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GECU Receives Juntos Avanzamos Flag Aug. 28
Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:50 AM

On Aug. 28, the Cornerstone Credit Union League will present El Paso-based GECU with its Juntos Avanzamos designation. Juntos Avanzamos means “Together we Advance,” and is a designation that must be earned.

Credit unions seeking to achieve this designation must go through an application and review process, and only to those credit unions that have demonstrated they have the infrastructure; capacity and commitment to serve the financial needs of Hispanic families are awarded with the designation.

“GECU proudly supports the credit union philosophy of people helping people. We are honored to have achieved the Together We Advance designation for our involvement in supporting our Hispanic community,” says GECU President and CEO Crystal Long. “It’s important to assist the underserved and help communities thrive for a better tomorrow.”

The Aug. 28 event will be held at 1:30 p.m., at the credit union’s operations center located at 1225 Airway Blvd. in El Paso. The credit union says it will announce their donation of school supplies to area K-sixth grade students at the Wednesday event. The credit union is also offering free immunizations at the Aug. 28 event, and free bilingual financial education seminars will be held.

Other credit unions to have just received this designation include Randolph-Brooks FCU (RBFCU), Southwest 66 CU and TCC CU. A Juntos Avanzamos flag raising ceremony will be held Sept. 5 at RBFCU.

Additional information on the League’s Juntos Avanzamos program is available in the Outreach section of our website. Among other things, credit unions will find an online application. The League has also created a Hispanic outreach forum, so credit unions can share best practices. Please note that you will need to enter your username and password in order to access the forum.

A wealth of information and resources is available to member-credit unions on the League’s website. If you do not have log-in credentials, please visit our web site and complete the short online registration.