North Island Credit Union partners with USS Midway Museum to support youth programs

Credit union to provide tuition for no Child Left Ashore Scholarship Fund & Midway Leadership Academy programs

GLENDALE, CA (October 24, 2018) — North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union, has entered into a new sponsorship agreement with the USS Midway Museum (Midway), supporting a variety of the organization’s youth programs and other events through the upcoming year.

Through the agreement, the credit union will underwrite tuition and transportation expenses for 500 students who qualify for Midway’s No Child Left Ashore Scholarship Fund. North Island Credit Union also will become a Supporting Sponsor of Midway’s Leadership Academy, underwriting tuition expenses for 250 students who participate in the program, held in conjunction with the Travis Manion Foundation’s Character Does Matter curriculum. In addition, the credit union will become a Supporting Sponsor of other Midway Programs, including its Legacy Week, July 4th Family Celebration, and Veterans Day Celebration.

“We are committed to supporting local institutions and youth in our community, and there is no better example of a powerful program than the USS Midway’s outstanding Leadership Academy,” said North Island Credit Union President/CEO Steve O’Connell. “We’re honored to support the USS Midway and expect that our contribution will make it a little easier for young people to participate in the special programs they provide, including the Leadership Academy and the No Child Left Ashore program. We are also hopeful those in our community will enjoy the onboard celebrations we proudly sponsored again this year.”

“We’re so grateful for the continuing support of North Island Credit Union,” said Craig Fisher, Midway’s Director of Partnership Marketing.  “Partnering with a strong brand like North Island Credit Union that shares our mission, culture, and commitment to leadership and education really makes a difference in the impact and benefits of Midway’s leadership programs for students throughout San Diego county.”

North Island Credit Union has been an active supporter of the USS Midway Museum since 2015, donating approximately $70,000 to further the organization’s youth and community programs over the last four years.

Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century before becoming an interactive museum. Midway’s School and Youth Programs are hosted onboard in state-of-the-art education facilities. In 2015, the Midway partnered with the Travis Manion Foundation to create an onboard Leadership Academy dedicated to teaching and improving character development and leadership skills in our future generations to better serve others. After each program, the Travis Manion Foundation and USS Midway teams set up community service opportunities in which Academy graduates have the opportunity to practice what they have developed. Since the Leadership Academy piloted, hundreds of youth from the San Diego community have completed the curriculum.

About California Credit Union

California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 with assets of nearly $5 billion, approximately 200,000 members and 25 retail branches. The credit union serves community members and businesses in the California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura as well as school employees throughout the state. The credit union operates in San Diego and Riverside Counties as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. The credit union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. California Credit Union is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a Low Income Designation, offering inclusive products and services to build financial stability in our underserved communities, including a checking account certified as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards. Visit for more information or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @CaliforniaCreditUnion.


Jeanne Ouellette

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