Community is an important part of who we are. We were the first credit union to lay down roots in Clackamas County 60 years ago, and we’ve remained committed to giving back to our neighbors ever since: supporting worthy local organizations through fundraising, donations, and year-round volunteerism.
We’re deeply committed to the communities we serve, and we’re committed to sharing knowledge to help our members feel confident in their financial decisions. Our financial education offerings are a natural expression of that commitment.
Clackamas partners with Financial Beginnings, which offers financial classes for students in high school and college in Clackamas County. Topics include banking, budgeting, credit, investments, career and education paths, comparing school and costs, managing debt accumulation, and managing debt after college. With nearly a dozen employee volunteers, our team teaches about 2,000 students a year, in both English and Spanish. (Of the 60+ classes we taught in 2016, nearly 25 percent of them were in Spanish.)
Each year, we host a series of workshops specifically designed for the financial wellness of our members and community. The sessions are free, refreshments are complementary, and family and friends are always welcome. These workshops are also conducted for our credit union’s community partners throughout the year, available in both English and Spanish.
In addition to helping our members achieve their financial goals, Clackamas is passionate about the overall well-being of the communities we serve. We contribute to numerous like-minded organizations that are dedicated to improving Clackamas County. We’re proud to support and volunteer with Clackamas Service Center, offering food and other vital resources for the improved health, safety, and stability of those on the path toward self-sufficiency. We’re also a proud supporter of Mount Hood Search and Rescue Council, which coordinates search and rescue missions in the region and improves local search and rescue programs.