Pelican State Credit Union hosts free financial literacy workshop for Baton Rouge community

BATON ROUGE, LA (May 19, 2016) — Pelican State Credit Union has continued to raise the bar for providing free financial education to the residents of Louisiana. The credit union hosted a free Financial Literacy Workshop (FLW) for the Baton Rouge community on Monday, May 16th at the Baton Rouge Parish Main Library. Over 75 Baton Rouge residents received free financial education at the workshop.

Pelican hosted two back-to-back presentations for the community: “Credit Score Breakdown – Understanding Credit Reports and Scores” and “Think Like a Millionaire – Saving and Budgeting for Success.” The presentations were given by two of Pelican’s Nationally Certified Credit Counselors, Lynn Gobert and Kimberly Gaines.

In addition to providing free financial education to the Baton Rouge community, Pelican also gave out door prizes and a free jambalaya dinner to all attendees. Credit union membership was not required to attend the event, receive dinner or be eligible for door prizes.

“Louisiana ranks 48th in the nation for credit scores,” said Jessica Oliver, Director of Financial Outreach, “which is why it’s part of Pelican’s mission to provide free financial education and workshops to our branch communities across the state.”

Pelican offers free one-on-one credit counseling to all of its members. Its five Nationally Certified Credit Counselors are always happy to help members by giving them information they need budget effectively, make sound financial decisions and, in some cases, improve their credit and consolidate debt. For more information on Pelican’s free credit counseling services, please visit

Pelican members can also benefit from a variety of convenient products and services and several opportunities to win cash and prizes throughout the year. For information about becoming a Pelican member, please contact Baton Rouge Branch Manager Cynthia Vessel at (225) 408-6276.

Kimberley Gaines Credit  Counselor at Pelican State Credit Union

Lynn Gobert Credit Counselor at Pelican State Credit Union

About Pelican State Credit Union

For over 60 years, Pelican State Credit Union has been providing financial services to individuals and their families throughout the state of Louisiana. The credit union is dedicated to improving the lives of its members through safe, competitive products and educational services. Pelican was originally chartered as the Department of Hospitals Credit Union, located in downtown Baton Rouge, to serve Louisiana charity hospitals, mental health centers, and state office personnel. They have since grown into the largest state-chartered credit union in Louisiana now serving over 60,000 members. For information, visit


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