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NCB Empowers High School Students to Make Informed Financial Decisions through Innovative Web-Based Program

Hillsboro, OH (September 3, 2013) — NCB, FSB (NCB), a leading financial services company, has partnered with the award-winning EverFi™—Financial Literacy technology platform to provide area schools and students with access to a cutting-edge curriculum that will enable them to become certified in Financial Literacy. This web-based program uses the latest in new media technology –simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive-pathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through NCB’s program, students will become certified in topics in personal finance, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. Through NCB’s partnership with EverFi, Inc. and local area schools, this interactive financial management program is brought to these high school students at no cost to the schools and fulfills the 2014 Department of Education mandate for Financial Literacy.

 “As we face the worst economic crisis in generations, it is more important than ever to arm young people with the skills to navigate an increasingly complex financial system,” said Debra Jones, Co-President of NCB Ohio. “We are excited to offer students an innovative educational experience that uses the tools they love–digital learning and gaming–to teach this important topic.”

The EverFi™—Financial Literacy platform is a 10-unit course offers approximately six hours of programming aimed at teaching, assessing and certifying students in a variety of relevant financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and score of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with Certification in Financial Literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on college applications and resumes.

“From the small rural towns to major cities across the US, EverFi technology is literally transforming how students learn, and we are incredibly grateful for the public-private partnerships that make this possible,” said EverFi CEO Tom Davidson. “NCB is critical to the success of our mission to ensure that these cutting-edge tools reach all communities.”

About NCB:
NCB is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services, complemented by a special focus on cooperative expansion and economic development. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Bank has offices in Alaska, California, New York, Ohio and Virginia. To learn more, visit www.ncb.coop, National Cooperative Bank on Facebook, or on Twitter @coopbanking.

The NCB Financial Group consists of the Congressionally-chartered National Consumer Cooperative Bank (NCCB) and NCB, FSB, a federally insured savings bank wholly owned by NCCB. The NCB Financial Group provides financial products and services for the nation’s cooperatives, their members, and socially responsible organizations.

About EverFi:  
EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life. The company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to K-12 schools. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), and Tomorrow Ventures (the investment arm of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt). Learn more at www.everfi.com