OneUnited Bank Press Releases

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Suzan McDowell
Circle of One Marketing
305-576-3790
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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 Its 9Th Annual “I Got Bank” 2019 Youth Essay & Art Contest Winners

Participation in the Contest Reached 9-Year High

Boston, MA (September 3, 2019) – OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in the U.S., is proud to announce the winners of its 9th annual “I Got Bank! Youth Essay & Art Contest.” Participation in the contest reached a 9-year high with essay and art submissions from thirty states and the District of Columbia. Each of the ten (10) youth contestants were awarded a $1,000 savings account for a winning essay or piece of art on financial literacy.

The winners, Sabreen A. El-Amin, 12, Pasadena, CA, Kristian Flakes, 11, Pearland, TX, Precious Fofana, 8, Hyde Park, MA, Zaiderick Hayes, 12, Birmingham, AL, Arielle Johnson, 12, Davenport, IA, DeAsia Mauldin, 11, Compton, CA, Xavier Nelson, 12, Moseley, VA, Arabia Roberts, 12, Washington, DC, Patrick Sweet, 11, Miramar, FL and David Wines, 10, Des Moines, IA, expressed their financial literacy journey in very creative ways. The panel of judges included Teri Williams, the bank’s President & Chief Operating Officer.

Williams, who wrote the book I Got Bank! after she discovered the lack of books geared toward educating urban youth about financial literacy stated, “This year we were excited to see the volume and diversity of submissions and were inspired by all the essays and art. Congratulations to our winners and their families for appreciating the importance of financial literacy.”

The “I Got Bank!” youth essay & art contest is part of a larger OneUnited Bank initiative to educate youth and adults about smart money management. I Got Bank! was offered at no cost to libraries and middle schools across the U.S. and to date, more than 3,000 copies have been donated in 37 states. In 2018 and 2019, OneUnited Bank held a 3-city book give away, where Ms. Williams provided free autographed books to over 800 families.

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. The “I Got Bank” Essay & Art Contest will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in 2020. To learn more about past winners, please visit the OneUnited Bank Financial Literacy Blog.

I Got Bank! is published by The Beckham Publications Group, Inc. (www.beckhamhouse.com).

Media Inquiries:
Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing
suzan@circleofonemarketing.com, or by phone at 305-576-3790.

OneUnited Bank
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).
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