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N.Y. Foundation holds statewide fin ed conference
The New York Credit Union Foundation offered a free one-day financial education training program using interactive distance learning. More than 210 individuals participated. (Photo provided by the New York Credit Union Foundation)
ALBANY, N.Y. (7/27/10)--The New York Credit Union Foundation offered a one-day financial education training program using interactive distance learning for credit unions. More than 210 individuals participated in the teleconference, which was broadcast from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. The event was broadcast to 19 satellite locations. Most of the locations were Cornell Cooperative Extension offices. The program offered train-the-trainer sessions for the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) High School Financial Planning Program, and presentations on four financial topics. The topics included investing in today’s economy, new credit card regulations, lessons on avoiding debt and an online Internal Revenue Service program, Understanding Taxes. The sessions were offered to credit union staff, volunteers, educators and representatives from community-based organizations. NEFE New York sponsors included Liverpool (N.Y.) Central Schools FCU; Mid-Hudson Valley FCU, Kingston; MONEY FCU, Syracuse; and Municipal CU, New York City.


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