On April 14th, NorthPark Community Credit Union was honored to receive the prestigious Juntos Avanzamos Designation from Inclusiv at the Indiana State Capitol. The Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation is awarded to credit unions that are committed to serving and empowering underserved consumers.
In order to receive the Juntos Avanzamos designation, credit unions must meet a rigorous set of criteria, including:
NorthPark Community Credit Union was founded in 1954 to provide financial services to the underserved communities of Indianapolis. The credit union has a long history of serving underserved and immigrant consumers, and it is committed to providing them with the financial resources they need to succeed.
In recent years, NorthPark has made significant investments in its underserved and immigrant outreach efforts. The credit union has hired bilingual staff, established partnerships within its communities, and launched a number of educational programs to help its members and the underserved community learn about financial literacy and credit building.
The Juntos Avanzamos designation is a testament to NorthPark's commitment to serving those that have been overlooked by traditional systems. The credit union is proud to be recognized for its efforts to empower underserved communities and help them achieve their financial goals.
Sandy Sanchez from the Radio Latina show on Exitos 94.3 FM emceed the event with guest speakers, Indiana Secretary of State, Deiogo Morales, Consul of Mexico, Maki Teramoto, District 30 Indiana State Senator, Fady Qaddoura, Kathy Soutchet-Downey from the Office of Congressman Andre Carson, Greg Wilson, the Executive Director of Civil Rights Commission for the State of Indiana, Director of Latino & International Affairs, Ruth Morales, City of Lawrence Mayor, Steve Collier, City of Lawrence Chief of Staff, David Hofmann, President & CEO of HYCO Logistics, Humberto Yanes, SVP of Juntos Avanzamos, Pablo DeFilippi, and NPCCU Board Chair, Lori Brenner.
Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) is a designation for credit unions committed to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers – helping them navigate the U.S. financial system and providing safe, affordable and relevant financial services. Juntos Avanzamos credit unions employ bilingual, culturally competent staff and leadership, accept alternative forms of ID and treat all of their members with respect, regardless of immigration status.
The Juntos Avanzamos designation is a significant achievement for NorthPark. The designation is a recognition of the credit union's commitment to serving and empowering underserved consumers.
The Juntos Avanzamos designation is also a valuable asset for NorthPark. The designation helps the credit union attract new members, and it also helps the credit union build relationships with key stakeholders in the community.
The Juntos Avanzamos designation is a symbol of NorthPark's commitment to diversity and inclusion. The credit union is proud to be a part of the growing movement to provide financial services to all consumers, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or immigration status.