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Westerly Community Credit Union increases Awards to $8,500 in Grants to Local Teachers

Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to announce the WCCU Teacher Grant Program will be awarding $8,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2020/21 school year. WCCU Teacher Grants are available to local Teachers, Administrators, or Staff from the following public-school districts: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, North Stonington, 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 tremendous dedication and commitment of local Teachers, Administration, and Staff in educating our area’s youth,’ stated Steve White, WCCU President and CEO. ‘We feel this is a way to show our support and appreciation for their creativity and determination to help children succeed.’

Grant applications are available online at www.westerlyccu.com and must be submitted no later than October 31, 2020. Grants will be awarded by November 30, 2020 and monies distributed by year-end. For more information regarding the WCCU Teacher Grant Program, please contact Kim Gates, WCCU’s Financial Education Officer, at 401-596-7000 x2124 or kgates@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 18,600 members with lending and deposit needs through their convenient locations in Richmond, Wakefield, 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: Everfi Online Financial Literacy Program, CU4Reality Financial Literacy Fairs, Cemark financial literacy booklets (high schools) and School Savings programs (elementary schools).
Recent WCCU awards: #1 Best Bank in the Westerly Sun’s 2016, 2017, 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards; Best Employer (2018) and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019) community service awards by the Southern RI Chamber of Commerce; as well as PBN Providence Business News Best Places to Work 2018-2019.
Membership is open to all who reside or work in Rhode Island and New London County, CT.

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