Teachers Credit Union receives national recognition for efforts empowering youth via financial literacy program

SOUTH BEND, IN (March 2, 2017) — After just one year, the Teachers Credit Union (TCU) Financial Empowerment program has caught the attention of TCU’s peers on a national scale.

On March 1, TCU’s signature financial literacy program was recognized with a Credit Union National Association Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award (named after credit union pioneer Alphonse Desjardins). CUNA created the Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards program to recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages. The award was accepted by Teachers Credit Union President and CEO Paul Marsh and Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Dan Rousseve during the annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, DC.

The TCU Financial Empowerment program is a free curriculum that quickly engages students in high school with a unique, web-driven financial literacy program developed by teachers and personal finance experts. The curriculum teaches students critical thinking skills needed to ensure a lifetime of smart financial decisions. Since its inception in September 2015, adoption of the program has been rapid and currently operates in more than 100 Indiana high schools. The program is powered by FoolProof™ and underwritten by Teachers Credit Union and the TCU Foundation.

“Teachers Credit Union is extremely proud of the progress we’ve made in a short time impacting financial literacy among the youth of Indiana,” said Marsh. “Our goal as a financial institution is to empower the future leaders of our community with the skills they need to be successful in their personal and professional lives.”

About Teachers Credit Union

Teachers Credit Union (TCU) has grown to become Indiana’s largest Credit Union with almost $3 billion in assets, 55 branches throughout the state of Indiana and Southwest Michigan, and more than 250,000 members. A financial cooperative owned by its members, TCU offers traditional financial services including checking, savings, mortgages and credit cards, as well as non-traditional services such as investment, insurance and travel services. And while financial service is an important part of contributing to a community, TCU’s 85-year history shows a commitment to going beyond this service and working to build a better community. For more information about TCU, visit


Jon Glesing
Director of Public Relations
Teachers Credit Union
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