Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge!  This year, 292 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– awesome job first graders!  Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 24th where each student was awarded with a certificate… Read More

The snow didn’t stop our little readers from coming out to celebrate their reading efforts for the Scottie Reads Reading Challenge Saturday, Feb. 10th!  This is the 9th year for the Scottie Reads program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 193 North Scott first graders completed the… Read More

The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation donated a $50,000 grant to the River Bend Foodbank of which $5,000 was used to set up mobile food pantries in Muscatine and Clinton to further the Foodbank’s outreach in ending hunger in our region. On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 28, our Clinton Ascentra team, along with their families,… Read More

Our Clinton staff took part in the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Breakfast with Santa event, providing a fun ornament craft for kids to color and take home to add to their trees, and each child also received their very own Ascentra Jumpin’ George froggy bank. Over 400 kids and their families enjoyed a hot… Read More

3… 2… 1!!  Over 900 guests attended the big Noon Year’s Eve event at the Bettendorf Family Museum to celebrate the arrival of the new year on Sunday, Dec. 31.  The grownups get to have their New Year’s Eve fun at night leading up to midnight, so the Bettendorf Family Museum offers kiddos the chance… Read More

The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation donated $3,000 to The Center in Davenport, Iowa. This grant will assist adult refugees and immigrants who want to become citizens, and help young people who wish to obtain their high school diploma through Scott Community College.   Ascentra Applications and Systems Administrator, Shari Cole, is very passionate and actively… Read More

Our management team rallied together for day of caring by packing meals for Kids Against Hunger, an organization that works to eradicate world hunger.   These meals are highly nutritious vitamin-fortified soy-rice casseroles, and are distributed to starving children and their families in 70 countries. Ascentra Chief Financial Officer, Linda Andry, coordinated the team building… Read More

Congratulations to all the Moline-Coal Valley School District first graders who completed the Grrreat Tiger Tales Reading Challenge this year!  This is the 9th year for the reading program, challenging all of the Moline-Coal Valley first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 420 first graders met the challenge and were invited… Read More

The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation provided a grant of $11,745 for the purchase of 75 Chromebooks that were used during Spring Forward’s Summer Enrichment Camps for children entering kindergarten through 7th grade at Frances Willard, Rock Island Academy, Earl Hansen, Longfellow, Center for Math and Science, and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools in Rock Island.  … Read More