Adelphi University, Jovia Financial Credit Union announce partnership in support of student success
Programming includes a robust calendar of workshops, programs and activities for Adelphi undergraduate and graduate students, and local high school students
LEVITTOWN, NY (June 21, 2023) — Jovia Financial Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the United States, is the inaugural partner in Adelphi University’s recently launched Corporate and Community Partnership Program.
The new partnership program, which serves as a bridge for Adelphi to connect with for-profit and nonprofit corporations and organizations, is aimed at establishing mutually beneficial partnerships that align an organization’s objectives with the University’s five-year strategic plan, Momentum 2.
Corporate and community partnerships play a critical role as the University develops tomorrow’s leaders, creates new knowledge and connects students with transformational opportunities. Jovia and other partners of the program benefit from access to a diverse pool of talented students and a fulfilling way to build brand recognition and visibility.
“Adelphi University is excited to partner with Jovia Financial Credit Union,” said Thomas A. Kline, EdD, vice president of University advancement and external relations. “We are grateful for the financial support Jovia has provided Adelphi in underwriting specific programs. We look forward to bringing Jovia closer to our University through this partnership while providing benefits to the regional community via our joint work on impactful initiatives.”
Jovia joins the Corporate and Community Partnership Program at the highest corporate partner level with a two-year agreement for the following initiatives:
Jovia Mentoring: Guiding and inspiring student success at Adelphi University empowers undergraduate and graduate students to achieve success throughout their college careers with one-to-one mentoring by volunteer faculty and staff. Using a strength-based approach to help students feel a sense of belonging as they navigate college life inside and outside the classroom, the program also exposes them to internships and research opportunities. This Jovia-named program launched in January 2023 during a National Mentoring Month celebratory event at Adelphi where Jovia representatives, Adelphi students, mentors and faculty focused on the importance of mentoring. Speakers unveiled details surrounding the various programs and provided information on how students and faculty can get involved.
The Hispanic Community Partnership Program is a free, four-day experience for Hispanic high school students to immerse themselves in college life while gaining the know-how, skills, resources and confidence to pursue a college degree. In addition to workshops on the college application process and critical reading and writing, a workshop on financial literacy for parents and students is conducted in English and Spanish.
The Jovia Financial Literacy Program at Adelphi University provides four on-campus workshops each year for students, faculty and staff on financial literacy topics to facilitate and improve their short- and long-term financial security.
Student consulting projects provide an opportunity for Jovia executives to work with students and faculty to find solutions to organizational and/or societal problems. This program allows Jovia to benefit from Adelphi’s vast academic resources while also identifying and assessing highly motivated college students for full-time career opportunities.
“We are so proud to partner with Adelphi and to sponsor these vital programs. From the moment I met with the program directors, I knew we had to get involved in supporting students on their journey to becoming future world leaders, thinkers and doers,” stated Chaka Adams, vice president of marketing and community relations at Jovia Financial Credit Union. “We’re making a difference in the lives of these promising young adults and Jovia is committed to providing them with the personal and professional tools to help them achieve their dreams.”
In addition, Jovia was a Presidential Sponsor at the 2023 President’s Gala on June 10 and will be a Reception Sponsor at the 2023 Golf Classic on September 21. The credit union will also participate in a new employee onboarding program in partnership with the Office of Human Resources.
About Jovia Financial Credit Union
Headquartered in Westbury, New York, Jovia Financial Credit Union is one of the country’s top 100 credit unions with over $4.2 billion in assets, over 215,000 members, 22 branches, and access to over 55,000 fee-free ATMs worldwide. Jovia, an 85 year not-for-profit financial institution, provides low fees and affordable financial services and products to its members across the nation. The credit union is committed to ensuring great value through innovation while banking on the bright side. For more information or ways to join Jovia, visit www.jovia.org, or call 1-855-JOVIA4U.
About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning
Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training at the undergraduate and graduate level with particular strength in our Core Four-Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.
Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves more than 7,250 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York-just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities-and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online.
More than 119,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities, and the world. For more information on Adelphi University, visit www.adelphi.edu. For more information on the corporate community partnership program, visit: https://www.adelphi.edu/giving/corporate-community-partnership-program/