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CommunityAmerica Wins Excellence in Technology Award

CommunityAmerica Credit Union (Kansas City) won a 2013 CUNA Technology Council Excellence in Technology Award during the Council’s 18th annual conference, which took place September 22-25 in Hollywood, Calif.

The CUNA Technology Council award recognizes outstanding approaches to technology challenges with potential for universal application across the credit union movement. CommunityAmerica won for its mobile app “Socky Saves,” part of a multi-pronged mission strategy for youth financial literacy. Directed to help teach children to save and encourage developing financial skills with their sock puppet character Socky Saves-a-Lot, along with engaging young kids and their parents in conversations about money.

A panel comprised of CUNA Technology Council members selected the winners, based on strategy, process, application, and results, without regard to credit union asset size.

Pictured is Glenn Carney, vice president of Technical Services for CommunityAmerica. He accepted the award on behalf of Sam Passer, vice president of Applications.