Fort Community Credit Union to be recognized for commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic Community; Credit Union Receives Prestigious Juntos Avanzamos Designation from Leading National Financial Inclusion Advocate.
FORT ATKINSON – (September 1, 2021) Inclusiv, a leading national financial inclusion advocate, has awarded Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) the nationwide Juntos Avanzamos, “Together We Advance,” designation for their commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant members by providing safe, affordable, transparent, and relevant financial services.
In the wake of predatory financial service providers targeting Hispanic and immigrant communities, FCCU seeks to be a trusted financial partner to all by employing bilingual, culturally competent team members and leadership, accepting alternative forms of ID such as ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number), and treating members with respect, regardless of immigration status.
“We are honored to receive this national recognition for our ongoing efforts to be a strong ally to our diverse community,” said Sue Johnson, President and CEO of FCCU. “We strive to help every member be in a better financial position than when we met them, especially the underserved and those living paycheck to paycheck.”
A formal proclamation ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 18 at 3:00 pm during the Unity Project Fall Fiesta event at Jones Park in Fort Atkinson, WI. Members of the community are invited to celebrate the Juntos Avanzamos designation and enjoy the Fall Fiesta event.
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About FCCU: Established in 1940, Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) is a member-owned financial cooperative open to anyone living or working in Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Rock, Walworth or Waukesha counties. With branch locations in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Watertown and Whitewater, FCCU holds $346 million in assets and has more than 22,000 members. For more information about FCCU and the products and services they offer, visit fortcommunity.com or call (920) 563-7305.
About Juntos Avanzamos: "Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) is a designation for credit unions committed to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers – helping them navigate the U.S. financial system and providing safe, affordable and relevant financial services. Juntos Avanzamos credit unions employ bilingual, culturally-competent staff and leadership, accept alternative forms of ID and treat all of their members with respect, regardless of immigration status. Inclusiv is leading the national expansion of Juntos Avanzamos and the network is growing quickly; it currently includes 115 credit unions in 27 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. For more information visit: www.juntosavanzamos.org.