Originally published at CUInsight – In 2014, there were 46.7 million people in poverty. This is up from 37.3 million in 2007. The number of low-income people is near the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty statistics have been published. Wow. It’s not just folks in poverty either scraping by. Nearly […]



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  At the beginning of the year, we debuted an Impact Map to highlight the Foundation’s programs, projects, and Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) in each state.  The Impact Map displays to credit unions and credit union professionals what their state is involved in when it comes to Foundation programs and initiatives, such as Biz […]



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Life Simulation

  You never truly know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes.  This saying fits in perfectly with the National Credit Union Foundation’s Experiential Learning programs.  It’s hard to understand what someone may be going through or experiencing until you place yourself in their situation; and live it yourself. This is exactly the […]



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  This October is a very special month for us at the Foundation as we get to celebrate 35 years of making a difference in peoples financial lives!  This anniversary is the perfect opportunity for us to reflect on the great work we have accomplished over the years, and the strides we are making towards […]



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  Illinois credit union chapter leaders expressed emotions from “frustrated”, “powerless”, and “belittled” to “lucky”, “blessed”, and “victorious” after participating in a recent eye-opening poverty simulation. The Life Simulation was recently introduced as part of the Illinois Credit Union League’s (ICUL) Chapter Leaders Conference. Hosted jointly with the Greater Decatur Chapter of Credit Unions, this annual […]



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