JetStream Federal Credit Union announces Vanessa Ortega as Community Development Certified Financial Counselor
MIAMI LAKES, FL (February 26, 2014) – JetStream Federal Credit Union announces Vanessa Ortega, CDFI Program Manager, has earned the designation of Community Development Certified Financial Counselor.
This designation is certified by the National Cooperative Business Association through its Community Development Initiative. It’s an essential tool for organizations serving moderate and low income populations, and an effective way for financial institutions to better serve their members when they face difficult times.
With more than 75 percent of its members classified as low income, building a community development program to serve distressed members has been a priority for JetStream Federal Credit Union. The credit union was granted the designation of CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) in 2013 by the US Department of the Treasury.
“The tools I’ve learned in this training program will help me effectively identify and enhance the financial health of those members I counsel,” stated Ortega.
JetStream Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative with $157 million in assets, serving over 20,000 members. The 67-year-old credit union has 7 branches located in Miami, Miami Lakes, Doral and Hialeah, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Membership is open to anyone (and their family members) who lives, works, worships or attends school in sections of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and anyone (and their family members) who lives, works, worships or attends school in Carolina, Trujillo Alto and San Juan, Puerto Rico. All persons (and their family members) who work in any of our select companies and organizations located in Miami-Dade County and the select areas of Puerto Rico may also join. Membership is open to businesses and other legal entities located in Miami-Dade County, Florida and the select areas of Puerto Rico. For additional information, visit our website at www.jetstreamfcu.org.