Not only did Unity One Credit Union protect its community members from fraud and preserve the environment with a FREE shred service this past Saturday, but the credit union also encouraged them to vote through a collaboration with the Fort Worth chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Beta Mu Omega. The service-oriented organization is non-partisan; there were NO endorsements of candidates, just roadmaps on how to register to vote.
More about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1908. The noble idea of Alpha Kappa Alpha was conceived by Ethel Hedgemen Lyle, who believed the sorority would serve "as an instrument for enriching the social and intellectual aspects of college life by providing mental stimulation through interaction with friends and associates." There were nine original founders who took advantage of their privileged position as college-trained women of color in order to make their college experiences as meaningful and productive as possible.Today the influence and concerns of Alpha Kappa Alpha extend beyond the college campus. Throughout the years, the sorority has grown
and remained socially relevant and dedicated to uplifting the communities it serves as well as itself. After 107 year of service, the singular determination of Alpha Kappa Alpha continues to be “service to all mankind” reverberates throughout the United States, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean, with a membership of nearly 700,000 collegiate members and alumnae.
More about Beta Mu Omega
Beta Mu Omega, the dream of thirteen graduate members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. residing in Fort Worth, Texas was chartered on May 2, 1936 at the home of Ethel Brackeen Long. For nearly 80 years, the chapter has responded to the needs of the Fort Worth community and implemented the programs of the national body. Its membership is made of women who have shaped the history of Fort Worth and served as leaders within the national organization.
About Unity One Credit Union
Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.
Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve nearly 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™