Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are not just buzzwords at TCU - but are a way of life in the workplace and in how we serve our members.
Letter from Vincent Henderson
Teachers Credit Union is a place where members, team members and community members feel that they belong. It has been this way since our founding during the Great Depression when a group of teachers joined together to lend to others in need.
Over the past 90 years, much has changed, but our commitment to our core values of kindness, respect, and integrity is steadfast. We remain committed to each other, our members, and our communities. These values and the credit union mission of ‘people helping people’ call on us to:
- Extend opportunities to people and our communities who have been excluded.
- Prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, ensuring our members and team members feel they are valued, safe, included, respected, and justly treated regardless of their racial identity, faith, or gender; and
- Be a leader in our commitment to deepen and support marginalized communities by promoting financial inclusion, equity, and economic opportunity.
With a task force and a leadership position devoted to diversity, equity and inclusion, TCU is committed to a path of rigorous and continuous self-evaluation to make progress in the workplace and in serving members, ensuring that we live our values. As a credit union, we are also deeply involved in the communities we serve, and our leadership in fostering equality of opportunity extends to our financial support for and personal outreach to organizations that share the same goal. We are committed at all levels to allocating our human and economic resources toward fulfilling the vision of a truly inclusive society.
From our team members to our board members, we have developed lasting partnerships that we look forward to strengthening to help bring about the change that is needed in our community. We invite you to join us.
Dr. Vincent Henderson
TCU is very happy to help support the Sports and Fitness Program of Heroes’ Camp Inc.! A grant of $5,000 will help support the cost of gym shoes, basketballs and backpacks for the young teens attending the program. Pictured left to right: Deric Garner, TCU Service Center Manager; Jackie Burns Rucker, TCU Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion; Bobbie Magley of Heroes Camp Inc.
Featured D.E.I. Podcasts
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
In our first featured episode, host Jacquelyn Burns-Rucker speaks to Melissa Diaz-Rosario, TCU's Service Center Manager in Whiting, IN, about growing up as a first-generation Hispanic American, coming to work for TCU and serving members of the Hispanic community in Whiting. Read Transcript
Part 2 features Angie Salazar, Manager at TCU's St. John Service Center, and Veronica Simms, Assistant Manager for TCU's Valparaiso Service Center on Roosevelt Road. Veronica, a native of Argentina, and Angie, whose family hails from Pierto Rico, talk about how Hispanic Heritage Month at times is narrowly defined to mean people of Mexican heritage, when in fact it embraces a wide diversity of cultures across the western hemisphere. Read Transcript
Translation services are available at local branches.
Tenemos representantes que hablan Español en oficinas locales.