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MPS Credit Union celebrates being awarded the prestigious national Juntos Avanzamos designation by Inclusiv. The Juntos Avanzamos designation is awarded to credit unions that are commited to serving Hispanic and immigrant communities by providing education and services that improve financial well-being.
In recognition of the honor, community members, business partners, MPS Credit Union employees, Inclusiv executives, and local dignitaries gathered at the Credit Union for a proclamation ceremony and celebration catered by MPS Credit Union Hispanic Business Partner, The Healthy Gourmet and entertainment was provided by Jahinero Music.
Opening remarks were delivered by MPS Credit Union President and CEO, Jace B Reyes and by Vice President of Marketing, Jennifer Gerson, both of which accepted the Juntos Avanzamos flag along with Michele Paramore, Vice President of Compliance & HR, from the Inclusiv Representative, Rene Vargas Martinez.
Jace B Reyes said, “Our commitment as a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) and Low Income designated credit union is to serve the underserved in our communities. The diversity of our community is one of our greatest assets and the Juntos Avanzamos designation signifies our commitment to meeting the needs of everyone in our community.”
Jennifer Gerson added, “As we celebrate our 90th anniversary this year we are honored that our commitment to the Hispanic and immigrant community has been recognized by Inclusiv and the Juntos Avanzamos designation, it makes the celebration even more special. This accreditation is important in our effort to continue to expand and serve the underserved.”
After presenting the Juntos Avanzamos flag, Rene Vargas Martinez of Inclusiv said, “On behalf of the network of Juntos Avanzamos credit unions, Inclusiv congratulates MPS Credit Union for their leadership in promoting financial inclusion for the Latino community. We salute your vision and commitment and welcome you to our growing family of credit unions opening the door of opportunity to immigrants and Hispanics.” Jordan Burroughs of LSCU was on hand to present the proclamation to MPS Credit Union with Rene Vargas Martinez.
Longtime member and retired postal employee, Ida Reyes also addressed the group of how influential the Credit Union has been in her life for the past 40 years that she has been a member. She continues to give back in her retirement with volunteering with postal service groups, always promoting the benefits of the Credit Union.
At Inclusiv, we believe that true financial inclusion and empowerment is a fundamental right. We dedicate ourselves to closing the gaps and removing barriers to financial opportunities for people living in distressed and underserved communities. Inclusiv is a certified CDFI intermediary that transforms local progress into lasting national change. We provide capital, make connections, build capacity, develop innovative products and services and advocate for our member community development credit unions (CDCUs). Inclusiv members serve over eight million residents of low-income urban, rural and reservation-based communities across the US and hold over $92 billion in community-controlled assets. Founded in 1974, Inclusiv is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Madison, WI and Atlanta, GA. For more information about Inclusiv visit us at Inclusiv.org and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Juntos Avanzamos
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 and treat all of their members with respect, regardless of immigration status. The Juntos Avanzamos network continues to grow and includes over 100 credit unions in 26 states, Puerto Rico and District of Columbia.
About MPS Credit Union
Established in 1928, MPS Credit Union (mpscu.org) is a not for profit financial institution that has been serving its members for over 90 years always staying true to the people helping people philosophy of the credit union industry. We are proud to deliver innovative financial products and services adding value to our members’ lives. We proudly serve anyone who lives, works or worships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach or Monroe Counties. For more information about MPS Credit Union visit us at www.mpscu.org and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Insured by NCUA.