JetStream Federal Credit Union celebrates Juntos Avanzamos designation along with Grand Opening of Doral Branch
MIAMI LAKES, FL (March 16, 2017) — JetStream Federal Credit Union celebrated its Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation along with the Grand Opening of their new Doral Branch on March 8, 2017. JetStream Federal is the first credit union in Florida to receive this honor. The Juntos Avanzamos designation is awarded to credit unions that are committed to serving the Hispanic community by providing education and services that improve financial well-being.
“We are dedicated to our members’ prosperity and truly committed to identifying and serving the needs of our diverse, multi-ethnic community” said JetStream President and CEO Jeanne Kucey, “Seventy-five percent of our members reside in low-income zip codes and they need our help. All of our JetStream team members are Community Development Certified Financial Counselors. We are one of the very few credit unions nationwide that have achieved this full-staff certification. We’re confident that our financial literacy education efforts will lead to increased member loyalty and community goodwill.”
Recently JetStream Federal introduced the Small Business Micro Loan which offers businesses up to $50,000 for equipment financing, working capital or even to expand their location. “From both our member requests and researching our market, we identified the need for a program to assist small businesses owners in their growth with an emphasis on a personal touch and common sense approach to making loan decisions. We are looking to make relationships not loans. We are also developing an easy documentation personal loan to help members in our market fulfill their American dream and obtain citizenship” said Guy Petroro, SVP- Chief Lending Officer.
“We congratulate JetStream FCU for this groundbreaking achievement” said Pablo De Filippi Federation SVP. “The fact that this is the first credit union in the state of Florida to obtain the Juntos Avanzamos certification is recognition to their historic commitment to financial inclusion and community development. As a low income designated and CDFI certified credit union, JetStream FCU is a national example that a financial institution can do well by doing good.”
Mark Rodriguez from Allied Solutions served as Master of Ceremonies for the event which featured guest speakers, member testimonials, gourmet food, entertainment, and door prizes. Over one hundred people were in attendance including representatives from the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions along with numerous community and business leaders. The Mayor of Doral, Juan Carlos Bermudez, officiated the ribbon cutting along with the JetStream team.
(L-R) VP of Mktg Mara Falero, Branch Mgr Carmen Garcia, Chairman Bolivar Perez,
Mayor of Doral Juan Carlos Bermudez, CEO Jeanne Kucey, Miami Dade County Exec. Diana Rodriguez, Exec VP Aaron Small, SVP of Federation Pablo De Filippi, Doral Tribune Gloria Burns.
L-R, JetStream’s senior management team along with Pablo De Filippi, SVP Of Membership for The Federation.
About JetStream Federal Credit Union
JetStream Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative with $230 million in assets. The 72-year-old credit union has 5 branches located in Miami, Miami Lakes, Doral and Hialeah, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Membership is open to anyone (and their family members) that lives, works, worships or attends school in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and anyone (and their family members) that 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.
About Juntamos Avanzamos
Juntos Avanzamos, Together We Advance, is a designation for credit unions committed to serving and empowering Hispanic consumer. Developed originally by the Cornerstone Credit Union League, the program was taken national in 2015 by the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (the Federation) as a collaborative in partnership with. Coopera (Iowa based consultants to the industry on the Hispanic market), the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP), and a growing number of state credit union leagues and associations (CUANM, CCUL, ICUL, LSCU, MWCUA and NWCUA) to connect credit unions with the Latino market. For more information visit http://www.cdcu.coop/initiatives/serving-underserved-markets/juntos-avanzamos-together-we-advance/