News

New Grant for All Idaho High Schools

Nov 22
2019
high school students in personal finance class raise hands

We’re so excited to announce our partnership with Stukent—a digital education courseware provider—in providing a grant for all high schools in the state of Idaho to receive Stukent’s Mimic Personal Finance Simulation and Curriculum for free for five years. This grant will give high school students all over the state the opportunity to acquire personal financialRead more

We’re so excited to announce our partnership with Stukent—a digital education courseware provider—in providing a grant for all high schools in the state of Idaho to receive Stukent’s Mimic Personal Finance Simulation and Curriculum for free for five years.

This grant will give high school students all over the state the opportunity to acquire personal financial skills using state-of-the-art technology and decision-learning theory. Participating high schools will also have the opportunity to have ICCU representatives visit their school once a year to receive free hands-on financial education.

What is Mimic Personal Finance?

Rather than simply studying financial concepts, Mimic Personal Finance allows students to practice financial decision-making. They decide how to spend their money in an ongoing role-playing simulation that has real, in-class consequences. From building credit to filing taxes, students see first-hand the impact of their decisions. They have the opportunity to face some of life’s most important financial decisions in the safe environment of the classroom.

How can I ensure my high school is on the list?

ICCU has committed funds to give every high school in Idaho the opportunity to use Mimic Personal Finance, but when you apply will affect how soon your school gets access. Due to the high volume of applications expected, schools wanting to utilize the program in the 2020-2021 school year need to get their applications submitted as soon as possible. This will ensure that teachers will have plenty of time to explore the curriculum and learn about the simulation before their classes begin. All applications will be processed on a first-come first-served basis.

What Teachers Love About Mimic Personal Finance

 “Mimic Personal Finance allows students to truly understand the responsibilities of being an adult through a simulated environment. I believe every student should have the opportunity to take this class before graduating high school.”

-Lashelle Nix, High School Counselor, Texas

“Mimic Personal Finance is making a bigger impact on my students than I ever would have imagined. This is what they are talking about at home and in the halls. Students are actively making real-world decisions. They are asking better, more relevant questions. They are having meaningful conversations with their parents about the decisions they are making in financial literacy. And the biggest bonus … this has made teaching financial literacy fun for me again!​”

-Shanae Butler, Emery High School Financial Literacy Teacher, Utah

News

American Falls Branch Opening

Nov 15
2019
ICCU American Falls Idaho Branch

As part of our ongoing commitment to better serve our members and make banking more accessible, we are excited to announce the opening of our newest branch in American Falls. The American Falls branch opened on October 28, 2019 and is located at 246 Idaho St. This is Idaho Central’s 37th location in Idaho. The beautiful town of American Falls,Read more

As part of our ongoing commitment to better serve our members and make banking more accessible, we are excited to announce the opening of our newest branch in American Falls. The American Falls branch opened on October 28, 2019 and is located at 246 Idaho St. This is Idaho Central’s 37th location in Idaho.

The beautiful town of American Falls, Idaho is nestled along the Snake River and the American Falls Reservoir. Idaho Central Credit Union loves having a branch in the heart of town just down from the city park. Whether you’re headed to the market or on your way to the reservoir, we are just down the street and happy to help with a full range of banking services.

The American Falls branch is managed by Steven Anderson, and is assisted by four team members. The 4,800-square-foot facility has a drive-through with one lane, and an ATM. Hours in American Falls are 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday. Members always have free 24-hour access with eBranch Online Banking and Mobile & Tablet Banking.

Stop by the American Falls branch and learn more about Idaho Central’s products and services including; free checking, low-rate Visa cardsCD and retirement accountsautohome, and construction loans, and a full range of business products.  While there, enter to win a 2019 Yamaha Grizzly!

Community News

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month at Idaho Central

Sep 13
2019
Group of people celebrating outside.

Idaho Central Credit Union is excited to be sponsoring some activities during National Hispanic Heritage Month.  We invite you to stop by and see us at these great events and help us celebrate.

National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. Hispanic Heritage Week was first proclaimed President Lyndon Johnson in 1968.

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, communities celebrate the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans with community festivals, government-sponsored activities and educational activities for students.

Idaho Central Credit Union is excited to be sponsoring some activities during National Hispanic Heritage Month.  We invite you to stop by and see us at these great events and help us celebrate.

  • Telemundo Boise’s 10th Annual Fiestas Patrias at Lakeview Park in Nampa on September 22, including live music and a fireworks show.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Mckercher Park in Hailey on September 21, including food, live music, and dance performances.
  • Consulado Movil in collaboration with the Mexican consulate in Magic Valley on September 21-22
  • Hispanic Youth Summit at College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls on October 3
Community News

Best of Boise Award

Jun 03
2019
Boise Weekly Best of Boise Award Graphic

For over 10 years, we have been voted Best Bank/Credit Union by Boise Weekly readers! Over 300,000 nominations and votes were cast to determine the Best of Boise, and we are grateful to make it on this list. More people participated in this year’s vote than any year before. Congratulations to all Best of Boise 2019 organizations!

For over 10 years, we have been voted Best Bank/Credit Union by Boise Weekly readers! Over 300,000 nominations and votes were cast to determine the Best of Boise, and we are grateful to make it on this list. More people participated in this year’s vote than any year before. Congratulations to all Best of Boise 2019 organizations!

In 2019, we were also honored as Best Credit Union of Idaho Business Review, Best Credit Union of CDA Press, Financial Services Industry Excellence Award recipient of Boise Metro Chamber, and one of the top 3 Best Places to Work in Idaho. We have been nominated for “Best of 2019” for multiple presses across the state and await those results coming later this year.

Thank you for all of the community support. It is our privilege to work in this wonderful state.

Community News

2019 Idaho Gives

May 03
2019
ICCU employees in front of an Idaho Gives sign.

Idaho Gives is a great day that brings nonprofits and Idahoans together for a day of giving.  It’s a day to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many.  Idaho Central Credit Union was honored to be a sponsor of this year’s Idaho Gives!

Idaho Gives is a great day that brings nonprofits and Idahoans together for a day of giving.  It’s a day to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many.  Idaho Central Credit Union was honored to be a sponsor of this year’s Idaho Gives!

During the 24-hour period nearly 12,000 Idahoans contributed $1.91 million dollars for 589 local nonprofits.

The final contributions easily surpassed the 1.56 raised in 2018. For details on the final numbers raised for each nonprofit you can visit the Idaho Gives website.

When asked why Idaho Central likes to be a part of this event, Laura Smith, Director of Public Relations, said “Here at ICCU, we love Idaho Gives because it’s a way to support, highlight and celebrate the nonprofits throughout Idaho and the wonderful ways they are contributing to the communities where we live and work.”