“It’s no secret that communities that are more financially literate are better off,” said Davidson. “People who are more financially savvy, no matter how much money they have, are more likely to be productive members of society and less likely to live in poverty or to commit a crime.”
Marco Dominguez leads Financial Center’s Latino education initiative. His experience in business banking and public relations allows him to reach businesses and organizations who serve the Latino community.
“Credit unions are all about helping people, and of course our first goal is to help people live more financially secure,” said Dominguez. But he admits there’s another reason for the credit union’s program. “We hope to bring new members to the credit union because they find great value in not only the knowledge but also the services we can provide – most often at a better price than the bank or check cashing service they may be using.”
Financial Center has been recognized by the Indiana Credit Union League for its financial literacy program for the past several years. In March of 2015, Financial Center attended the Government Affairs Conference hosted by the Credit Union National Administration in Washington, D.C. and collected its first national award for adult financial literacy.
Financial literacy is one of three major areas of community outreach for Financial Center. It also supports local organizations that honor the military and feed the hungry with charitable contributions and volunteer hours.
About Financial Center: Financial Center First Credit Union has been serving consumers who live or work in Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby Counties as well as other special groups for over 60 years. Over 54,000 members take advantage of favorable deposit and loan rates as well as reduced fees by banking with the Indianapolis-based credit union. Financial Center is a not-for-profit entity that employs 165 people. Guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, Financial Center’s mission is to ‘Improve Members’ Financial Lives’. Learn more at www.fcfcu.com.