People’s Credit Union wins Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award

MIDDLETOWN, RI (October 19, 2017) — People’s Credit Union was recently honored with first place in Rhode Island for the Desjardins Financial Education Award. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) established the award to recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages. People’s was recognized in the $250 million to $1 billion asset category at the state level, and the Credit Union’s winning entry will now go on to the national competition.

The award focused on People’s Credit Union’s partnership with North Kingstown High School (NKHS) where People’s sponsors the Rhode Island Financial Scholars Program at no cost to the school.  The program is powered by EverFi, a leading web-based financial literacy platform that helps support teachers and schools by making critical skills education opportunities available to students. Working with Richard Garland, a business and finance teacher at North Kingstown High School, People’s Credit Union helped implement financial literacy coursework into the curriculum and expand financial literacy into other school programs.

About People's Credit Union

People’s offers a complete range of services including online and mobile banking, savings and checking accounts, personal loans, mortgages, business accounts, business loans, and financial services. Headquartered in Rhode Island, People’s Credit Union is a member-owned, state chartered, federally insured, community credit union established in 1922. Membership is open to all individuals. Deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. For more information about People’s Credit Union visit


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