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    New York’s 2012 MORE Report, Survey Findings Now Available

    The Credit Union Association of New York’s 2012 MORE Report is now available online and in print, providing credit unions with a powerful tool for advocating and building awareness.

    The report highlights New York credit unions’ efforts in seven key categories: adult financial education; community investment and outreach; customized products and services; financial counseling; immigrant outreach; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA); and youth financial education.

    More than 1,500 examples are included in the report, along with findings from the 2012 MORE survey.

    Notable survey findings include:

    • New York credit unions educated nearly 45,000 consumers through adult financial education sessions.
    • New York credit unions maintained 275 in-school banking programs and educated more than 35,000 youth through financial education programs.
    • New York credit union staff were involved with nearly 8,000 charities and community boards and contributed nearly 26,000 volunteer hours to community organizations.
    • Nearly 75 percent of New York credit unions partnered with other organizations throughout the year, and 80 percent sponsored community events.
    • Nearly 80 percent of New York credit unions offered customized products for youth in 2012.
    • New York credit unions contributed more than 3,000 staff and volunteer hours to VITA programs, and more than 5,600 New York consumers benefitted from credit unions’ VITA programs.

    “The MORE Report is always an exciting reminder of just how much credit unions impact their communities,” said Association President/CEO William J. Mellin. “It brings real people and causes into the limelight, and it allows us to prove the credit union difference to lawmakers, the media and the public. On behalf of the Association, I want to thank the 100+ credit unions that contributed to this year’s report.”

    To learn more or submit information for the 2013 MORE Report, visit the Association website here.

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