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From its earliest beginnings, Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) has been committed to giving back to help Nevada’s neighbors and neighborhoods thrive. In an effort to exemplify this core value of the Credit Union and facilitate community betterment, philanthropic employees organized the Community Involvement Committee (CIC). This employee-driven committee focuses on improving the community through service and action, and it has grown over time to include representatives from each branch and department. Together, volunteers actively support organizations including the Children's Miracle Network, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Clark County School District Focus Schools.

SSSCU management recognized the positive impacts that the CIC was making and wanted to find a way to empower employees to continue to serve locally and support initiatives that better the lives of Southern Nevada’s youth. To further the philanthropic work of the CIC, the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation was created.

Purpose

As the charitable arm of Silver State Schools Credit Union, the POP Foundation's primary focus is elevating education in Southern Nevada to support initiatives that prepare our students for long-term success and fulfilling lives. 

Mission

Provide our local students with the necessary tools to build a better future by educating, empowering, and enhancing our community for the common good. 

Vision

To support educational programs and local nonprofit organizations that primarily works with students from grades K - 12.

Service Area

The POP Foundation serves the Las Vegas Valley - primarily Clark County.

Core Values

  • Financial literacy – The POP Foundation will use SSSCU events like Nevada Reading Week and Money Moves to empower students about the importance of financial literacy at a younger age.  
  • Educational needs - The POP Foundation will work with local nonprofit organizations to assist in providing mentorship, tutoring, life skills, and school supplies for students. 
  • Basic healthcare needs - The POP Foundation will partner with local nonprofits organizations to assist in providing students with vision and dental healthcare.
  • Food and basic needs - The POP Foundation will participate in food, clothing, and personal hygiene drives for students and their families.
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