California Credit Union encourages Los Angeles County teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its Teacher Grant program.
The California Credit Union grant program is available to full-time teachers in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, or credit union members teaching in California, looking to fund special learning opportunities for their students. The project should have clearly defined learning objectives tied to students’ academic needs, display creativity, and benefit a significant number of students. Ten California Credit Union grants of $500 each will be awarded to area teachers in early October in the fall program.
“We were founded 90 years ago by a Los Angeles teacher, and supporting our education community has always been an important part of our heritage. We’re excited to once again offer this grant program to help teachers light up their classrooms with an innovative learning opportunity for their students,” said Steve O’Connell, California Credit Union president/CEO. “We encourage any teacher who has an exciting project idea to take just a few minutes to apply for one of our grants.”
Interested teachers can find more information and apply online [here]. The application deadline is Sept. 15.
Since the creation of the program in 2012, California Credit Union has awarded $175,000 in teacher grants to benefit students across Southern California. The spring grant program funded a wide range of projects, including writing books about kindness, creating an art journaling project, opening a student Wellness Center, and starting a pickleball program, among others.
About California Credit Union
California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 with assets over $4.5 billion, nearly 200,000 members, and 24 retail branches. The credit union serves community members and businesses in the California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura as well as school employees throughout the state. The credit union operates in San Diego and Riverside Counties as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. The credit union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. Visit ccu.com for more information or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @CaliforniaCreditUnion.