Inclusiv recently announced the expansion of the Juntos Avanzamos network to 100 credit unions, reflecting the credit union industry’s support for Juntos Avanzamos and financial inclusion. This new milestone was recently announced at Inclusiv’s 2019 Annual Conference and is part of Inclusiv’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Juntos Avanzamos was developed as a Hispanic outreach program in Texas, and it has since grown into a nationwide movement and designation for credit unions that demonstrate a commitment to serving immigrants.
To receive the designation, credit unions must demonstrate a strategic plan for improving service to Hispanics, offer bilingual services and information, collaborate with community organizations that support Hispanics, offer affordable products and services relevant to the immigrant consumer, and offer financial education in Spanish and English.
The credit unions most recently designated as Juntos Avanzamos credit unions helped expand the program’s principles of financial empowerment to an additional 1.3 million members in 5 states. The total network’s reach now extends to over 7 million consumers in 26 states, including New York, as well as Washington, D.C and Puerto Rico.
The growth of Juntos Avanzamos has highlighted the increased awareness within their movement of the importance of financial inclusion and the key role Hispanics and immigrants play in the nation’s economy.
To learn more, visit Inclusiv’s press release.