MCU announces winners of 2014 Build a Better School Contest

NEW YORK, NY (June 25, 2014) — Five New York City schools will get to “Build A Better School” this year, thanks to the 2014 Build A Better School Contest.  The contest, initiated by Municipal Credit Union (MCU) this year in conjunction with the NYC Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers, the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, CUNY, WPIX-TV 11 and the New York Daily News, encouraged students in the five boroughs to create and submit short videos describing the needs at their schools for the chance to win grants to complete those projects.  Pictured accepting the $10,000 grand prize from MCU Vice President of Business Development/Member Relations Corey Fernandes are students and staff from the School By the Sea in Far Rockaway, NY.  The School By the Sea’s grand prize-winning submission focused on re-building areas of the school devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

This year, 61 schools entered the contest.  Four other schools won $5,000 grants for their projects: Chelsea CTE High School in Manhattan; The Hungerford School in Staten Island; Frederick Douglass Academy III in the Bronx; and Brooklyn Transition Center in Brooklyn.  A total of $30,000 in grant money was donated by MCU for the contest.

Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the Country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of over $2 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its over 350,000 members. With branches in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, its members also have access to the credit union’s large and growing ATM network. Eligibility to open accounts at MCU is available to New York City and Yonkers municipal employees; state and federal employees who work in the five boroughs; health care professionals who work in New York State; members of select industry groups; employees of private colleges in New York City and private and public colleges in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester; certain family members, and qualifying retirees. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit

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