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Unity One CU Opens Two Local Student-Run Branches in One Week
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:25 AM

Unity One School Branch 1

Student-run branches are becoming more popular in the financial industry. Unity One Credit Union, which has seven branches and serves over 30,000 members nationwide, opened not one, but two in-school branches last week. The first was at Washington Heights Elementary in Fort Worth ISD and the second at Fossil Ridge High School in Keller ISD. 

Students who help run the branch in Fort Worth are nominated by teachers for their academic performance and desire to learn, while the students in Keller must apply for the position and train at Unity One's North Tarrant branch.

Nearly 85 percent of the students at Washington Heights have opened a savings account at the new branch. "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 the Northside location. She believes that teaching students the importance of saving early will help them later in life. 

The high school branch in Keller is open every

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Friday during lunch. The students who run the branch "have shown a commitment to working hard and learning skills to help them in their future jobs," said Kathy Jones, branch manager at the North Tarrant branch. She also notes that the tellers sacrifice their lunches each week to help other students achieve financial goals. 

Credit union branches in schools have been a part of the financial institution world for almost 40 years. They are a valuable resource for schools that cannot afford financial literacy teachers or curriculum. 

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU 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. For more information, visit