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    Holy Rosary CU Helping Hispanics Become Financially Literate in Kansas City

    Here is a great highlight of a collaborative REAL Solutions project in Missouri:
    Holy Rosary Credit Union is making headway in helping their local Hispanic community become financially literate, in large part thanks to “Your Finances Today,” their successful collaborative financial education program.

    “I didn’t understand much of what they were learning, but I did clearly understand the cheers and applause that greeted each of the twenty two Spanish-speaking individuals as they received their certificates of graduation upon completing a seven-course personal financial education program,” said Nancy Pierce, field coach for the REAL Solutions® program in Missouri.

    The course entitled “Your Finances Today: Building Your Brighter Financial Future” is just one part of an outreach initiative to bring financial services and skills to the largely unbanked Latino community in Kansas City. Through a grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to the Missouri Credit Union Association, Pierce is working with Holy Rosary Credit Union to develop community partnerships to better serve this market and to document efforts and results, as a case analysis.

    “The program at Holy Rosary is but one of several initiatives of the Missouri Credit Union Association in partnership with the National Foundation and their REAL Solutions program to serve low wealth households,” said Don Cohenour, Senior Vice President, Missouri Credit Union Association. “With each single initiative, we hope to build a template that can be repeated in other parts of the state or shared with other states.”
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