Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) recently launched its new user-friendly website which includes the newly released Latino Credit Union Chronicles, a series of member testimonial videos, and an all new online Knowledge Center which features an interactive bilingual financial education module.
The Latino Credit Union Chronicles are a series of videos that record the unique narrative of Latino Credit Union’s diverse members, their relationship with the credit union, and their personal stories about how they have reached their goals.
“These first-hand accounts show how ethical financial opportunities positively affect individuals, families, and help to grow the local economy. By sharing their stories, our members can also motivate others to take steps to improve their own lives,” stated Erika Bell, VP of Strategy & Services at Latino Credit Union.
Award-winning filmmaker, Rodrigo Dorfman, of Melloweb Multimedia produced the videos. Dorfman previously worked with Latino Credit Union to produce their full-length feature financial education films, Angelica’s Dreams (2007) and Roberto’s Dreams (2010).
Latino Credit Union’s new website features a Knowledge Center that grants free and public access to Latino Credit Union’s widely acclaimed financial education curriculum, its entertaining and educational films, popular mini-series “Reymundo’s World,” and an all new, bilingual, interactive online financial education module.
“Financial education has been at the core of our mission since we opened our first branch 12 years ago. We continue to believe that financial education is the key component to gaining financial empowerment. These educational tools will allow a much larger community in and outside of North Carolina to learn about important financial topics at their own pace from the comfort of their own homes.” stated Bell. Providing online financial education is an extension of Latino Credit Union’s current program. The online education curriculum is based on LCCU’s prized financial education curriculum and covers a wide array of topics from the basics of using a financial institution to an introduction to investments.
Latino Credit Union will continue to hold its free in-person financial education workshops at all of its branches twice a year. Over 1,000 workshop participants have completed the entire series of workshops and have participated in the annual graduation ceremony.