About Tinker FCU
Tinker Federal Credit Union and Crooked Oak Partnership
Tinker Federal Credit Union (TFCU) has been helping its members achieve their goals and realize their dreams for over 65 years. They are a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative that returns profits to their members through higher dividends on deposits, lower interest rates on loans, low or no fees on services and financial education.
In 2009, as part of their financial education goals, TFCU expanded their branch offerings to include their first in-school branch at Metro Tech. Two years later they opened a second in-school branch at Crooked Oak. Today, TFCU has three branches located at Oklahoma City metro schools: one at Metro Tech, one at Crooked Oak and one at John Marshall Mid-High School.
Crooked Oak and John Marshall are considered traditional in-school branches. Each is operated by a TFCU employee, staffed with student interns and serves as a hybrid financial/learning center. Both branches are open only to students, faculty and staff during the school year.
The Crooked Oak branch opened in December 2011. Located in the heart of Crooked Oak’s campus, it is the only TFCU in-school branch to serve elementary through high school students. The Crooked Oak partnership with TFCU includes regular financial education in the classrooms and the opportunity of on-the-job training for students interested in the financial industry.
Each school year, TFCU selects student interns to work at the Crooked Oak branch. These interns undergo teller training and work in the branch at least one full shift per week, receiving invaluable hands-on experience in a financial setting. During the internship, they also learn lifelong employment skills, such as resume writing, interviewing, organization, human relations, cash handling and teamwork.
TFCU is committed to developing youth financial literacy programs and to training young people for good career opportunities. Through in-school branching, TFCU strives to make a difference in the lives of Crooked Oak’s students.
For more information, please visit Tinker FCU’s Crooked Oak page at Tinker FCU's Crooked Oak page.