Community Financial Literacy Hosts Banking Seminar at cPort's Portland Branch


Community Financial Literacy, a Portland-based nonprofit that provides financial education to refugee and new immigrant communities in Maine, held a banking seminar at cPort's Portland branch on September 6th. Working with Executive Director Claude Rwaganje, Assistant Branch Manager Patty Gratto led a "Banking 101" presentation and discussion. The highlights included:

  • Services offered by banks and credit unions, and how they differ from one another
  • Savings and checking accounts
  • Fees charged
  • Checkbook reconciliation
  • A tour of the branch and an ATM demonstration


Financial Education is one way that cPort carries out our core values for our members and communities, and it's also a key priority for Maine credit unions through the Maine Credit Union League. We look forward to working with Community Financial Literacy in the future to provide hands-on learning experiences for participants.


Click here to read an article about CFL and their seminar at cPort in this 11/29 Mainebiz article.


Photo courtesy of CFL: Assistant Branch Manager Patty Gratto demonstrates using the ATM

and explains the SURF ATM network.


Photo courtesy of CFL: Marketing Coordinator Laura Miller talks about online banking

at the computer kiosk in the branch.

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