The Credit Union of Texas (CUTX) provides a full range of financial services for the community, focusing specifically on savings and loans. On top of this, its mission is to bolster the communities it serves, and the Collin County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently benefited from its generosity.
Last week the Collin County NAACP announced that it had received a donation of $50,000 from CUTX. The check was presented by the credit union’s president and CEO Eric Pointer to Collin County NAACP representatives June Jenkins, president; Cerita Burrell, second vice president; and Sherasha Thomas, political action chair.
In addition, CUTX has previously donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Equal Justice Initiative.
“The generous donation from CUTX will allow our branch to immediately implement three programs that were under discussion,” shared June Jenkins. “CUTX’s commitment and donation is a first step to help create equity in Collin County.”
With the donation, the Collin County NAACP will implement three new programs. It plans to host the inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) job fair in February to connect qualified graduating seniors around the U.S. with positions in law enforcement and public education in Collin County. The event will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Secondly, the Afro Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) will be launched so high school students can showcase their talents and compete for local and national scholarships.
Finally, as part of its Economic Sustainability initiative, the Collin County NAACP will launch a program that further supports Black-owned businesses in the community.
“The branch is excited about the partnership and looks forward to working with CUTX on additional programs to advance the mission of the NAACP,” shared June.