On this podcast, we’re revisiting Reality Fairs, which is an interactive financial literacy experience for high school students. The Pennsylvania CU Foundation recently tailored the fair model and used it for people re-entering society from the state’s correctional system. To learn more, we talk with Kathleen Fey, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania CU Foundation. You’ll hear […]



Full Post

  DuTrac Community Credit Union in Dubuque, Iowa is placing an emphasis on the importance of youth financial literacy. In 2016, they collaborated with community partners to hold five Financial Reality Fairs at local schools to help bridge the current financial education gap. They did so through the support of a grant from the Foundation. […]



Full Post

  On today’s podcast, we are going to be talking about a credit union foundation and awarding scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduates, which is a big part of many credit unions’ community outreach and philanthropic work. Therefore, we looked to one of the biggest credit unions in the country, BECU in Washington, to learn […]



Full Post

  On today’s podcast, we’re talking about Financial Reality Fairs. A Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy experience for high school students. You’ll hear all about them in the podcast and why your credit union should consider offering them. Reality Fairs have recently captured the attention of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray. In September, […]



Full Post

  On today’s podcast, we talk to Kathy Chartier from Members CU. In 2001, Kathy brought forth a compelling idea to build a formal partnership between credit unions and leagues operating in Connecticut and Trinidad & Tobago.  Under her leadership, this partnership was formalized and has led to strong mutual benefits for participants in both […]



Full Post
Donate