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New Life Simulation Kit Available to Credit Unions
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 6:25 AM

NCUF Life Simulation

Foundation’s Simulation Helps Staff “Step into Their Members’ Shoes”

Credit union organizations can now order a new Life Simulation kit from the National Credit Union Foundation to hold their own Life Simulation. This simulation is designed to help sensitize credit union organizations to the financial needs of low-wage working families.

The Life Simulation experience is designed to help credit union employees, volunteers, and leadership begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. 

“The Foundation’s Life Simulation is a great way to develop products, services, and resources to assist with the daily struggles that your members, neighbors, and friends may be facing each day,” said Lois Kitsch, national program director at the Foundation. “It’s difficult to understand what someone is going through until you walk a day in their shoes, which is why the Foundation’s Life Simulation is such an eye-opening experience that will change the lives of your credit union staff and, ultimately, the lives of your members.”

The Life Simulation is a comprehensive kit that includes over 1,000 pieces of material. It has been created to include the most up-to-date scenarios, including complex family dynamics, current issues facing members such as pay day lenders and medical debt, and other everyday financial hardships that members may face. 

This exercise is primarily a staff training program, but can also be used as an event break out session, a chapter meeting or to host a community event.

For more information on the Life Simulation or to order a kit, click here

About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.