Georgia United Credit Union team members worked with contractors to transform the Canby Lane Elementary’ s overgrown courtyard to an outdoor classroom. This photo was taken during the 2017 School Crashers main “crash”.

 Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce its 5th annual School Crashers® program. Accredited public or private elementary, middle and high schools in Georgia and their supporters are encouraged to apply for a school improvement project that will be funded by Georgia United and involve school and community volunteers to “crash” their school. Nominations are accepted Wednesday, March 14, through Friday, April 13, 2018.

Anyone can nominate a school that they feel deserves a School Crashers makeover. To nominate a school, visit gucu.org/schoolcrashers and fill out a nomination form and write a compelling short story about why your school deserves a makeover.  Photos that illustrate the area in need of improvement are encouraged. Project requests for structural, plumbing or electrical enhancements will not be considered. The top winner will be announced on May 15, 2018.

After the 2018 School Crashers winner is announced, there will be opportunities for community members, educators, parents, and students to join Georgia United team members to volunteer or make donations for this School Crashers event in July. Stay tuned to gucu.org/schoolcrashers in the coming weeks for additional information.

This will be the fifth year Georgia United has offered School Crashers makeovers. After receiving hundreds of nominations, Canby Lane Elementary in Decatur was selected as last year’s top winner. They received facility improvements including landscaping, new facility signage, carpets, benches, playground and an outdoor courtyard/classroom. Five additional runner-up schools also received school improvement mini-makeovers before students returned to school in August 2017.

About Georgia United Credit Union 
Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia with over $1.2 Billion in assets, 160,000 members, and 19 branch locations.  As a full-service community-minded financial institution, they offer competitive products and services including financial literacy programs for all ages to help members achieve their financial goals.  Visit gucu.org to learn more or follow the credit union on Facebook at facebook.com/GeorgiaUnitedCU, Twitter @GAUnitedCU, and Instagram @gucucares.