At Embold, we’re committed to serving and empowering Hispanic communities in our six-county service area and we’ve just earned a Juntos Avanzamos designation from our affiliate partners at Inclusiv, a certified CDFI intermediary whose mission is to help financially underserved communities achieve financial independence through credit unions.
Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) is a designation for credit unions committed to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers—helping them navigate the U.S. financial system and providing safe, affordable, and relevant financial services. Juntos Avanzamos credit unions employ bilingual, culturally-competent staff and leadership, accept alternative forms of ID, and treat all of their members with respect, regardless of immigration status.
We’re honored to be named a Juntos Avanzamos designee in the credit union space. This prestigious designation was made possible by our commitment to bringing innovative financial services to the Hispanic and immigrant communities in which we serve, including ITIN lending and financial literacy programs, bilingual translation services provided by a third of our front-line staff, and official documents and communications offered in Spanish, in addition to English.
“We are so proud and honored to receive this recognition from our partners at Juntos Avanzamos and Inclusiv,” says Aaron Goff, CEO. “It’s exciting to be able to break through language barriers and empower our Hispanic communities in Oregon to reach their financial goals.”
We’re looking forward to what the future holds for local Hispanic and immigrant communities, and we’re committed to continuously improving and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our entire membership.