Friends of SCVUSD No.35 announces a joint partnership with 1st Bank Yuma
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Friends of Santa Cruz Valley Unified partners with 1st Bank Yuma

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Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District # 35 Education Foundation (Friends of SCVUSD No.35) announces a joint partnership with 1st Bank Yuma to become a major contributor to the Foundation’s Excellence in Education annual banquet.

1st Bank Yuma has pledged $2,500 annually for the next 5 years to support the goals and mission of the Foundation.

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“We are pleased to have 1st Bank Yuma partner with us at this important event. 1st Bank Yuma is committed to supporting education and this demonstrates that commitment. They also provide a web based course that is available to school districts to provide over 6 hours of diverse financial topics”, says Rod Rich, Foundation President-Elect.

On May 13, 2016, 1st Bank Yuma received a national award from NASDAQ and Everfi. This award recognizes the bank’s significant efforts to improve the financial capacity of Americans through unique digital learning initiatives. 1st Bank Yuma feels strongly that our success and our ability to provide a high level of customer service comes from the fact that we support and get involved with the communities; we do business in.

Education is at the heart of the bank’s community reinvestment. Their ‘Kinder to College Financial Initiative’ has 3 distinct parts; K-8 focuses on bank field trips and sharing basic economic principles, the high school part utilizes the Everfi web based program and the collegiate section focuses primarily on the importance of credit scores. 1st Bank Yuma is honored to expand this Financial Initiative with the Rio Rico and Nogales communities.

Friends of SCVUSD No. 35 recognizes the top 5% of graduating seniors from Rio Rico High School each year. In addition to this recognition, each honoree nominates the educator from their school education whom they feel has been a major influence in their development. This educator is also honored at the banquet.