I just posted this on the NCUF site and since St. Louis Community CU is a REAL Solutions participating credit union, I had to share their great story with you:
The majority of young adults between the ages of 23 and 28 consider “making better choices about managing money” the single most important issue for individual Americans to act on today, according to a recent Charles Schwab survey. In St. Louis, Mo., St. Louis Community CU is doing something about it. The credit union is helping both youth and adults in their community become more financially literate thanks to outreach efforts in local schools and community partners. The credit union also offers products specifically for the unbanked and underbanked.Click Here to Read the Full Story at ncuf.coop
Over the past few years, St. Louis Community CU has become a “go-to” resource for trustworthy financial literacy advice and knowledge thanks to their popular seminars around the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the staff to expand their efforts. With an Innovation Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) this year, the credit union was able to hire a full-time financial literacy specialist to help meet the demand for financial education in their area.
“Financial education is part of NCUF’s mission and a natural extension of the credit union philosophy,” said Bucky Sebastian, NCUF Executive Director. “We are proud to support St. Louis Community CU’s financial literacy efforts and applaud their many program successes.”
Click Here to Read a Profile of St. Louis Community’s CU Programs in CU Times