Nine Long Island schoolteachers were simply hoping their combined $45 would help them weather the Great Depression when they started their credit union in 1938. Eighty-two years and $3 billion dollars later, Jovia Financial Credit Union just attracted its 200,000thmember.
To help put more young Long Islanders on a path toward financial security and success, Jovia is partnering with Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business and School of Education to expand their Money and Me financial literacy program.
For over 10 years, Long Island radio station KJOY 98.3 has helped brighten the holiday season for scores of Long Islanders through its “Holiday Wish Program” that grants various requests from area listeners. But this year, a heartfelt plea from a 14-year-old Hempstead boy was the most emotionally inspiring - and heart-wrenching – request it has ever received.
On January 9, 2020, Jovia attended the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association (NCMTA) "How to Make Math Count" Conference held at Molloy College with 350 Long Island teachers in attendance.
Jovia's Financial Literacy Program at Adelphi University provides on-campus financial literacy education. Adelphi students who receive financial literacy training are sharing their skills educating high school students across Long Island. Adelphi business students and staff conducted their first successful financial literacy presentation to students at Uniondale High School on December 16th.