Altura Staffers Open Imaginations As Part of ‘Read Across America Day’

RIVERSIDE, CA (March 29, 2013) – Eleven Altura Credit Union employees, including CEO Mark Hawkins, read to children at schools in Riverside County recently as part of Read Across America Day, a national literacy program designed to spur children to read more.  Read Across America Day is celebrated every year close to the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Suess.

The event was created by the National Education Association in 1997 to celebrate, promote and generate enthusiasm for reading as well as spark imaginations. Parents and volunteers, like those from Altura, read to children of all ages around the country at schools, libraries and community centers as part of the national event.

Altura’s volunteers this year visited classrooms at schools in the Riverside, Moreno Valley and the Alford Unified School Districts.

Altura is very proud of its 56 years of service to Members in the Inland Empire.  Today Altura is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Riverside and San Diego counties, as well as selected cities in Orange and San Bernardino counties.  Altura Credit Union,, has been recognized with the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE), the state’s equivalent of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  Today, Altura Credit Union serves 86,500 members and has $683.5 million in total assets.  For more information on Altura, visit our website,, or call 1-888-883-7228.

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