In honor of International Credit Union day which comes around every October, EECU partnered with Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail this past Wednesday to swarm Fort Worth ISD’s De Zavala Elementary School with a day of financial education.

If you’re not familiar with Junior Achievement, this nationwide program aims to equip students with knowledge to be professionally and financially successful after they leave school through programs and activities that bring money and business to life. Although the Junior Achievement program is normally spread out through several weeks, EECU opted to make a day of it with a special “JA in a Day” format.

EECU volunteers were able to spend the whole school day with De Zavala students to teach them about our city, how businesses work and how to make smart decisions with their money using hands-on activities to make these subjects fun.

When it comes to banking, residents of Fort Worth and surrounding areas don’t lack choices. But when the Star-Telegram, Fort Worth’s largest daily newspaper, asked its readers where they prefer to keep their money in its annual Readers’ Choice poll, local credit union EECU took home the title of Best Local Bank/Financial Institution/Credit Union.

The Star-Telegram Readers’ Choice poll offers locals the opportunity to pick the best places in town for entertainment, food, sports, shopping and anything else there is to do in the area. Readers choose from any businesses operating in Fort Worth, including national and international chains and franchises. So with dozens options to choose from within the category, the competition is stiff.

“We’re proud to know that the Fort Worth community has made us its go-to place for financial services,” said Lonnie Nicholson, president and CEO of EECU. “We tailor our solutions to our members’ specific needs in order to serve our community in the best way we can, and it’s clear that this commitment truly makes a difference when the time comes for someone to choose where they take their business.”

This is not the first year EECU has received this honor, having taken the title multiple times in past years. The 77-year-old credit union has a strong history of membership within its communities, and was even cited for its strong growth by the Fort Worth Business Press earlier this year. Now that the readers have made their choice, the credit union looks forward to serving Fort Worth in the coming year with the same commitment to meeting needs.