Community Service and Programs

Through direct financial support and other in-kind contributions to worthwhile local organizations, and by participating in public service activities, Schools Financial Credit Union strives to be an active partner in our community. We recognize that practicing good Corporate Citizenship supports the Credit Union Philosophy of "People Helping People." Furthermore, it will help raise the overall level of social and economic well-being of those in our community, help to strengthen ties within the community and better position us to reach out and serve — as only credit unions can — those people in greatest need of affordable financial services. Below are some of the programs Schools supports:

Spirit of Giving
Through this program established by Schools, the Credit Union family provides food and gift donations for employees or temporarily displaced families faced with hardships during the holiday season.

Food Bank Donations
Needy families in our service areas are assisted through food and clothing donations from employees and members. Collection barrels are placed in our lobbies. We collect for several local food banks: Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Yuba Sutter Gleaners Food Bank, Elk Grove Community Food Bank Services, Twin Lakes Food Bank, Food Bank of El Dorado County and the Placer County Salvation Army. Schools staff also participates in the Run to Feed the Hungry, which funds the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Loans for Disaster Relief
Members who are the victims of disasters are eligible for special low-rate Credit Union loans.

Loans for Budget Impasse
Members who are not receiving their normal pay as a result of a Government impasse are eligible to receive no-interest loans to bridge the impasse.

Scholarships
Deserving college students benefit from scholarships provided by Schools to American River College, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento City College, National University, Sierra College, Yuba College, Lake Tahoe Community College and California State University, Sacramento.

Babies in the Workplace
This program encourages new mothers or fathers to return to work sooner by allowing new parents to bring their infant to work with them until the child is six months old or crawling.

School Service
Schools encourages and compensates employees who give their time to schools and day care centers.

Take Your Child to Work Day
Schools and our employees actively participate in this day. Employees sponsor a child in order to educate the child on working and to develop his or her understanding of the Credit Union.

Children’s Miracle Network
Each year Schools raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network during the holiday season through a stocking fund-raiser and the sale of Entertainment Books.

Credit Union Partners in Education (CU PIE)
Several Schools employees are actively involved in CU PIE, a network of volunteers from local credit unions whose primary purpose is educating young people on financial awareness, money management and career development.

Community Events
Schools spreads the word about its affordable banking services at diverse community events each year, including the Black Expo and the Festival de la Familia.

Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk®
Several Schools volunteers walk and raise money each year for the American Cancer Society® in an effort to fund an array of breast cancer programs and services.