WCCU Launches Teacher Grant Program

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Westerly Community Credit Union (WCCU) will be awarding $8,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2021/22 school year to local Teachers, Administrators, or Staff from the following public-school districts: Chariho, Coventry, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, North Stonington, South Kingstown, Stonington, and Westerly. 

The Credit Union awards these grants annually to support creative and experiential educational projects or programs in the area’s school districts. Special consideration is 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 are judged on the following criteria: Educational Focus, Promotion of Skills/Excellence, Creativity/Innovation, Community Connection, and Goal Clarity/Attainability. 

‘We understand the monumental task at hand for our local Teachers, Administration, and Staff in meeting learning objectives and keeping everyone safe during this school year. We are pleased to offer teacher grants that enhance the overall educational experience especially during this very challenging time’, stated Steve White, WCCU President and CEO. ‘We feel this is a way to show our support and appreciation for their creativity and ongoing determination to help children succeed.’

Grant applications are available through the WCCU website, www.westerlyccu.com/teacher-grant. Completed applications must be submitted to WCCU no later than October 31, 2021. Monies will be awarded in early December. For more information about 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:
The WCCU mantra, #WCCUCares, emphasizes their focus on caring about their members, their members’ financial success, and their community.  Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution that currently serves over 19,700 members with lending and deposit products through their convenient locations in Wakefield, Richmond, Westerly, as well as online via www.westerlyccu.com. Recent WCCU awards: Westerly Sun’s Readers’ Choice Best Bank Award (2017-18-19 and top 3 in 2020); Southern RI Chamber Choice Hero Award 2021, Best Employer (2018) and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019 & 2020) community service awards; as well as PBN Best Places to Work (2018-19 and 2021).