Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

CU System
Sanders announces 130000 grant for AVCU fin ed effort
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (7/7/09)--U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced last week that the Association of Vermont Credit Unions (AVCU) would receive a $130,000 federal grant to improve the financial literacy of Vermont's middle school and high school students. Sanders invited AVCU President Joe Bergeron and Vice President Bryan Kent to join him in making the announcement at a press conference in Sander’s office Wednesday. “We have a responsibility to provide young Vermonters with the tools and the education they need to make sound financial decisions later in life,” said Sanders, who has been a champion of credit unions throughout his political career. He said he hopes the program will make students aware of the realities they face when making decisions about financial institutions. “If it sounds too good to be true, the likelihood is that it is too good to be true,” he added. The association is completing grant-required documentation and determining how to maximize the opportunity that Sanders’ work has made possible, the association said. “We anticipate that this two-year grant will be used, at least in part, to contract with a statewide credit union youth financial literacy coordinator,” Bergeron said. The coordinator’s responsibilities would include the advancement of financial literacy for Vermont’s youth by using the knowledge and experiences of credit unions statewide.
Other Resources

RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Construction spending drops in January, according to @CommerceGov http://t.co/W9J1mDyF8X #Market #NewsNow
10 hours ago
During Nat'l Consumer Protection Week, @TheNCUA reminds #CU members of agency resources re: rights as consumers. http://t.co/aYgW1HoDmF
11 hours ago
.@TransUnion: #millennials climbing into driver's seat with loans http://t.co/S4H9OIB3Av
12 hours ago
Breaking at #NewsNow: @CUNA backed bill introduced by @RepEdRoyce @GregoryMeeks would raise MBL cap. #CUSmallBiz http://t.co/ZDAb2UMoQz
14 hours ago
Loan growth at federally insured #creditunions in 2014 climbed to highest level since 2005, @TheNCUA reported today. Watch News Now Tues.
14 hours ago