Young pros encouraged to connect through YP Network


The New York Credit Union Association’s Young Professionals Commission and statewide network provide young professionals and volunteers across the state with numerous opportunities to connect and grow within the credit union movement.

Young credit union professionals and volunteers are encouraged to learn more about the credit union movement and get involved with the statewide email listserv, the YP Network. Through the network, participants can share email updates about networking, education and outreach opportunities.

Other Commission initiatives include:

  • Local meet-ups, which are free, local gatherings that are open to all credit union employees and volunteers ages 39 and younger. Agendas include valuable networking, industry presentations and community service projects and fundraisers. Meet-ups are held before or after work and are posted on the Association’s event calendar and in The Point;
  • Facebook community to share information and promote engagement among their peers; and
  • The Future Leaders Initiative—a comprehensive study, white paper and toolkit completed by the New York Credit Union Association and its Young Professionals Commission.

To learn more, visit the Association’s website.

NY credit unions win national recognition awards


Clarence Community & Schools FCU and CORE FCU will receive national recognition during the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Both New York credit unions will receive first-place Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards, which recognizes credit unions that demonstrate a significant commitment to youth financial education.

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Lower East Side People’s FCU sues over CFPB appointee


The law firm of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Lower East Side People’s FCU against President Donald Trump and his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, who Trump appointed as acting director of the CFPB. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan.

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Recognition Round-Up: Alternatives FCU among NCUA grant recipients

gold cup winner

Alternatives FCU in Ithaca was one of 17 low-income credit unions to be awarded with an NCUA grant to provide financial literacy coaching and enhance economic opportunities for members in low-income communities. In total, NCUA provided $536,000 to the grant recipients, who can use the grants to:

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