San Diego, CA–North Island Credit Union has expanded its partnership with USS Midway Museum (Midway), supporting its “No Child Left Ashore” scholarship fund to increase access to onboard programs for children in underserved communities.
Through the partnership, the credit union will provide $15,000 to underwrite costs for 650 students from Title 1 schools to attend Midway STEM Education Onboard Field Trip experiences.
North Island Credit Union Branch Manager Dino Santos presented a check to USS Midway Director of Education Tina Chin to underwrite costs for 650 students from Title 1 schools to attend Midway STEM Education Onboard Field Trip experiences. The celebration was attended by staff and students from Magnolia Elementary School.
“As a credit union originally founded to serve military and civil service personnel, we are honored to support the USS Midway Museum’s outstanding youth and teacher initiatives,” said North Island Credit Union President/CEO Steve O’Connell. “Midway is a tremendous resource to our community, and we are excited to help expand access to its STEM programs to new students and educators across San Diego.”
Midway programs engage, educate, and inspire elementary and middle school students to pursue studies and careers in STEM through programs held aboard the world’s most visited history navy ship museum. North Island Credit Union will cover tuition and transportation expenses for students who qualify for Midway’s No Child Left Ashore Scholarship Fund in 2023.
“We’re so grateful to North Island Credit Union for their continuing support,” said Craig Fisher, Director of Partnership Marketing onboard Midway. “Midway’s and North Island Credit Union’s objectives and commitment to STEM education, those who serve, and our San Diego community align, making us ideal partners.”
North Island Credit Union has been an active supporter of the USS Midway Museum since 2015, donating approximately $130,000 to further the organization’s youth and community programs over the last seven years.
Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway CV-41 was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century before becoming an interactive museum. Midway’s School and Youth Programs are hosted onboard in state-of-the-art education facilities.