Guam's first Student-Run Financial Institution
A full-service center run by college students, serving ALL members.
In January 2018, Community First launched the Community First Student Run Credit Union a student-run service center located in the heart of Mangilao near the campuses of University of Guam and Guam Community College. This student-run service center is operated by college students enrolled in either UOG or GCC and is open to all existing and new members of the credit union.
Students are trained in the credit union’s policies and procedures and are supervised by at least one Community First manager. Students participate in the program for up to two semesters and are able to use their experience to springboard into a career in the finance industry.
The new student-run service center features a modern layout with charging stations in the lobby lounge area, a conference room for student use, and a 24-hour ATM. The conference room will host financial education learning sessions for college students and the general public. The service center will also serve as a platform to test and develop new credit union products and services.
“After years of planning, the Community First Guam Federal Credit Union student-run service center is now a reality,” said Gerry Cruz, president & CEO of Community First. “The student-run service center is the first of its kind on Guam. Our goal is to give an opportunity for college students to gain real world experience and knowledge of the financial industry and prepare them for future supervisory-level positions.”
“This project reflects our commitment to the youth of our island and the legacy of our credit union,” said Perry Taitano, Community First chairman of the board. “We look forward to the progressive ideas that this new generation has to offer”.
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