Spartanburg, S.C. — The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) recently awarded Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union a first place in the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award at the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. This award recognizes leadership within the credit union on behalf of financial literacy for members and nonmembers.

In 2016, Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union, in partnership with Arcadia Elementary School Adult Learning Center and its Hands-On Parenting Engagement (H.O.P.E.) program offered Latino women a financial literacy workshop. The sessions were held at the school, two hours, once a week for six weeks. Twenty women attended each week, many with young children in their arms to learn more about banking basics in the U.S.

Carolina Foothills President/CEO Scott Weaver said, “Our staff was very enthusiastic about conducting this work-shop as educational ‘outreach’ to the community. We were honored to teach these women financial basics of the U.S. banking system. They were quick learners!”

Board Chairman Isaac Dickson said, “The credit union’s mission is to make ownership in the financial cooperative a long-term relationship built on loyalty, education, confidence and a sincere concern for the members’ well-being. Receiving this award validates our mission. We are very proud!”

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