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Financial Empowerment in Action

Oct 01, 2016 | In The Community

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At SCE FCU, there are few things more exciting than empowering people through financial education! With the start of the new school year, the nonprofit founded by the Credit Union is busy doing just that for high school students. Check out where SCE FCU and the Center for Financial Empowerment will be empowering teens this fall...

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New Partnership Will Reach More Youth

Jul 01, 2016 | In The Community

It’s no secret that teens need to learn smart money skills before they hit the financial pitfalls of adulthood. Without this important training, youth are left to navigate the maze of spending and credit on their own. A few missteps can cost them dearly for years.

For ten years the Center for Financial Empowerment has fought to save young people from destructive money mistakes by delivering financial literacy training in classrooms at schools in disadvantaged communities...

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Tell Us Your Stories!

Apr 01, 2016 | In The Community

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We all have them – those “life lesson” moments with money. The times when we learned, sometimes the hard way, about the importance of using money and credit wisely.

“A defining moment happened when I was 20, working my way through college. Back then I spent every dollar I earned before the ink was even dry on the paycheck. When the starter went out on my old car...

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Your Donation Dollars At Work

Oct 01, 2015 | In The Community

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Did you know that every new SCE FCU member makes a $10 donation to support the Center for Financial Empowerment? Those funds go directly to fund personal finance education for underserved youth in our branch communities. We’re happy to report that your donations have made a huge impact in the lives of young adults and families!...

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Look who received money for college!

Jul 01, 2015 | In The Community

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The Center for Financial Empowerment has awarded a total of $15,500 in college scholarships to 14 young adults from Southern California and Southern Nevada.

“We wanted to award students who know how to make smart financial choices,” said Abby Ulm, Manager of the Center. “We also looked for strong community involvement and a passion for helping others, as well as excellence in academics...

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Shopping for a Good Cause

Apr 01, 2015 | In The Community

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Did you know your online shopping could actually change lives? When you shop with the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of eligible purchases to the nonprofit organization founded by the Credit Union – the Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE)! All you need to do is complete the free registration and select the CFE as your nonprofit of choice...

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2015 Scholarship applications are now available!

Jan 01, 2015 | In The Community

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The Center for Financial Empowerment, formerly the SCE FCU Foundation, offers college and trade school scholarships to young adults from financially disadvantaged families. The scholarship program encourages students from families of modest means to pursue higher education in order to learn a trade or establish a career...

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Making a Difference

Jan 01, 2015 | In The Community

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The Center for Financial Empowerment, SCE FCU’s nonprofit organization, enjoyed a year of growth and development in 2014. We’re proud to share the following achievements:

  • Facilitated 81 financial literacy workshops, serving nearly 3,000 high school students and community residents with effective financial education
  • Hosted 4 Mad City Money reality simulations with 430 teen participants...
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SCE FCU's Employees Give Their Own $$$ to Support Youth Financial Education

Oct 01, 2014 | In The Community

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The Center for Financial Empowerment, the nonprofit founded by the Credit Union, launched a special giving campaign at the end of August to all SCE FCU employees – to increase support for the expansion of its financial education programs...

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Get Ready for Life at Mad City Money!

May 20, 2014 | In The Community

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The Center has reserved 40 participant tickets for SCE FCU youth at our upcoming Mad City Money event!

Mad City Money delivers a dose of financial reality to teens and young adults in a fun, interactive format. It's a hands-on learning activity that lets young people experience what it's like to live and support a family in the real world...

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