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WEOKIE Federal Credit Union Partners with Mexican Consulate to Strengthen Financial Literacy

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (August 7, 2023) — WEOKIE Federal Credit Union is delighted to announce its groundbreaking partnership with the newly opened Mexican Consulate in Oklahoma City to bolster financial literacy among the Hispanic community. This collaboration aims to provide essential knowledge and resources to empower individuals with the tools they need to achieve their financial goals.

“I am thrilled that WEOKIE is an inaugural supporter of the newly created Mexican Consulate in Oklahoma City,” said Jeff Carpenter, President/CEO. “Credit unions have a long history of helping consumers with limited access to reputable financial services and information. I am honored that we are able to support this important effort by providing education and information on resources to assist these new members of our community. To stand alongside the Hispanic community on this journey is a privilege, and we look forward to the positive impact we will create together.”

Understanding the significance of financial education and the challenges faced by many in the Hispanic community, WEOKIE offers free, comprehensive financial literacy programs. Every week, dedicated representatives from WEOKIE visit the consulate to present on a wide range of financial topics, carefully tailored to address the community’s unique needs as identified by the Hispanic Chamber.

Visitors to the consulate will have the invaluable opportunity to access the Ventanilla, a dedicated space within the consulate where individuals can seek additional information, guidance, and assistance on various financial matters. The Ventanilla serves as a hub for promoting financial empowerment and elevating the overall well-being for the Hispanic community in Oklahoma City.

“As a proud bearer of my Hispanic heritage, I find great pride in how WEOKIE embraces fresh possibilities,” said Rosie Rivera, Vice President of Branches. “WEOKIE is committed to empowering and supporting all diverse communities by ensuring they can realize their aspirations, from establishing an initial savings account to purchasing a first home. Being part of this dream is a privilege that fills me with honor and joy.”

Through this transformative partnership, WEOKIE Federal Credit Union and the Mexican Consulate envision a future where the Hispanic community in Oklahoma City thrives financially, embraces fresh possibilities, and achieves its dreams with confidence and financial wisdom.


About WEOKIE Federal Credit Union

WEOKIE Federal Credit Union empowers over 63,000 member-owners to make wise financial decisions, enabling them to keep more of their hard-earned money. Anyone that lives, works, worships, or attends school in the Oklahoma City metro area is eligible to become a member. WEOKIE Federal Credit Union cooperatively pools its members' financial resources to help fellow Oklahomans. WEOKIE is a full-service financial institution with 13 metro locations that offer a full array of unique member-centric financial products and services.

About the Mexican Consulate in Oklahoma City

The Mexican Consulate in Oklahoma City is a vital diplomatic representation serving the Mexican community in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. Its mission is to provide essential consular services, promote cultural exchange, and support the well-being and integration of Mexicans living in the United States.

Contacts

Jennifer Curtis
jenniferc@weokie.org
405-609-3523

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