WCCU Launches Teacher Grant Program

Friday, August 5, 2022

The Westerly Community Credit Union (WCCU) will be awarding $9,000 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2022/23 school year to local Teachers, Administrators, or Staff from the following public-school districts: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Coventry, 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 recognize the enormous responsibility our local Teachers, Administration, and Staff have in meeting learning objectives and keeping students engaged in these challenging times. We are pleased to offer teacher grants that enhance the overall educational experience as well as provide meaningful development opportunities,” stated Steve White, WCCU President and CEO. “We want to show our support and appreciation for their innovation and ongoing fortitude 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, 2022. 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 20,000 members with lending and deposit products through convenient locations in Westerly, Richmond, Wakefield, Coventry, and online at www.westerlyccu.com. Recent WCCU awards: Westerly Sun’s Readers’ Choice Best Credit Union (2021), Best Mortgage Company (2021) Best Bank Award (2017-18-19 and top 3 in 2020); Southern RI Chamber Choice Award 2021, Best Employer (2018), and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019) community service awards; as well as PBN’s Best Places to Work (2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022).