KAMUELA, Hawaii. (12/1/11)--CU Strategic Planning, a provider of U.S. Treasury Community Development Financial Institution grant writing services to credit unions, has launched a new division to assist credit unions that serve Native American populations, including Native Americans, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians.
Alycia Juvik will lead the division as director of native initiatives. Juvik, also sits on the advisory board for the Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund for Office for Hawaiian Affairs. She joins CU Strategic Planning from her position as community development director for Hawaii FCU, Honolulu.
Juvik's responsibilities will be divided between outreach to credit unions serving Native populations, and coordination of an effort with the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions to continue increasing the number of CDFI awards and developmental services that credit unions provide to distressed communities and members in need, CU Strategic Planning said.