For a little over a year a revolution has been slowly building in Lowell, Mass. and Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is at the center of it.

“We wanted to try to understand how a person entering the financial marketplace feels and that person could be 16, 22 or an immigrant,” said Mark Cochran, CEO of JDCU. “When it comes to conversations about money, unfortunately, many view it as being a mystery, having anxiety about it or feeling powerless. We’ve provided financial education for years but it’s been more an incremental case-by-case basis. We wanted this to be more of a movement where we could give people the tools to feel in control of their money, rather than money controlling them.”

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