DE Day of Service - June 14, 2017

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

- Dr. Martin Luther King

Linking our past with credit unions' present, the DE program brings renewed relevance to the philosophy of "People Helping People." This unique and transformative training provides critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy and international development issues while incorporating challenges credit unions face today. The experience of DE does not end upon receiving our DE diplomas – this is just the start of our DE journey. As we returned to our respective lives, we worked hard to complete a DE project within our credit union, our community or the global world. But our work is never done…

At a meeting in early 2016, the CUDE Advisory Committee suggested we offer a DE Day of Service to celebrate our DE designations and to make lasting changes within our communities. Using this day (or week), is a way for DEs to transform their training and its teachings into community service to empower our members and strengthen local communities.

We are asking DEs across the country (and around the globe) to embrace the DE Day of Service - and work individually or collectively to complete a project to improve the lives of others – and then tell the story. Consider service ideas that support making a difference around the Development Issues (health, housing, hunger, access to credit, savings mobilization, transportation, education, environment, appropriate technology, women in development etc).

DEs Embrace First "DE Day of Service"

To celebrate the first DE Day of Service - June 15, 2016 - Credit Union Development Educators (DEs) across the country (and world) worked individually and collectively to complete a project to improve the lives of others.

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For More Information... Lois Kitsch, National Program Director, at (608) 504-1765 or

DEs - Tell us about your project:

Take this brief survey so we have a record of what you did.