Community Partners

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Community Partners

For us it is more than sponsorships and donations, we want to make sure we are working with others to address specific needs that make our communities a better place for everyone.  We have formed strategic partnerships with area organizations, employers, and businesses that allow us to do more together for the general well-being of our community.

This is why we regularly hear that when people think of Ascentra, they think community!


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United Way of the Quad Cities – VITA

The Ascentra Home Office in Bettendorf is a free tax preparation site through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program organized locally by the United Way of the Quad Cities.  Ascentra also provides financial wellness information and materials for attendees and their families who visit our site.

Individuals and families earning less than $57,000 annually may get free tax preparation by calling 2-1-1 or 563-355-9900 and scheduling an appointment during tax season.

In 2019, area residents saved more than $1.1 million in tax preparation fees. For more information about this program visit UnitedWayQC.org/vita 


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Pay It Forward with WQAD

WQAD News 8 and Ascentra Credit Union have teamed up to bring an uplifting series of stories.  It’s called “Pay It Forward,” and we’re giving you the chance to help change someone’s life.

We’re sharing stories of what happens when someone steps up, at just the right time, to make someone else’s life a little easier. We help surprise that person with $300 and WQAD's cameras must be able to come along.

Pay It Forward and tell us who you think deserves the money. Just fill out the nomination form and then wait to see who WQAD HD News 8 and Ascentra Credit Union surprises!

NOMINATION FORM


If you do not have a computer, you may mail or drop off your nomination. Please include the following your name, address and phone, nominee’s name and phone and why this person deserves to be rewarded and mail it to:

Pay It Forward
3003 Park 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265


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Newcomers Initiative

Ascentra has joined forces with area providers of low-cost immigration services to offer affordable financing for these costly services. The Newcomers Initiative is a grant funded program that in most cases guarantees affordable financing of these costs while introducing many to mainstream financial services provided by a trusted financial institution. 

Learn more about the program, and contact our community partners.


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Juntos Avanzamos – Together We Advance 

Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) is a designation for credit unions committed to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers – helping them navigate the U.S. financial system and providing safe, affordable and relevant financial services.

Ascentra Credit Union is the only financial institution in our region that meets the specific guidelines worthy of this exclusive designation.  Today the network includes over 100 credit unions in 26 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

Learn more about the Juntos Avanzamos designation and our commitment to the Hispanic and immigrant communities. 

Employer Partners

What do your employer and membership at Ascentra have in common? Perks! As an associate of any Employer Partner, get offers specifically tailored for you.  We will also make ourselves available for site visits to do Financial Wellness presentations, conduct retirement workshops, or to simply have a table in your break room to discuss ways we can help your employees with any financial concerns.

Please contact Alvaro Macias at alvaro.macias@ascentra.org or 563-344-3343 to learn more how these free services can help your employees and ultimately your organization’s bottom line.   


The Downtown Bettendorf Organization

Ascentra’s Home Office is also the home to an organization that is helping shape the future of downtown Bettendorf.  The Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) office is located on the first floor of our home office.  The purpose of the DBO is to work with existing downtown businesses to build a strong central heart that attracts new investment and energy – a place where people come to visit, shop, live, and play.

The DBO works with business owners, residents, stakeholders, and property owners to define and move forward the vision for how downtown Bettendorf begins its next evolution of development.

Learn more about the work of the DBO at DowntownBettendorf.org