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Engaging Milwaukee's Latino Community

North Shore Bank (Honorable Mention) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2020 Community Commitment Awards Submission

  • Entry Category: Economic Inclusion
  • Asset Size: Small

In 2004, North Shore Bank opened metro Milwaukee’s first bank branch located in an ethnic supermarket. Bank leaders quickly realized a lack of exposure and knowledge about the banking system in the United States among those shoppers – most originally from Mexico and South or Central America. This challenge fueled North Shore Bank to work hard to earn their trust and become a place where customers and the community feel comfortable and can get answers to their financial questions. For the past 16 years, North Shore Bank has implemented a variety of financial education seminars, grant donations for non-profits serving the community, funding for school resource programs and more – all for the benefit of neighbors within this Greater Historical Mitchell Street area that holds one of the most diverse populations in Milwaukee.