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North Island Credit Union Announces Teacher Grants Benefiting Students Across San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- North Island Credit Union has announced the recipients of its Spring 2019 Teacher Grants assisting educators in funding innovative learning opportunities for their students in San Diego County. Recipients will each receive $500 to use towards their class projects.

The Spring 2019 North Island Credit Union San Diego County Teacher Grant recipients include:

  • Diana Celle, Holmes Elementary, San Diego
  • Janet Deal, Naranca Elementary, El Cajon
  • Stephanie Gonzalez, El Camino High School, Oceanside
  • Raquel Luna, Kempton Literacy Academy, Spring Valley
  • Laurie McBride, Ramona Community Campus, Ramona
  • Jacqueline Riley, Martin Luther King Middle School, Oceanside
  • Jillian Ryan, Mission Hills High School, San Marcos
  • Sue Simone, America's Finest Charter School, San Diego
  • Alison Talle, Mount Carmel High School, San Diego
  • Denise Tayco, Pershing Middle School, San Diego

"North Island Credit Union is committed to supporting our local educators and students, and we can't think of a better way to make a different in our community than helping teachers provide exciting learning opportunities in their classrooms," said California Credit Union President/CEO Steve O'Connell. "We hope these grants will help our teachers bring learning to life for their students in creative and innovative ways."

Credit Union grants were used to help fund a wide variety of programs illustrating the creativity and commitment teachers bring to their classrooms and communities, including using solar energy for cooking, STEAM lab materials, service learning programs, model rocket kits, community farm-to-table projects, multi-cultural dance, composting projects, and many more.

North Island Credit Union encourages local educators to follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @northislandcu for more opportunities for education-focused programs and support initiatives throughout the year.

Since the creation of the program in 2012, the credit union has awarded $95,000 in teacher grants to benefit students throughout San Diego and Los Angeles. Up to 20 grants totaling $10,000 are awarded bi-annually in the spring and fall. Any full-time classroom teacher in San Diego County can apply for a grant for a program that has clearly defined learning objectives tied to students' academic needs, displays creativity in education, and targets a significant number of students. Visit northisland.ccu.com for more information.

About North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union
California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 that serves public or private school employees, community members and businesses across California. With more than 165,000 members and assets of $3 billion, California Credit Union has 24 branches throughout Los Angeles and San Diego counties. The credit union operates in San Diego County as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. California Credit Union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. Please visit northisland.ccu.com for more information or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @northislandcu.


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