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Denver Public Schools

Eight Denver Public Schools teachers started our credit union in 1934 — pooling their funds to provide a safe place to save and borrow for DPS employees. Its purpose was to put the members first when offering financial services and treat them as valued owners. Today, Westerra Credit Union remains focused on that same mission and purpose — and our focus on education continues.

As your school district credit union,

Westerra is committed to supporting activities to benefit students:

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Financial Awareness and Fundraising

Westerra's fundraising program helps school sports and activities raise money to cover expenses while helping students and families learn about saving money and making smart financial choices. Westerra will donate $52.80 to your school/organization for each new service opened at Westerra. Click here for fundraising program information. For more information, please call 303-321-4209 or email us at

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School Grant Program

The Westerra Credit Union School Grant Program strives to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing for items such as art supplies, sports fees and equipment, after school programs, workbooks or other programs your school determines most beneficial. Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Grant Recipients!

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Classroom Presentations

If you are a teacher interested in having a Westerra representative come and talk to your classroom about checking, savings, budgeting or many other topics, please contact us for more information at

We can assist in your payroll transition

As the credit union started by DPS teachers more than 85 years ago, Westerra is focused on helping DPS employees and families achieve financial success. With the upcoming payroll transition, we can help ensure the change from one paycheck to two paychecks each month goes smoothly. 

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If you are a Westerra member and would like assistance in reviewing and adjusting the dates set for automated payments

to Westerra loans or other periodic payments between Westerra accounts, please call 303-321-4209 or stop by any Westerra branch.

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If you would like to learn more about Westerra, your school district credit union,

schedule a free financial checkup to discover ways you can save money by using Westerra.  Plus, you get a free annual State or National Parks Pass* when you open any new account!

*Limited time offer. Your choice of a free annual National Parks Pass or Colorado State Parks Pass is included with the completion of a free Financial Checkup and one new service, excluding adult share savings account. Annual Parks Passes are good for 12 months from activation date. If you choose a National Parks pass, you will receive an $80 REI gift card to purchase the pass in-store or online at Financial Checkup includes obtaining your credit report. Limit of one Parks Pass per account per year. Value may be reported to the IRS. Deposit of $5 in savings account required. $5 membership fee waived. The National Park Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and REI are not participants in or sponsors of this promotion. Federally insured by NCUA.