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Fort Worth ISD Students Learn Financial Education via Hands-On Training from Unity One
Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:45 AM

Unity One CU Branch

Recently, Unity One Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its local student-run branch at Washington Heights Elementary. To run the branch, fourth- and fifth-grade students are selected by their teachers for academic performance and desire to learn. More than 300 students have opened a savings account available at the school.

“It’s amazing to watch the excitement of the students each week as they learn new skills such as receiving deposits and balancing a cash drawer,” said Cynthia Huerta-Aguirre, branch manager at Unity One’s Northside branch. “Teaching students the importance of saving early will help them later in life, and that’s our number one goal.”

Parents of students are also eligible for membership with Unity One Credit Union.

About Unity One Credit Union
Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas, and has served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. After transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations, and individuals. Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN, and Kansas City, KS, may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information, please visit www.unityone.org.