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    2012-2013 Connecticut Financial Reality Fairs Wrap-Up Newsletter

    Connecticut credit unions celebrated reaching over 10,000 students at the Fall Financial Reality Fair at the Connecticut State Capitol. They then went on to surpass 12,500 students by the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

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  2. // Fundraising

    More Than $1M In Grants Available From NCUA

    From CUNA News Now – Low-income credit unions can now apply for a total of $1.18 million in grants to help support their financial literacy, product development, collaboration, staff and board member training, office relocation and computer modernization efforts, the National Credit Union Administration said on Tuesday, 5/21.

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  3. // Youth & Young Adults

    HEWFCU Offers Teens a Dose of Financial Reality as Part of Financial Literacy Month

    Students at H.D. Woodson High School recently experienced the realities of financial independence at a “Financial Reality Fair” hosted at the school by HEW Federal Credit Union (HEWFCU) to recognize National Financial Literacy Month. Students were randomly assigned careers complete with net and gross monthly income, a credit score, and a checking account with $1,500. They shopped for apartments, electronics, cars and more at various tables where they chose whether to pay cash; use a credit card; or get a loan for major purchases such as cars and furniture.

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  4. // League Highlights

    Michigan’s 2013 CU Community Reinvestment Report

    The Community Reinvestment Initiative supports the Michigan Credit Union League’s advocacy efforts through the CRI Report. The report is compiled each year using data from the CRI Survey and outside sources. Distributed to lawmakers during the CUNA GAC and throughout the year, the CRI Report contains information that demonstrates the good work credit unions do in their communities and further promotes the credit union tax exemption.

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  5. // League Highlights

    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.

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  6. // Youth & Young Adults

    22 Schools Attend Financial Reality Fair in Connecticut

    More than 550 students from 22 high schools throughout Connecticut spent Tuesday morning, March 26th, learning the challenge of living within their budget at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. Students chose their career in advance of the Fair, researching the starting salary and how much additional school is required to start in their choice. Teachers forwarded that information prior to the Fair so each student received a personalized budget worksheet based on their individual goals.

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  7. // Biz Kid$

    Biz Kid$ Piggy Hunt Teaches Financial Literacy

    Josh Allison, relationship development manager at Horizon CU, Spokane, Wash., developed the Biz Kid$ Piggy Hunt, which incorporates materials from the Biz Kids$ financial literacy initiative to engage children and adults. Here, a group of teachers work on the hunt.
    From CUNA News Now – Biz Kid$, a financial literacy initiative that teaches kids about money and business, is now part of a treasure hunt for financial literacy. The Biz Kid$ Piggy Hunt is a collaboration of Biz Kid$ and Horizon CU of Spokane, Wash.

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  8. // Biz Kid$

    Deadline Approaching for New NCUF Biz Kid$ Financial Ed Grants

    Credit union organizations have until the end of the month to apply for new Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). The deadline to apply is March 31, 2013.

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  9. // Youth & Young Adults

    Reality Fair at GAC “Eye-Opening Experience” for Teens

    Volunteer Lisa Totaro talks to teens at the transportation booth at the Reality Fair at GAC.
    Last week, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) held a Financial Reality Fair in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC. A Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy tool for high school students.

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  10. // Youth & Young Adults

    Unique “Kid’s CU” From Southern Chautauqua FCU Reaching Youth

    Southern Chautauqua FCU's President/CEO John Felton talks to students at a local school about the Kid's Credit Union program and how they can graduate high school with $10,000 by meeting savings goals. Candy White, Kid's CU Coordinator, is standing behind a table with $10,000 in cash on display.
    Through its innovative “Kid’s Credit Union” program, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union continues to reach more youth in the communities it serves, expanding over 200% in area schools last year. Southern Chautauqua FCU received a grant for the program from National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to cover the cost of materials.

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  11. // Fundraising

    CU Orgs Invited to Hold a “Financially Fit Day” on April 3rd

    The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is inviting credit union organizations to hold a “Financially Fit Day” on April 3, 2013 to kick off National Financial Literacy Month. This fundraising day is part of a relatively new campaign, entitled “Credit Unions Support Financial Education: Leading the Way to Financial Freedom.”

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  12. // League Highlights

    2013 Wisconsin Scorecard – WI CUs Saved Consumers $1B Since Recession

    From the Wisconsin Credit Union League – Wisconsin credit union members saved close to $1 billion since the start of the Great Recession in 2007 through competitive rates on savings and loans and lower and fewer fees for financial services according to the Credit Union League’s 2012-13 Scorecard. The Scorecard is an annual report prepared by the Wisconsin Credit Union League detailing credit unions’ economic impact and commitment to social responsibility.

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  13. // Conferences

    Filene’s Experiential Learning Colloquium a Success

    Credit unions learned about a more effective way of reaching out to large member groups at the Filene Research Institute’s Experiential Learning Colloquium held Jan. 31 at The Carter Center in Atlanta.

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  14. // League Highlights

    Illinois CUs Kick off 3rd Year of Financial Counseling Program

    For the third year, the Illinois Credit Union Foundation is bringing the REAL Solutions enhanced version of the Credit Union Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) to the credit unions of Illinois.

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  15. // Biz Kid$

    CUs Encouraged to Apply for New NCUF Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants

    Credit union organizations can now apply for new Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) through March 31, 2013.

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