Students at Nasonville Elementary line up to visit their new,student-run branch of Central City Credit Union at their school.The branch of the $179 million Marshfield, Wis., credit unionopened this school year and once a week the students canbring in deposits and take part in learning the value ofsavings. The 22,000-member credit union has won two straightDesjardins Awards for Youth Financial Education and recently wasawarded a $12,240 grant from the National Credit Union Foundationthat will enable Central City to more than double itsfinancial education efforts.


Central City Credit Union's new program “Grow Your Green” will providestudents, teachers, and adults access to financial education toolslike: in-class presentations, online coursework , curriculum andtesting, as well as downloadable materials, and seminars. “We areexcited by the opportunity to expand our program” said HollyCarter, the credit union's membership development specialist. “The grant allows us to grow, and allows everyone access tofinancial education.”


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