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NCUF Grantee Uses Biz Kid$ to Help Students Stand Out in Workforce


Travis Credit Union teamed up with the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, Solano County Office of Education (SCOE), and the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District to create a Work-Ready Certification (WRC) Program to help students stand out in the workforce.

Designed to validate that students have the necessary entry-level skills as identified by the local business and industry community, the WRC Program enables students to be both successful in the workplace and also become contributing citizens of the community, both locally and globally. Travis Credit Union received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to help fund this initiative.
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44 CU Professionals Become CU Development Educators (CUDEs) After Completing “Life-Changing” Program


Forty-four credit union professionals became certified Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) last week after being guided by eight dedicated program facilitators and mentors through the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). The Fall DE training was held September 10-17, 2014 at the Lowell Center on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis.

After attending the Fall DE Training, Laida Garcia, NCUF Chairman and President/CEO of floridacentral Credit Union in Tampa, Fla, said, “NCUF’s DE training was an enriching experience that will stay with me for years to come. While I have 35 years of experience in the credit union industry, my week at DE Training re-kindled my passion and spirit for our cooperative movement and roots.”
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National Credit Union Foundation Board Nominations Open


The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is currently seeking nominations for three board seats. The nominations are for credit union executive or director, system affiliates and at-large seats. Volunteers serve up to three terms of three years each on the NCUF Board, as long as they are re-nominated by the NCUF Nominations Committee and re-elected by the NCUF Board.
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Courtney Moran Joins NCUF Board


Courtney Moran, Executive Director of the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation in Farmers Branch, Texas, has joined the board of directors of the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).

Moran was elected at NCUF’s board meeting September 21, 2014 in Washington, D.C. and is the new state credit union foundation (SCUF) network representative on the board. The board seat was most recently held by Joe Guilfoy, Executive Director of the Indiana Credit Union Foundation and Vice President of Consulting & Education at the Indiana Credit Union League in Indianapolis, Ind.
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NCUF Grantee Helps Elementary Students Save Over $40k


Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) helped elementary students learn the importance of saving through its innovative program, “The Piggy Bank Project”. At the end of the school year, students at Walter Bracken Elementary saved just over $40,000. SSSCU received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to help fund this initiative.

The Piggy Bank Project is a collaborative effort between SSSCU, Walter Bracken Elementary School, The United Way of Southern Nevada, Young Philanthropist Society, Junior Achievement, and the Andson Foundation to provide real savings accounts for elementary students, while also providing in class financial
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Registration Opens for 2015 Development Education (DE) Trainings


Click Here to Register for Winter or Spring 2015 DE Training!Registration is now open for the first two Credit Union Development Education (DE) trainings of 2015, with the third opening up early next year. This is the second time in a row that three DE Trainings will be held in a single year, with the first program taking place January in Dallas, Texas followed by trainings in the Spring and Fall in Madison, Wis. Attendees of the National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions’ social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking.

After attending the training earlier this year, Michael Waylett, President of Vision Financial FCU in Durham, N.C, said, “DE training was hands-down the most educational, inspirational, and emotional training or conference I've ever been fortunate enough to be a part of. I learned of the principles on which credit unions were founded and how these principles should remain at the heart of every decision that we make today. It is not possible to attend this training and not, as a human being, be changed significantly."
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Collaborative Biz Kid$ Pilot Program Teaches Kids about Entrepreneurship


The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation improved the financial literacy skills of both students and educators through their collaborative Biz Kid$ pilot program, which focused on personal financial education and training for teachers, and featured a Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Contest for students. Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to help fund this initiative.

“We are excited to help fund Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation’s innovative program,” said Danielle Brown, Director of Development & Donor Relations for NCUF. “It is a creative way to integrate Biz Kid$ into the classroom and get kids engaged. Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation’s program is an excellent example of how credit unions can improve people’s financial lives in a creative and engaging way.”
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National CU Foundation 2013-2014 Annual Report Released


Click to view the reportThe National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) released their 2013-2014 Annual Report entitled “Improving People’s Financial Lives through Credit Unions.” The report highlights NCUF activities related to their programs and grants over the past twelve months.

“As the charitable arm of America’s credit union movement, the National Credit Union Foundation is proud to keep purpose constant,” writes Laida Garcia, NCUF Chairman and President/CEO of floridacentral Credit Union, and Gigi Hyland, NCUF Executive Director, in the report’s introduction. “It’s the framework for which we work and support credit unions to improve people’s financial lives. As you browse the following pages of this report, you can already see the progress we’ve made in helping people achieve financial freedom, and the positive potential for our future working with credit unions across the country."
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Register for an Upcoming Charitable Donation Account (CDA) Webinar


Learn how your CU can improve people’s financial lives through this win-win investment hybrid Click to view brochure

NCUA’s new charitable investment rule grants a federal credit union expanded investment powers to fund charitable contributions. Learn how your credit union could have contributed 5 times more to the National Credit Union Foundation while also earning an investment return 5 times more than the traditional MTC CD CIF investments.

NCUA’s newly created Charitable Donation Account rule does just that and is truly a win-win for the credit union industry. Join us for an upcoming free, short webinar to learn more.


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NCUF Approves Biz Kid$ Education Grants to Build Youth Financial Literacy Skills


The National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) board of directors has approved seven new Biz Kid$ grants for 2014. The new grants engage the credit union movement in using Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education skills.

In a keynote speech given in June during a Pensions & Investments conference, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said “If our young people aren’t financially literate, we are part of the problem, not part of the solution.” Credit unions have stepped in to become part of the solution through Biz Kid$, the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. The Biz Kid$ education grants support credit unions and state foundations in their efforts to extend the reach of the award-winning financial literacy series beyond the television set into communities across the country.
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