Stories of HOPE- Tom Martin

By Tom Martin, Product Manager at Pacific Gas & Electric, HOPE Corps Volunteer Tom Martin serves as a Business Role Model at Westlake Middle School in Oakland for our HOPE Business in a Box Academy...

HOPE Spotlight: Jason Yancey

Jason Yancey serves as the Director of Consumer Financial Protection and the Director for HOPE Coalition of America. He will begin his 7th year with HOPE this June! Jason is a Maryland native and attended...

Operation HOPE Participates at the World Bank Spring Meeting 2015

The World Bank Spring Meeting 2015 hosted forums on the new World Bank Financial Inclusion Index by Gallup World Poll funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including HOPE’s panel on New Models of...

Operation HOPE’s Ryan Mack Helps Howard University Students Know Their Worth

Ryan Mack, the Mid-Atlantic Market President for Operation HOPE, lead two international fraternities, Delta Sigma Pi and Iota Rho Chapters, who came together with a common purpose on April 13th – to teach...

Getting Ready for Spent Movie Review!

Getting ready for the screening of the movie "Spent" at First Baptist Church in Memphis! The Pastor is ready to work along with Operation HOPE and The Shelby County Trustees Office to educate his congregation and community about the effects of pay day lenders and check cashing companies in hopes of transitioning more of them into traditional banks. We will kick off our 700 Credit Score Communities from this effort as well. Several people have already signed up. Looking forward to the date!

Strength in partners exemplified at the Cyber Cafe at Ebenezer in Atlanta

Our mission is only as successful as the strength of our collaborative partners. It is becoming clearer to me that without outreach and relationships, our purpose "making free enterprise work for everyone" will be diminished. The Cyber Cafe is used as a virtual office for some, a gateway for employment by many, and a networking hub for more and more.

SunTrust Volunteers Help Seaton Elementary Shine On!

Volunteers from SunTrust Bank shined a light on the importance of financial education with students at Washington DC Public School- Seaton Elementary. During the month of March 2015, 8 volunteers from SunTrust’s DC and McLean VA Commercial Relationship Specialist Team shared the message of financial empowerment with the students.

Westlake Middle School Entrepreneurs at HOPE Oakland’s Financial Freedom Fair

Four HOPE Business in a Box Academy alumni, eight grader Princess Palmarie and seventh graders Cheyenne Lewis, Jamal White and Anthony Mata joined HOPE Oakland on Saturday, March 28th for our first annual Financial Freedom Fair. The Westlake Middle School students stole the show when they closed out the fair with a special panel mediated by Youth Empowerment Program Manager Rebecca Blanco.

Two San Jose Student Business Funded by HOPE and Silicon Valley Bank

Tuesday, March 31st two student-owned businesses from Latino College Preparatory Academy presented their business plans to HOPE Business in a Box Academy funder Silicon Valley Bank and Operation HOPE Program Manager Rebecca Blanco. Silicon Valley Bank was represented by Relationship Advisor, Danielle Garcia, who remarked, “It was such an incredible experience to see the power of intelligence and passion come together by such young, remarkable adults. I wanted to buy their products!”

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