Washington Federal is about more than just turning a profit. One of the Seattle bank’s core values is giving back to the community in a variety of ways, including through financial education.
The bank heads a number of community financial education initiatives, including its Save at School program and employee-led financial literacy classes. But in recent years, Washington Federal sought to find even more ways to boost its efforts in educating youth in financially distressed schools and communities in its service area.
These efforts led to a partnership with EverFi, a national organization with a mission to leverage “scalable technology to build innovative, impactful education networks that empower people and transform communities.” Financial Education is just one of EverFi’s main focus areas, along with Conduct and Culture, Health and Wellness, Social and Emotional Learning, and STEM and Career Readiness.Continue Reading