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TCUF awards 27750 in grants
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (9/16/10)--The Texas Credit Union Foundation (TCUF) announced that it dispersed $27,750 in grants during the third quarter. This is in addition to the $137,240 TCUF awarded for the first quarter and $23,544 in the second. Among the recipients is Tarrant County CU, Fort Worth, with a grant to co-sponsor the “Generation Hope Laptop” program. The after-school enrichment program will provide financial education to about 300 students at six Title 1 schools in the county (LoneStar Leaguer Sept. 7). “Without the funding and support from the foundation, not only would there be no financial education component offered in the program’s core curriculum, there would be no opportunity to expose students to financial education or the benefits of credit union membership,” said Lily Newfarmer, president/CEO of Tarrant County CU. Other grants include:
* One Junior Achievement partnership with credit unions; * Three chapter grants; * One scholarship to send a credit union professional to the National Credit Union Foundation’s Development Educator program;

* A partnership with the Texas Council on Economic Education to deliver financial education training to educators in Texas; * Collaboration with the Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas to sponsor the Asset Building Case Management Program, focusing on financial literacy for low- to moderate income families; * Sponsorship of the RAISE Texas Summit to expand asset-building opportunities in Texas;

* Support of the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Ambassador Program, geared toward under-represented, academic middle school students who want to attend college; and * One training and conference grant for credit union staff and volunteers.

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