California Credit Union Announces Teacher Grants Benefiting Students Across Los Angeles County

Date : 05/15/2019 @ 5:33PM
Source : PR Newswire (US)

California Credit Union Announces Teacher Grants Benefiting Students Across Los Angeles County

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

The Spring 2019 CCU Los Angeles County Teacher Grant recipients include:

  • Brenda Arias, Cesar Chavez Learning Academy - Social Justice Humanitas Academy, San Fernando
  • Raymond Estrada, El Monte High School, El Monte
  • Roberto Flores, Sonia Sotomayor Arts & Science Academies, Los Angeles
  • Michelle Graber, Lassen Elementary School, North Hills
  • Daniel Kim, Downey High School, Downey
  • Jack Minassian, Webster Elementary School, Pasadena
  • Norma Olsen, Eagle Rock High School, Los Angeles
  • Jasimen Phillips, 156th Street Elementary School, Gardena
  • Janet Short, Clifford D. Murray Elementary, Azusa
  • Tayler Weiland, Old River School, Downey

"We were founded to serve the education community, and we can't think of a better way to continue that commitment than helping teachers provide an exciting learning opportunity for their students," 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."

The California 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.

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

Since the creation of the program in 2012, California Credit Union has awarded $95,000 in teacher grants to benefit students throughout Los Angeles and San Diego. Up to 20 grants are awarded bi-annually in the spring and fall. Any full-time classroom teacher in Los Angeles and 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 for more information.

About 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 for more information, or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @CaliforniaCreditUnion.

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