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Our History

The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) was created to increase the strength of the global credit union community. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization of diverse, multicultural professionals and volunteers in the credit union industry.

AACUC is an award-winning organization shaping diversity, equity, and inclusion in the credit union movement. AACUC is considered a leader in the credit union industry, adopting the 8th Cooperative Principle of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and providing knowledge of how credit unions can become more diverse and inclusive. The National Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors awarded AACUC the 2022 Anchor Award, a rare and prestigious honor that stands apart from the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, which is given to individuals and organizations that have shown incredible leadership and anchored the credit union industry through moments of great adversity.

Membership Matters


AACUC's purpose for its members is to:

  • Develop credit union leaders by offering professional development
  • Deliver educational and networking opportunities with colleagues from across the country during our webinars, events and our Annual Conference
  • Enable credit unions to become more diverse and inclusive
  • Deepen individuals’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) core competency
  • Advocate legislation and issues for our members
  • Support small credit unions

Commitment to Change

In response to the demands for social and economic justice in 2020, AACUC invited organizations within the credit union movement throughout the United States and abroad to join the effort to eliminate racism through the Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism Initiative. In addition to the time, expertise, and resources that numerous credit unions and industry organizations have already contributed to AACUC, the credit union movement is making new financial investments that will have a long-term impact for our employees, our members, and the communities that we serve.

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Professional Development

AACUC offers multiple diverse programs for professionals to gain competencies and build personal networks. From learning strategies to be an effective board member to acquiring skills to progress to executive leadership, AACUC has a program to meet nearly every member need.