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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 James Major | July 4, 2022

From financial education to grants for the classroom and more, three credit unions share their tips for making the transition back to school a bit easier.

By Aaron Passman | June 27, 2022

Think there’s no room for creativity in banking? Think again. These stories from the last month reveal a host of new ways credit unions are finding to serve members and make a difference in their communities.

 

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By Katy Slater | June 27, 2022

A mentoring experience offered one participant the chance to better understand biases, stand in another person’s shoes, and put DEI principles into action.

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 20, 2022

Special loan programs at cooperatives across the country address equity, financial deserts, emergency aid, and climate change.

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.

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 Sharon Simpson | June 6, 2022

The Wyoming-based credit union is testing a program that rewards members for contributing to a fund to help other members more easily afford a down payment on a home.

By Rebecca Rowold | June 6, 2022

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