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Westerly Community Credit Union to Award $5,000 in Grants to Local Teachers

Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to announce the launch of their new WCCU Teacher Grant Program. This program will award $5,000 in grants, in values up to $500, for the 2016/17 school year. WCCU Teacher Grants are available to local Teachers, Administrators, or Staff from the following school districts: Chariho, Narragansett, Stonington, and Westerly.

WCCU will be awarding their grants annually to support creative and experiential educational projects or programs in the area’s school districts. Special consideration will be given to innovative projects that strengthen the relationship between our schools and the community at large, and to projects that support student excellence. 

All applications will be judged on the following criteria: Educational Focus, Promotion of Skills/Excellence, Creativity/Innovation, Community Connection, and Goal Clarity/Attainability. Grant applications must be submitted no later than October 31, 2016. Awarded monies will be distributed by November 30, 2016.

‘We appreciate the support given by local Teachers, Administration, and Staff in helping WCCU with our goal of teaching financial literacy to our area’s youth’  stated Steve White, WCCU President and CEO.  
‘We felt this was a way to thank them and show them our support for their innovative ideas to help children succeed.’

To apply for a WCCU Teacher Grant, visit www.westerlyccu.com to download an application. Only completed and signed applications will be considered. If you would like your school district to be considered in the WCCU Teacher Grant Program, please contact Meg Sisco, WCCU’s Vice President of Marketing, at 401-596-7000 x2117 or msisco@westerlyccu.com. 

About Westerly Community Credit Union:
Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution, focused not on profits, but on helping its’ members achieve financial success. They currently serve over 17,000 members with lending and deposit needs through their convenient locations in Richmond, South Kingstown, Westerly, and Newport (WCCU Mortgage office), as well as online via www.westerlyccu.com. WCCU has a long history of supporting local schools largely through their annual Basketball Tournament (solely sponsored since 1984) and financial literacy programs: Save for America School Savings program (elementary schools), the Everfi Online Financial Literacy Program, CU4Reality Financial Literacy Fairs, and Cemark financial literacy booklets (high schools). Membership is open to all who reside or work in Rhode Island and New London County, CT. Recently, the Westerly Community Credit Union was awarded 1st place as the fastest-growing and most innovative company in the State of RI by the Providence Business News. 

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