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Delta Community and Georgia United Open Credit Union Storefront at New JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett
Partnership Provides New Educational Resource to Gwinnett County Students
Delta Community COO Matthew Shepherd and Georgia United CEO Debbie Smith.
Atlanta, GA (Aug. 27, 2015) — Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com) and Georgia United Credit Union (www.gucu.org) announce the grand opening of their jointly sponsored, simulated storefront in the new Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center at Gwinnett this afternoon.
“Our storefront focuses on the importance of giving back and investing in local communities – a commitment shared by all credit unions,” said Jai Rogers, vice president of community development at Delta Community. “Delta Community and Georgia United are excited to join forces to provide this dynamic educational opportunity.”
In addition to the credit union storefront, the JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett offers more than 30 other simulated businesses. Students are able to interact within a realistic, imitation economy, assuming the roles of employees, tax-payers and consumers. By the end of each session, each student completes a day's work, develops a personal budget and makes purchasing decisions.
“This opportunity showcases two credit unions coming together in a cooperative business model to teach the importance of giving back to the communities we serve. Students learn the importance of making, spending and giving,” said Debbie Smith, president and CEO of Georgia United. “The JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett supports our shared mission of fostering financial education, literacy and responsibility.”
The JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett is located on the campus of the new Discovery High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It is expected to serve more than 25,000 middle school students annually. Georgia’s first JA Discovery Center opened in Atlanta in 2013.
About Delta Community Credit Union
Delta Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with a mission of providing consumers better service and value on the deposit, loan, investment and insurance products they use to manage their household expenses and save for the future. Delta Community was founded in 1940 and has become Georgia’s largest credit union with $4.8 billion in assets and 26 branch locations. The Credit Union now welcomes residents of 11 metro Atlanta counties and employees of more than 150 businesses, including Chick-fil-A, Delta Air Lines, RaceTrac and UPS. Visit www.DeltaCommunityCU.com to learn more about opening an account at Delta Community or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DeltaCommunity and Twitter at @DeltaCommunity.
About Georgia United Credit Union
Established in 1958, Georgia United Credit Union is one of the largest and strongest member-owned credit unions in Georgia with over 130,000 members, 17 branches—of which are 5,000 shared branches— and over 100,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. As a full-service financial institution committed to improving its members’ lives and local communities, Georgia United serves all State Agency employees, Board of Regents colleges and universities, employees of over 500 companies and 11 county school systems. Visit gucu.org to learn more or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GeorgiaUnitedCU and Twitter at @GAUnitedCU.