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WCCU Awards Grant to Local Chariho District Teacher

Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to announce they have recently awarded (17) WCCU Teacher Grant Awards, totaling just over $7,500, for the 2018/19 school year. Grants were awarded to local Teachers or Staff from the following school districts: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Stonington, and Westerly.  

Chariho Regional School District’s Danielle Bruneau was awarded a $500 WCCU Teacher Grant for her application ‘Explore Your Estuary’. Danielle, a Special Education Teacher for Chariho Alternative Learning Academy, will use this grant to help students incorporate Science and Math into real-world experience. By partnering with Save the Bay, students will learn about the impact of humans as related to Narragansett Bay; collect, interpret, and graph data in relation to the healthiness of the bay and more.

‘This year was very competitive. We received over 28 outstanding applications, which represent the many exemplary Teachers, Administrators and Staff members in our neighboring school communities’, said Steve White, WCCU President and CEO. ‘We are so pleased to help fund these innovative programs and look forward to continuing to support future projects through our Teacher Grant program.’ 

Westerly Community Credit Union’s Teacher Grant Program awarded grants in values up to $500. WCCU 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, 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. 

Please contact Meg Sisco, WCCU’s Vice President of Marketing, at 401-596-7000 x2117 or msisco@westerlyccu.com with any questions regarding WCCU’s Teacher Grant Program. You can also visit www.westerlyccu.com for application details.

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. It currently serves over 18,500 members with lending and deposit products through their convenient locations in Wakefield, Richmond, Westerly, as well as online via www.westerlyccu.com. Membership is open to all who reside or work in RI & New London County, CT. Recent WCCU awards: 2018 CCUA Excellence in Social Responsibility; Best Employer by the Southern RI Chamber of Commerce 2018 Chamber Choice Awards; and #1 Best Bank in the Westerly Sun’s 2016 and 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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