Ajay Grewal Delivers UFSC Special Remarks at AQUA by El Gaucho

In Community Involvemnt, Fundraiser, Professional Networking Events, Scholarships, UFSC on May 20, 2017 at 9:38 am


Mr. Ajay Grewal is speaking at the 10th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner today, May 20, 2017. See the Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Program for more details.  Mr. Grewal has been an active member with Urban Financial Services Coalition – Puget Sound Chapter since its inception as an interest group in October of 2007.  He has served as Chapter Vice President while instrumentally working with founding President Lizzie L. Evans and board members.  Ajay is the founding President of the FSC-PS Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt and deductible organization.  In 2011, Mr. Grewal completed his two year term as the Foundation President and CEO and continued his focus on a career in Information Technology.  During his work with Regal Financial Bank, acquired by Northwest Bank, as Vice President of Information Technology, he actively hosted UFSC planning sessions promoting membership and organizational growth.  He presently works as the Regional IT Manager for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.  Over the last decade Mr. Grewal has helped UFSC National establish a regional presence here in the Pacific Northwest and membership base in the greater Seattle area.  With his diverse background and experience he continues to enrich the UFSC as an advisory member while promoting financial literacy within the Puget Sound region.

Mr. Grewal was born in India and raised in the United States after immigration in the late 1980’s.  His close ties to India and vast travel experiences including East Asia, Central America and Europe allowed him to reflect on the social, economic, and cultural needs common across the globe.  The Grewal family has been involved in charity work within India since 1930s, focusing primarily on promoting education for underprivileged communities.  Mr. Grewal acknowledges his grandfather the late Dr. Ranjit S. Grewal for his philanthropic drive and specifically youth literacy.  Mr. Grewal believes that education is the foundation for a successful future and a successful economy.  He is a University of Washington Engineering graduate currently pursuing the Cybersecurity program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


CEO and Founder Steve Ward Delivers Keynote Address at The Coalitions 10th Scholarship and Awards Dinner

In Community Awareness, Educational Enhancement, Scholarship and Awards Dinner on May 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm


Steve Ward is a classic example of a child “left behind” before the No Child Left Behind Act was enacted and now replaced by Every Student Succeeds Act. Steve Ward is dedicated to saving lives. As a firefighter, he puts out fires and protects the public. The CEO and founder of Future N Focus puts a new spin on workforce development and gets youth fired up about their futures. After firing up CEO Tony B in a KVRU interview at the Rainier Valley Radio. World, a Future N Focus Dream Catcher collaboration cleared the smoke.

The Urban Financial Services Coalition and eEnterprises International works jointly in the alternative schools throughout King and Snohomish County.  “The innovative Future N Focus tool is like nothing in our existing district,” states the Northgate Middle College High School Principal Jennifer Knisely.

Steve is a purpose-driven youth advocate devoted to helping young people determine their purpose in life and develop a career plan to facilitate it. Future N Focus offers schools and school districts a unique curriculum that can be customized for any classroom setting.  Steve manages day-to-day operations and drives the organization’s strategy and growth.

Prior to heading up Future N Focus, Steve helped build GED Academy to become a multimillion dollar business. He was also an inventor who developed innovative hardware technology that would become the first tablet PC designed strictly for classroom use. With more than 13 years of experience, Steve is an expert in educational technology. He is passionate about helping today’s youth discover their purpose, set goals and live out their dreams. In his spare time, Steve enjoys hanging out with his wife and five children.


WSECU and UFSC Reality and Resource Fair

In Community Awareness, Economic Empowerment, FEPPP, Financial Literacy, K-12 on May 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) is facilitating a Financial Reality Fair for the Middle College High School students and we’re looking for volunteers to give us a hand.

What is a Financial Reality Fair, you ask? It’s an educational, interactive simulation event for high school students. Students are given scenarios that place them in the future after completion of a form of secondary education. The simulation gives students an opportunity to experience what life looks like on their own, with financial responsibilities.

Your role as a volunteer will be to assist the students through the simulation at various stations. These valuable events are dependent on participation from our Community Partners like you. With your participation, we are able to offer high schools this valuable experience at no cost. We will be facilitating one session  – 10:00 to 11:30 am.

UFSC Financial Services Resource Fair begins at 12:30 -1:30 in the Northgate MCHS South Classroom on the second floor of the Mall. NEFE Module 6 Insurance: Protect What You Have Handout at the Mosaic Insurance Booth. Visit Go Pluto, Sound Community Bank, WSECU, MassMutual, Future and Focus Dream Catcher Enterprises and KeyBank.

What to bring: Business cards, life experience and a smile!  Refreshments provided by WSECU.

To sign up as a volunteer, please contact Karen Childs. If you are not able to attend, but know someone that you think would be interested in volunteering, please let Karen know. Check in at 9:30 am for a brief training.

Thank you for helping us Make a Difference in our communities. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen Childs, CUDE. Community Relations Coordinator, WSECU Community Relations or email kchilds@wsecu.org or call her mobile at: (360) 790-8443.