September 29th 2022 - For Immediate Release
Nusenda expands financial literacy courses with the University of New Mexico and Santa Fe Community College
Albuquerque, N.M. – Nusenda announced this fall semester it has rolled out new financial literacy courses at the University of New Mexico and Santa Fe Community College. The courses are designed to support first-year students and promote a basic understanding of personal financial literacy and access to trustworthy, affordable financial resources.
After more than a year of collaboration, the Nusenda team, along with local educators and higher education teams, developed these self-paced, online courses to promote a real-world understanding of finances for students in New Mexico. Module lessons include important topics for college students like saving, paying for school, understanding credit, and budgeting. The courses prepare students to implement what they will learn into their daily lives.
“Financial capability is the pathway to economic freedom,” said Joe Christian, Nusenda’s President & CEO. “Our goal is to build knowledge, share quality tools, and be a trustworthy support system for financial needs. Personal financial well-being not only improves the learner’s life, it also lifts up families and communities.”
UNM’s courses, the Financial Capability Modules, are hosted on the Center for Financial Capability (UNM CFC) website and are available for students seeking CFC guidance through the University’s First Year Experience in the Academic Communities Program, as well as for any UNM student or staff member.
Students at SFCC can take the course through New Student Orientation which affords incoming freshman the opportunity to understand what lies ahead of them on campus and in their personal finances.
“We’re so thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Nusenda to provide students with an easy and quick learning opportunity prior to them stepping foot on campus for class or joining us virtually through our online modalities of learning,” said Holly Beamon, Director of Advising, First Year Experience and Career Services at Santa Fe Community College. “Students at SFCC take the course online as part of their transition to higher education – blending an introduction to college with personal financial literacy tips, tools, and resources.”
“With our roots in education, we are always looking to do more to help the next generation of New Mexicans,” commented Amanda Reyes, Director of Financial Capability. “We are excited about partnerships with other higher education institutions and plans to expand learning resources to new communities throughout the state.” For more information about the courses, please visit UNM’s website at On-Demand Resources :: Center for Financial Capability | The University of New Mexico (unm.edu) or Santa Fe Community College at https://www.sfcc.edu/
About Nusenda Credit Union
Nusenda Credit Union is New Mexico’s largest locally owned and operated credit union with 240,000 members and more than 700 employees. It has more than 20 branches throughout New Mexico in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Taos, Valencia County, Socorro, and Las Cruces. There are hundreds of ways to join the credit union. Connect with Nusenda Credit Union at www.nusenda.org; Facebook @NusendaCU; Twitter @NusendaCU; and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nusenda-credit-union.
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