October Community Roundup

Nov 1, 2022

COVID-19 has changed many things, but it hasn't changed our commitment to our community. This October, we strengthened our commitment to several local organizations to support Philadelphians and our members by hosting a few sessions and supported a number of local organizations.

Highlights of our latest community activities:

  • Slide-A-Thon:PFCU strengthened its commitment to Smith Memorial Playground by sponsoring the annual Slide-A-Thon on Saturday, October 8 alongside other local organizations. Children ages 4-12 and adults, including PFCU's Erin Ellis and team went head-to-head to see who can complete the most slides on the historic Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide. This event was a unique opportunity for teams to relive the fun of playing at Smith, while also helping to raise money to operate and maintain the playground.
  • Know Your Voter Rights: On October 19, Ellis took part in the "Know Your Voter Rights" event hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania at the William Way Center. As a Community Relations Specialist and Financial Educator, she was there to discuss our rights as consumers and how others can advocate and protect them.
  • Uplift Solutions FAB Jobs Program: Former Philadelphia District Attorney and PFCU member, Seth Williams invited Ellis to present to the Uplift Solutions FAB Jobs Program on October 24 and 26. The program aims to prepare participants for the workforce through education, hands-on training, and certifications. Located within the First African Baptist Church, the FAB Jobs training center provides free HVAC, CDL-Class B, and Workforce Development Training.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Seminars: Ellis continued to host webinars throughout the month to discuss Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and the Limited PSLF Waiver. Ellis conducted in-person seminars on PSLF, including additional financial counseling at Gaudenzia House of Passage with its employees. She also hosted several webinars targeting Partner Groups that are qualifying employers and members, one of which featured a special guest expert, volunteer and advocate, Matt Amory.  

For more than a year, we have hosted webinars and free virtual events to provide useful information for our community. To sign up for upcoming webinars, please visit PFCU.com/financial-education/events-classes . To learn more about scheduling a free financial education seminar for your school or community, please contact Erin Ellis at financialeducation@pfcu.com .

Slide-A-Thon on October 8, 2022 Donna Bullock, Pennsylvania State Representative (left) and Erin Ellis, PFCU Financial Educator and Community Relations Specialist (right) at Slide-A-Thon on October 8, 2022.

“Know Your Voter Rights” Event
Erin Ellis (right) at the ACLU's "Know Your Voter Rights" event on October 19, 2022 at the William Way Center.

Uplift Solutions FAB Jobs Program
Erin Ellis speaking to participants of the Uplift Solutions FAB Jobs Program.   

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