Community Involvement  
Community Involvement
 
St. John's Co-operative Credit Union demonstrates our corporate social responsibility in our community service, social outreach and partnerships insuch areas as health, education, humanitarian assistance, culture, sports and education. Some highlights include:
  • Bendals Community Group (BCG) Annual Education Grant - SJCCU sponsors the Bendals Community Group (BCG) Annual Education Grant.
  • Youth Awards and recognition of excellence - including schools' annual prize-giving and awards in our surrounding community and summer programmes; Ministry of Education Business practical training and awards and the recognition of exceptional performance in the Common Entrance and CSEC examinations in Zone 4, annually.
  • Facilitator at the annual Career Fair of the Antigua State College (ASC): Further to our ongoing successful Internship partnership with ASC, we also facilitate their career days.
  • "Breast Friends" - Pink Friday: SJCCU collaborates annually with this social partner in their Cancer Awareness drive, by celebrating Pink Fridays in the throughout the month of October. This features pink wear among the staff, the collection of donations and purchases of pink ribbons and display of cancer awareness pamphlets and paraphernalia.
  • Internships: are increasingly useful ways of demonstrating the cooperative principles of concern for community. During the Summer we collaborate with various social partners such as the Ministry of Education, Youth Department, Carnival Committee and the GARD Centre to provide the youth with work experience. All these youth receive a full orientation and exposure to the credit union difference, services and philosophy.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Elderly Day Care Centre is a beneficiary of SJCCU's annual 'SJCCU Cares' Christmas initiative.
  • Donations and awards for excellence in the community and schools.
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