D.C. Teachers’ Federal Credit Union was originally chartered in 1936 by the District of Columbia. Today it’s a federal credit union. Like other credit unions, our not-for-profit, service-oriented, member-focused approach to business distinguishes it from other types of financial institutions, as do our lower loan rates and higher dividends.

Designed to Be Different

Once a Member, Always a Member

After you join, you’ll remain a member even if you no longer meet eligibility requirements. That means your family members will still be eligible to join as well.

Member/Owner Control

As a cooperative, we are a membership organization. Our members exercise control over the Credit Union through their annual election of the Board of Directors. The Board governs the affairs of the Credit Union.

A Vision for Excellence

Our Vision is to make D.C. Teachers’ Federal Credit Union a number one world class credit union which will provide the best in financial services.

Who Can Join

You can join D.C. Teachers’ Federal Credit Union if you belong to any of the following groups:

Employees, pensioners and annuitants of:

  • American Federation of School Administrators
  • The American Federation of Teachers
  • The District Board of Higher Education
  • The District Board of Vocational Education
  • AFL-CIO (Washington, DC)
  • The Council of School Officers, Local 4, AFL-CIO
  • D.C. Public Schools Students/Employees
  • D.C. Public Charter Schools
  • D.C.P.S. Board of Education
  • The University of the District of Columbia
    (Students, Faculty and Alumni)
  • Washington Teachers’ Union (Local 6)
  • Prince Hall Masons and Eastern Stars, District of Columbia Jurisdiction
  • Wireless Communications, Inc.
  • BR Movers
  • Techna-Graphics Inc.
  • Urban Family Institute, Washington, DC
  • The Way of the Cross Church Daycare

Family Members

Immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, siblings, grandchildren, stepparents, stepchildren, step siblings, adoptive parents or children and legal guardians and their wards) of DCTFCU members are also eligible to join the credit union.
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Board & Committees

Board Members

Dr. C. Denise Witcher Sessoms, Chair
Mr. Jerome Shelton, Vice Chair
Ms. Tamika L. Taylor, Esq., Treasurer
Mr. William Bailey, Secretary
Mr. Lester W. Jones, Director
Ms. Sheila J. Reid, Director
Dr. Harriett F. Kargbo, Director
Mrs. Geraldine B. Keyes, Director

Supervisory Committee

Harriett F. Kargbo
Wellington J. Wilder, Jr.
Mildred B. Jones

Credit Committee

Mr. Lester W. Jones, Chairman
Ms. Rosalinn G. Wedge


Career Opportunities

Our credit union also has a paid staff. If you would be interested in serving D.C. Teachers’ Federal Credit Union in a professional capacity, send your resume to:

Marvel S. White, Interim Chief Executive Officer
President/Chief Executive Officer
D.C. Teachers’ Federal Credit Union
PO Box 60826
Washington, DC 20039-0826

Your resume will be kept on file for 3 months. If we have an opening in your area of expertise during that time, we will contact you.

Juanita S. Winn Scholarships

Each year, our Board of Directors awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Applications are generally between March 1 and May 1. Contact Cynthia Payne for the exact dates.

To qualify for one of the two scholarships, an applicant must be a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a Credit Union member in good standing. In addition, the applicant must be a well-rounded student with at least a B average. Applicants must also submit copies of their SAT scores and recommendations from their principals or counselors.

Download our 2018 Scholarship Application (opens in new window)

Applications may also be obtained at the receptionist’s desk at the main office, or at the Prince Hall branch. Email Cynthia Payne for more information. Mail your completed application to:

Scholarship Committee
c/o Ms. Cynthia Payne
D.C. Teachers’ Federal Credit Union
5656 3rd Street, N.E
Washington, DC 20011


2016 Annual Report

Accounts Terms, Disclosures & Agreements (opens in new window)