CONTACT: Justine Kessler
Director of Brand Marketing
UW Credit Union
800-533-6773, ext. 2313
MIDDLETON, Wis. (Jan. 25, 2018) — UW Credit Union and the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District are pleased to announce the grand opening of a UW Credit Union branch and ATM at Middleton High School. This first high school branch location of UW Credit Union will offer convenient access to students and families, staff and faculty. In partnership with the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District (MCPASD), UW Credit Union will provide financial education seminars to students, faculty and staff, as well as support the high school’s financial literacy curriculum.
Located at 2100 Bristol Street in Middleton, the branch will be open Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on regular school days for students, faculty and staff of Middleton High School and Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. A surcharge-free ATM will also be available.
“This partnership demonstrates our ongoing commitment to financial literacy,” says UW Credit Union President & CEO Paul Kundert. “We’re delighted to provide students the tools and programming to help reinforce their financial education.” Areas of focus for the partnership include: encouraging students to engage in financial literacy and sound financial management practices, extending outreach to under-represented students and families, and delivering financial services in a convenient and welcoming environment.
“The financial education programs to be featured at the Middleton High School branch are an example of our commitment to help ensure the financial wellbeing of students,” says UW Credit Union Director of Community Partnerships, Jaimes Johnson. Through the partnership, students can participate in internships that will include hands-on opportunities to manage branch operations, develop marketing campaigns and shadow credit union employees.
Middleton High School serves a population of approximately 2,000 students. It was named the top high school by U.S News and World Report in 2014 and named a Green Ribbon Schools award winner by the U.S. Department of Education in 2012.
UW Credit Union is committed to the success of students, graduates and all consumers in the communities it serves. The credit union serves more than 239,000 members in the Madison area with award-winning programs, services and publications, including 5,116 member households representing 7,878 members in Middleton and Cross Plains. This partnership will expand UW Credit Union’s full-service branch and ATM network to 25 locations.
“UW Credit Union has already exceeded our expectations,” says Middleton High School Principal Steve Plank. “They have shown how much they care about our students and have already proved to be phenomenal partners.”
By providing students with education, tools and resources, UW Credit Union is helping to prepare students for future financial success.
Learn more about UW Credit Union at uwcu.org. To learn more about Middleton High School, visit the Middleton Cross-Plains School District website.
About UW Credit Union
UW Credit Union is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to University of Wisconsin communities. UW Credit Union’s 515 employees serve the financial needs of more than 239,000 members through world-class technology systems, and through a convenient network of 24 branch locations and over 100 ATMs. With assets totaling $2.5 billion, UW Credit Union is ranked nationally among the leading credit unions. Founded more than 85 years ago by members of the University of Wisconsin community, UW Credit Union continues to operate as a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative with locations in the Madison, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Whitewater and La Crosse areas. Visit UW Credit Union at uwcu.org to learn more.
About Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District
Middleton High School was named the top high school in Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 and remained in the top 10 when the magazine updated its rankings in 2017. MHS was also named the top high school in the state by Niche.com in 2016. MHS was named a Green Ribbon Schools award winner by the U.S. Department of Education in 2012.