University Credit Union partners with UCLA Black Alumni Association to support alumni programming, banking

Proud partner of the Social Summit 2019 hosted by the UCLA Black Alumni Assoc.

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 18, 2019) — Today, the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) will announce its partnership with the University Credit Union (UCU) during the Social Justice Summit 2019.  The year-long partnership provides financial support to UBAA community programming and scholarship development efforts.  The partnership announcement will take place on Saturday, January 12th at 3:45PM at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center Ballroom located at 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. 90085.

“UBAA’s goal is to inspire the next generation of social justice leaders while raising much-needed scholarships for Black Bruins,” said Michelle Johnson, UBAA President. “With the largest African American undergraduate enrollment in the UC system, and our ranking as the #1 public university, UBAA is deeply committed to playing a pivotal role in the empowerment of our future alumni and the broader Black community. Building strategic partnerships is key to this goal which is why we are thrilled to have panelists from across the country engaged for this much needed discussion.”

“We are proud to announce our new partnership with UCLA’s Black Alumni Association. We are committed to providing resources to help students achieve a financial edge and become the next generation of leaders within our communities. This endeavor supports our mission and highlights why UCU exists, what we believe in and where we are headed.” said Dr. David L. Tuyo, II, President and CEO of University Credit Union. “Together UCU and UBAA can provide scholarships to incoming African American students and an opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams.”

Started in 2018, the inaugural Social Justice Conversation was created to bring thought leaders in the sports, entertainment and academic community together to address pressing issues affecting the African American community.  Previous guests have included UCLA alum, NBA Hall of Famer and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; CNN commentator Angela Rye; Bunche Center for Social Justice Director Dr. Kelly Lyte-Hernandez; and, Dr. Tyrone Howard, founder of the Black Male Institute.

About University Credit Union (CA)

University Credit Union, a federally insured financial cooperative, was founded in 1951 on UCLA's campus by faculty and staff. Serving more than 50,000 members, UCU has become a leading credit union in the United States. A board of directors comprised only of the university community’s faculty, staff, and alumni guides UCU toward fulfilling its core purpose. That purpose is to give its members a financial advantage in life. With its promise to advocate, educate, and innovate, UCU serves as an industry-leading financial partner to university communities. 

About the UCLA Black Alumni Association

The purpose of the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) is to empower UCLA African American Alumni, Students, Faculty and the Community at Large to form powerful associations through advocacy and mobilization that will create greater educational opportunities and resources for the African American community collectively. Providing scholarships, advocacy, support and networking opportunities have been just a few of the ways this organization has and continues to support the University and its mission of having the best and brightest students walk the halls of UCLA.  For more information, log onto  Follow UBAA on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


Kristy Collins
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