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Westerly Community Credit Union increases Awards to $7,000 in Grants to Local Teachers

Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to announce that the WCCU Teacher Grant Program will once again be awarding $7,000 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2018/19 school year. WCCU Teacher Grants are available to local Teachers, Administrators, or Staff from the following public school districts: Chariho, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Stonington, and Westerly.

The Credit Union awards 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, as well as 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.

‘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.’

Grant applications are available online at www.westerlyccu.com and must be submitted no later than October 31, 2018. Grants will be awarded by November 30, 2018 and monies distributed by year-end. For more information regarding 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:

Since 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union has been a local, full–service financial institution, focused not on profits, but on helping its’ members achieve financial success. They currently serve over 18,200 members with lending and deposit needs through their convenient locations in Richmond, South Kingstown, and Westerly, 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). Recently, WCCU was awarded a ‘2018 Best Employer’ Chamber Choice Award by the Southern RI Chamber of Commerce, a ‘2018 Best Places to Work’ award from the Providence Business News, ‘First Place- Best Bank’ in The 2017 & 2018 Westerly Sun Readers’ Choice Awards, and finally, 2016 ‘1st place as the fastest-growing and most innovative company’ by the Providence Business News.

Membership is open to all who reside or work in Rhode Island and New London County, CT.

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