Credit Union Development Educator (DE) Projects


Graduates of the Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) program are encouraged to design projects that reflect their personal commitment to furthering credit union community development.

Here are some highlights of recent CUDE projects that shows the passion, creativity, and commitment to the credit union community that is shared by Development Educators.

Brandon McAdams & Patrick Livingston

Project: CUaware - fostering credit union employee interaction and awareness to the credit union movement with unique opportunities to "learn.share.grow."
> CUaware - DE Impact Project Highlight

Christopher Morris & Chad Helminak

Project: The Disclosures - using music and humor to spread the word about credit union history, financial education and the cooperative structure.
> The Disclosures - DE Impact Project Highlight

Cathy Brorson

Project: “Life on the Edge in Kitsap County” - a one-day workshop, poverty simulation, and resource fair in Bremerton, WA.
> 'Life on the Edge' DE Impact Project Highlight

Jeff Hardin

Project: Re-tool the NC CU League to begin focusing more on the Seven Cooperative Principles and the philosophy of credit unions.
> North Carolina Talks Philosophy: A Development Educator Perspective

Lauren Mayhew

Project: Reinstate the Kentucky Youth Development Committee and encourage Kentucky credit unions to market to Gen Y and young Millennials.
> Bank On Owensboro: A Development Educator Perspective

Brian Gately

Project: Provide technical assistance to a credit union in West Africa

The following article in the Credit Union Times tells of Brian's amazing journey to Senegal and the impact it has made on his life.
> Intense and Dazzling Trek to Dakar Teaches History, Culture and CU Ways

Claire Ippoliti

Project: Bringing together a credit union and a non-profit to help people in New Orleans as they continue to recover from the devastation left from Hurricane Katrina.
> ASI FCU and St. Bernard's Project: A Development Educator Perspective