Our commitment to our community is deep-rooted – making a difference in people’s lives is what credit unions are all about. At Clackamas, spending time in, and giving back to, our community are what we love to do. What did that look like over the course of the past year? Check out what we accomplished in 2019:
» 110 hours spent teaching financial literacy
This reflects the number of hours that Clackamas employee volunteers have dedicated to teaching financial literacy in our community. This includes working with our partner, Financial Beginnings, and using their curriculum in local high school classrooms. With these classes we teach the basics for banking, budgeting, credit, investing, and paying for higher education.
This number also includes the member workshops and workshops we do around the County. Topics range from budgeting, to financial planning basics, to identity theft protection. In 2019 we taught more member workshops than ever before, including six mortgage workshops – even one in Spanish. Want to see what we have on deck for this year? Click here to check out our upcoming workshops.
» 12 hours spent teaching in Spanish
This number reflects the amount of all of the financial literacy work above that is done in Spanish. This year our bi-lingual employee volunteers taught classes through partnerships with Financial Beginnings and The Canby Center. Having access to this information in Spanish is helpful because many of the attendees speak very little English, and resources in Spanish are hard to find.
Our bi-lingual volunteers spent a lot of time at The Canby Center teaching classes on Budgeting and Credit. They helped answer questions, built budgets, and make credit easier to understand.
» 1,388 students taught financial literacy
This number is the total number of people impacted by the volunteer work mentioned above, including students and members in classrooms, community settings, and workshops.
» 524 hours volunteered in our community
At Clackamas, we are all about people helping people. Some of our favorite moments of 2019 were the times our staff got together to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Things like taking the chilly Polar Plunge into the Columbia River in February to support Special Olympics Oregon, planting trees at Happy Valley Park with Friends of Trees, shaving our heads for St. Baldrick’s, organizing donations with Clackamas High School for Winter Rage, and working with the Oregon City Elks to prepare their Holiday Food Boxes. These hours also include time that our staff spent volunteering in their community during work hours, like Luke and Vince cooking in the kitchen at Clackamas Service Center and Hilary hanging out at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital as a Chemo Pal with Children’s Cancer Association.
» $68,859 raised for local non-profits
Part of our commitment to our community includes monetary donations to community organizations. A few of these include Clackamas Service Center, Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council, Financial Beginnings, Friends of the Milwaukie Center, and Molalla Share the Love. This number also includes funds raised by Clackamas employees for events like Polar Plunge and St. Baldrick’s.
» 50.79% of employees volunteer
This one is pretty simple – and it’s a number we’re pretty proud of. Over half of our staff has spent time giving back to our community with Clackamas this year.