September 2, 2021
Kenia Calderon Ceron
Bilingual Business Development Director
GreenState Credit Union
North Liberty, IA – This month GreenState Credit Union will be celebrating its newly appointed Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation – a prestigious national award given by Inclusiv. The Juntos Avanzamos designation is awarded to credit unions that are committed to serving the Latino and immigrant communities by providing education and services that provide well-being.
In recognition of this honor, community members, business leaders, GreenState employees, and Inclusiv executives will be gathering in Des Moines for a private reception catered by Brazil Terra Grill. A public proclamation will take place on Saturday morning, September 25th at the Latino Heritage Festival at Western Gateway Park, downtown Des Moines. In partnership with the Latino Heritage Festival, GreenState members will be able to pick up free festival tickets at their location at 4729 SW 9th St in Des Moines.
“We are honored to join the Juntos Avanzamos family and to continue our work to better serve the Latino community in our field of membership,” states Jeff Disterhoft, GreenState President/CEO. “Our commitment includes making sure we hire the right bilingual talent, welcome members in their preferred language and make our products and services accessible. Our work is just beginning.”
At Inclusiv, true financial inclusion and empowerment is a fundamental right. Inclusiv is dedicated to closing the gaps and removing barriers to financial opportunities for people living in distressed and underserved communities. Inclusiv is a certified CDFI intermediary that transforms local progress into lasting national change. They provide capital, make connections, build capacity, develop innovative products and services and advocate for member community development credit unions (CDCUs). Inclusiv members serve over eight million residents of low-income urban, rural and reservation-based communities across the US and hold over $92 billion in community-controlled assets. Founded in 1974, Inclusiv is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Madison, WI and Atlanta, GA. For more information about Inclusiv visit Inclusiv.org and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About GreenState Credit Union:
Organized in 1938, GreenState has grown to be Iowa’s largest credit union and one of the top financial institutions in the United States for returning profits to members in the form of better rates and lower fees. GreenState Credit Union serves over 300,000 members with 23 office locations. Membership is open to anyone living or working in Iowa, or bordering counties in Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska or South Dakota.