U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin’s discussion around health and wealth issues drew a positive result last Friday, as a full audience participated in the morning forum. Hosted by Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO, John Hope Bryant, the crowd took advantage of the opportunity to voice their concerns and raised questions around health and money issues.
Since August of last year, I have been a Development Associate Fellow with the HOPE Office of Partnerships in Atlanta. I have been involved in a variety of activities, including: working with the development team to research national grants and funding opportunities, conducting legal research for HOPE programming, writing and editing proposals and grant applications, and creating and editing online and print marketing materials for fundraising campaigns.
Banking on Our Future DC collaborated with BB&T, Industrial Bank, George Washington University’s Finance & Investment Club and the District Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) to host the first Financial Dignity Empowerment Day at the historic Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School in Washington DC on Thursday, May, 16, 2013.
by Katelyn Norris, Senior Social Media Fellow
This Friday, we bring you stories of how one dedicated HOPE employee has made a difference in our client’s lives: Cynthia Smith, Program Coordinator,...
It is with great, great sadness, that we acknowledge the passing of a former HOPE Leader, Allen Yekikian, who helped pioneer the digital empowerment and social media agenda tied to our 'silver rights' movement work.
For the first time at Operation HOPE, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta's Financial Management Counselor Rhonda J. Williams had the opportunity to conduct an English and Spanish bilingual Credit & Money Management workshop. This ground breaking workshop is part of a community partnership to provide financial education to the parents of students in the Youth Empowerment Through Learning (YELLS) program.
Commitment and dedication are one of the many attributes that exemplify characteristics of an Operation HOPE Corps Volunteer. Vice President of First Bank, Francis Lau, continues to invest in the wellbeing of our next generation of professionals. Since 2006, Francis Lau has served on the HOPE Corps Volunteer team. In 2008, he received the HOPE Corps Volunteer of the Year award for his involvement with Operation HOPE’s youth financial literacy program, Banking on Our Future.
On Friday, March 29th, 2013 Ebenezer Baptist Church organized an Easter Festival called “Ebenezerfest.” This event included activities such as a dance contest, a food and clothing drive, and an Easter egg hunt. The weather allowed for the perfect day for the community to meet, reconnect or simply have a good time.
April was National Financial Literacy Month, with initiatives all over the country to promote financial literacy. Any Operation HOPE employee will tell you that we work hard to increase financial literacy- not just during April, but every day! My experience as both a college student and as a HOPE fellow gives me a unique perspective on this important issue.