US Community Credit Union takes home Business Partnership Award
On May 12, 2014, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Academy Awards. Teachers, principals, business partners, and community interest groups came together to celebrate the achievements of the 2013-2014 school year and recognize those schools that have made outstanding gains.
The US Community Credit Union engages students through student internships, job shadowing experiences, and classroom presentations. The internships and hands-on training are a key part of the professional development in academy students. USCCU representatives have given classroom presentations on topics such as building credit, establishing a budget, introduction a McGavock Savings Plan, and have spoken in business and marketing classes about branding and sale. USCCU actively participates in the school's business advisory council and the Academies of Nashville Partnership Council. They are also engaged through Academy Showcase Night, Freshman Orientation Night, Open House nights, and the My Future. My Way. Career Exploration Fair. In November 2013, four bilingual students presented to credit union executives from Ecuador. The highlight of the partnership this year was creating a commercial to showcase the academy and education the public about the McGavock student run brink branch.