Oakland Raiders Host US Bank, Operation HOPE and Cleveland Elementary to Celebrate Student Financial Literacy

Sunday, October 19th the Oakland Raiders hosted Cleveland Elementary School, US Bank, and Operation HOPE at the O.co Coliseum for a celebration of their work in financial literacy. At a short ceremony at the Oracle Arena, US Bank Government and Community Relations Vice President Lisa Joyner, Raiders CFO Marc Badain and Operation HOPE Oakland Market President Tyrone Cosey spoke to the Cleveland Elementary School students, congratulating them on their accomplishments and encouraging them to keep thinking about finances early!

Global Dignity Day Celebrated in Atlanta with Pine Ridge Elementary

By Scott Chatman, Executive Director, A Titus Man, Inc. October is off to a great start with our fall events for “Banking on Our Future.” We had the opportunity to partner up with Operation Hope to...

Sarah Swanson Named HOPE Fellow for FILE Program

“Success is 10% what life does to you and 90% how you respond to it” -John Hope Bryant Monday October 13th was the first day of my Fellowship. I have only been here for four days and already had the honor...

How The Poor Can Save Capitalism 100-City Book Tour Continues

Hello, my name is Amber Hall and I currently serve as the Assistant Vice President of Administration at Operation HOPE. When I was first asked to assist with the How The Poor Can Save Capitalism 100-City Book Tour, I leapt at the chance to further the work of this great organization. My role has recently expanded to include Book Tour Project Manager. This position has given me the opportunity to work with one the most brilliant mind's this generation has seen.

HOPE Highlights Diverse Startup Communities at Denver Startup Week 2014

Since its inception in 2012, Denver Startup Week has allowed the startup community in Denver to gather, share ideas, network and learn. The 2014 event was no exception. Despite its young roots, this year’s weeklong event was able to garner the attendance of more than ten thousand people, thus doubling its attendance from last year and providing tangible proof of the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Denver.

Jhamasa Lewis – Carrying Out HOPE’s Mission with Banking on Our Future

My week as a fashion design student and fellow at Operation HOPE started off intense as usual, but surprisingly it ended with a rewarding calmness. On October 3, 2014 I taught my very first Banking On Our Future session with Mike Sokolowski. For two weeks I prepared activities and a lesson plan geared on how I would execute teaching my peers about financial empowerment and dignity. My plan was to connect realistically with the intention of relieving frustration concerning financial literacy. When I arrived to the class I was excited to get started!

Stories of HOPE – John Wilson

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow John Wilson is an only child, born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and graduated in 2009.  While he was at Morehouse,...

Redefining the Meaning of Poverty. It’s More Than Numbers

“The HOPE Doctrine on Poverty says that there are three things that define poverty and struggle more than any other set of financial numbers ever could; self-confidence, self-esteem, and belief in...

My First Week at Operation HOPE: The Financial Freedom Fair

I was honored to attend the HOPE Financial Freedom Fair during my first week as a HOPE Fellow. The fair took place in Compton, CA at El Camino College Compton Center. The event attracted much participation from Compton residents and it provided a plethora of tools to promote financial freedom. Several partners and dynamic speakers attended the event.

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