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From the young to the young at heart, Star One is helping to make the communities we serve a better place to live and work. Through our Elder Financial Abuse Program to our Internship Program for the young adults just starting out, Star One provides resources and support for a wide array of programs and services. With government funding being reduced in many areas throughout Santa Clara County and cities we serve, there is a real need for companies like Star One to step in and assist families.

Financial Education Program

Star One is sponsoring Everfi's financial education program in five local high schools in Santa Clara County. Everfi is an award-winning, web-based course that uses video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars and social networking to bring financial concepts to life for today's digital generation. Course curriculum aligns with both state and national financial literacy standards and Common Core State Math Standards. The Financial Education Program will provide valuable knowledge and skills to help high school students develop a secure financial future from nine interactive modules: Savings, Banking, Payment Types, Credit Scores, Higher Education, Renting vs. Owning, Insurance & Taxes, Consumer Protection, & Investing.

Elder Financial Abuse Prevention

With the explosion of our elderly population, experts are calling elder financial abuse “the crime of the 21st century.” As a result, Star One has joined the fight to protect our aging members. Working closely with the Santa Clara County Department of Aging and Adult Protective Services (APS) for years, Star One became a role model for other institutions in reporting suspected and known elder financial abuse. Star One is an active supporter of the Elder Financial Prevention Network (EFPN) dedicated to the prevention of elder financial abuse through community education, public awareness campaigns and professional training. As a result of such efforts, financial crimes have been averted, saving potential victims hundreds of thousands of dollars.    

Star One's Beneficiary and Retiree Services (BRS) Team

For over 25 years, Star One’s Beneficiary and Retiree Services Team has been committed to providing service and assistance to survivors and beneficiaries of deceased members. Over the years, the group’s efforts have expanded to include educating members, staff and the community about early detection, prevention and dealing with suspected or known elder financial abuse. Star One has sponsored no cost workshops on Identity Theft Prevention for local seniors, their families and caretakers.

Internship Program

Star One's Internship Program is another example of Star One’s support within its local community. The program provides a valuable opportunity for higher education students to complement their formal education with practical, career related experience. 

IRS VITA Program

Since 2008 Star One has committed resources and personnel providing office space, equipment and marketing materials to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offered through the Internal Revenue Service. In support of the program, the Credit Union makes available staff and several of its branches to provide free tax assistance to those with low-to-moderate income who are unable to file their own tax returns.  Members have also volunteered to train with the IRS to assist in this important program.  Since Star One began participating in the program, the number of completed filed applications per year has consistently exceeded target goals established by the IRS. 

Student Loan Program

In 2008 Star One began offering private student loans to help fill the gap caused by lenders discontinuing their programs. The low-rate, no-fee program has been well received by members, evidenced by strong loan growth since the program launch. Star One offers private student loans to both undergraduate and graduate students.


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