Cooperative Strategy

Inclusion

By Sharon Simpson | July 4, 2022

A new initiative sees Kansas City’s CommunityAmerica Credit Union working alongside local community colleges and others to deliver financial peace of mind to consumers in depressed areas.

By Sharon Simpson | June 20, 2022

A six-week, 1-to-1 mentoring program connects white women in senior leadership positions with up-and-coming black women in the credit union industry to open discussion around the racial divide and gender bias.

By Marc Rapport | June 13, 2022

Ivy Glover is one year into making sure DEI is more than just a buzzword at the Buckeye State’s biggest credit union.

 

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By Sharon Simpson | June 6, 2022

GreenState Credit Union has committed $1 billion toward home loans for communities of color. CEO Jeff Disterhoft is rallying the entire industry to take similar steps.

By Rebecca Rowold | June 6, 2022

Credit unions across the country have rolled out programs to create better days in their communities.

By E.C. Harrison | June 6, 2022

A program at Carolina Foothills FCU targets low-income borrowers with flexible underwriting practices, financial education, and partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit groups.

By Sharon Simpson | April 25, 2022

Along with hosting its first Financial Inclusion Forums — intended to be an annual event — the California credit union is making efforts to provide products and services that meet the needs of underserved consumers who might be intimidated by traditional FIs.

By Marc Rapport | April 11, 2022

The Connecticut credit union has an in-depth plan for how it plans to help narrow the racial wealth gap and expand access to underbanked consumers.

By Sharon Simpson | March 14, 2022

Three executives share success stories learned from their cooperatives’ DEI journeys.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 28, 2022

The Minnesota cooperative leaned on insight from industry peers to create a path for building employees' skills and knowledge.