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    FULLERTON – American First Credit Union (AFCU) was honored to be invited as guest speakers at the Brother2Brother Virtual Retreat hosted by Male Success Initiative (MSI) – Fullerton to provide advice and guidance to men of color in their academic and college careers. MSI aims to foster academic success, establish a support network of mentors, and increase graduation and retention rates of California State University, Fullerton’s men of color.

    AFCU’s leadership staff engaged in a virtual discussion with over 50 participants leading conversations to navigate personal growth and higher education as a person of color. There was a wide variety of open discussions, including the challenges of growing up as a minority and finding personal mentors if lacking relationships at home.

    MSI – Fullerton is a California State University, Fullerton department focused on advancing and fostering the potential of men of color at the undergraduate level. On September 25, 2020, MSI - Fullerton hosted a virtual retreat that American First was proud to sponsor and actively support with guidance and perspective during “Fireside from AFCU,” a discourse with AFCU leadership staff.

    “What's missing for people of color is opportunity and preparation. If our personnel can be part of that opportunity and experience, we are doing our part,” said Michael Williams, Vice President of Consumer Lending at American First, “AFCU wants to put those words into actions, avoid the pitfalls I fell into.”

    About American First Credit Union

    American First Credit Union is a member-owned, full-service financial cooperative established in 1952. Originally the credit union for grocery store workers, AFCU now serves more than 38,000 members. We welcome individuals who live, work, worship, or attend school in the Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties and 14 nearby qualifying cities. To learn more about American First Credit Union, call 800-290-1112, visit www.amerfirst.org or follow us on Facebook.