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Fred Hagerman, CMO Marketing/Public Relations
Firstmark Credit Union
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San Antonio, TX – March 6, 2012 – NEISD and Firstmark Credit Union announce a Financial Literacy Partnership with North East Independent School District’s Ronald Reagn High School. The program includes a student-run credit union branch and curriculum support in financial literacy.
Administrators at Reagan High School approached Firstmark Credit Union last year about the potential to offer a student-run high school branch and ATM on the school campus.
“Establishing a student-run branch of the Credit Union reflects our roots in education and our commitment to the community,” explained Leon Ewing, President/CEO of FirstmarkCredit Union. “We are pleased to partner with NEISD. Improving financial literacy, providing hands-on business experience, and adding convenience for our members makes this a winner for the Credit Union as well as the District and students of Reagan High School.”
“To involve our community, each year Reagan High School invites our community members to establish a school/business partnership, and we are very pleased to announce Firstmark Credit Union as our newest partner,” said Bill Boyd, Reagan High School Principal. “Thank you for investing in the future of our youth.”
“Working with the school’s administration and faculty, we have put in place a program for success. This is a great way to teach work place skills of time-management, organization, and teamwork. Plus, we’re providing a tangible supplement to personal finance, math, and technology,” said Ryan Pierce, Firstmark Credit Union Vice President of Branch Administration.
Staffed by students, with oversight by Credit Union employees, the branch will offer teller and account services. Located next door to the school store, the branch and ATM (wrapped in school colors and watched over by the school’s “Rattler” mascot) is open only to the school community.
About Firstmark Credit Union
Firstmark Credit Union provides financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Bexar County, as well as education-related employees in Bexar County and the 12 surrounding counties, and their relatives. Established in 1932, the Credit Union serves over 91,000 members and manages more than $700 million in assets. For more information, visit firstmarkcu.org.
North East ISD has more than 70 schools and magnet programs with a fall 2011 enrollment of more than 66,000 students. NEISD employs more than 8,000 people. It is the second largest public school district in the San Antonio area and the eighth largest in the state. Under the Texas accountability system, the district earned Recognized status for the fourth year in a row.