OneUnited Bank Press Releases

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Suzan McDowell
Circle of One Marketing
305-576-3790
[email protected]

Press Release Archive

OneUnited Bank Offers New First Time Home Buyers Program July, 2012 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Launches New Economy Boost Programs and National Ad Campaign May, 2012 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Sponsors 2nd Annual I Got Bank! Essay Contest to Promote Financial Literacy for Youth February, 2012 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Receives $500,000 Bank Enterprise Award and Launches The Economy Boost Program December, 2011 | [ PDF ]
Teri Williams, Author of I Got Bank, President and Chief Operating Officer of OneUnited Bank, Signs Her Book and Gives Away 50 Books at A Nubian Notion Bookstore
November, 2011 | [ PDF ]
Teri Williams, Author of I Got Bank, Signs and Exchanges Her Book at the OneUnited Compton Branch in California September, 2011 | [ PDF ]
Teri Williams, President and Chief Operating Office of OneUnited Bank, Signs Her Book and Gives Away 100 Books at the Grove Hall Branch in Dorchester
September, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces Financial Literacy Essay Contest Winners August, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Receives $285,000 Bank Enterprise Award From The U.S. Department Of Treasury In Recognition Of Its Community Development Lending
June, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank's Financial Literacy for Youth Reaches Milestones, Partners with Operation Hope, Jump$tart Coalition and ALERTA May 16, 2011 | [ PDF ]
Chairman & CEO Kevin Cohee Announces New Directors for OneUnited Bank April 28, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank President Teri Williams to Appear on WCVB-TV's CityLine Sunday, February 20 at Noon February 18, 2011 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces New Home Loans Programs For Urban Communities February 8, 2010 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Launches OneCommunity Employee Volunteer Program with the Goal of 1,000 Volunteer Hours April 14, 2009 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Unity Gold E-Savings Account Endorsed By BlackElectorate.com Black Bank Initiative July 23, 2008 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Launches Summer School: Free Financial Literacy Workshops July 9, 2008 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Cited By Money Magazine For Its High Rate Internet Savings Account January 22, 2008 | [ PDF ]
Cooper Elected Chairman of NBA October 25, 2007 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Launches New Ad Campaign Highlighting Women August 13, 2007 | [ PDF ]
Black-Owned OneUnited Bank Opens New Location in Heart of Boston's Black Community May 30, 2007 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank CEO Kevin Cohee receives Recycling Black Dollars' 2006 Distinguished President's Award November 16, 2006 | [ PDF ]
Rodrick Kemp Promoted to Business Development Officer at OneUnited Bank November 1, 2006 | [ PDF ]
Sheri Brewer Promoted to Chief Retail Officer/Senior VP at OneUnited Bank September 18, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces Winners of the "Covenant Celebration and Conversation Weekend" Held in Partnership With the Covenant Tour
August 23, 2006 | [ PDF ]
U.S. Department of Treasury Recognizes OneUnited Bank for Outstanding Lending Practices in Community Development August 10, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Appoints Teri Williams President July 11, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces Sponsors National "Covenant With Black America" Tour As It Hits Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love May 8, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces National Sponsorship of "Covenant With Black America" Tour to with Tavis Smiley April 17, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Brings National "Covenant With Black America" Tour to South Florida March 31, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank, First Black-Owned Internet Bank, Increases Internet Savings Rate to 4.25% APY, Highest In Nation March 16, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Strives to Make History On the Web February 26, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Becomes First Black-Owned Internet Bank in America February 21, 2006 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Financed New Commercial Development in Grove Hall, Boston January 23, 2005 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Announces New Mortgage Program And Advertising Campaign Targeting Urban Communities September 27, 2005 | [ PDF ]
OneUnited Bank Completes Largest Debt Offering By African-American Bank To African-American Developer May 2, 2005 | [ PDF ]

ONEUNITED BANK ANNOUNCES 11th Annual “I Got Bank” 2021 YOUTH Essay & Art Contest Winners

Winners Shared Family Conversations About Money

Boston, MA (August 31, 2021) – OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in the U.S., is proud to announce the winners of its 11th annual “I Got Bank! Youth Essay & Art Contest.” Each of the ten (10) youth winners are awarded a $1,000 savings account.

The winners are Travis Brown, 8, Hialeah, FL, Gilana Freeman, 12, Dallas, TX, Ariel Hartman, 10, Tamarac, FL, Amel Johns, 12, Washington, DC, Jackson Lennox, 12, Sunrise, FL, Aziza McKay, 10, Dorchester, MA, Ada Nazneen, 10, Rocklin, CA, Kylie Thurman, 9, Miami, FL, Shalena Prakash, 11, Duarte, CA, Christian Turner, 9, Los Angeles, CA. Each winner expressed how their families encouraged them to learn about money and how to use money for a purpose. The panel of judges included Teri Williams, the bank’s President & Chief Operating Officer.

Williams, who wrote the book Got Bank! What My Grandad Taught Me About Money (Beckham) after she discovered the lack of books geared toward educating urban youth about financial literacy, stated, “This year we were excited to see and read how children are obtaining knowledge about money and sharing financial experiences with their families. Congratulations to our winners and their families for making financial literacy a core value.”

The “I Got Bank!” youth essay & art contest is part of a larger OneUnited Bank initiative to make financial literacy a core value of the Black community. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OneUnited Bank offered a free copy of the I Got Bank book on their website to assist parents who are homeschooling their children. To learn more about past I Got Bank winners, please visit the OneUnited Bank Financial Literacy Blog.

OneUnited Bank has also launched its Financial Education Center with online playlists on Financial Basics, Major Life Decisions, Starting a Career, Small Business and Preventing Elder Fraud. OneUnited Bank hopes its efforts will improve the financial skills of children and adults throughout the country.

Media Inquiries: Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing, [email protected], or by phone at 305-576-3790.

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OneUnited Bank (www.oneunited.com) is the largest Black-owned bank in America, the first Black internet bank, a Minority Depository Institution, and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).