Freddie Mac “Credit Smart” First Time Home Ownership Series Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Bank.

 By Sara Altagracia, Home Ownership Counselor, Operation HOPE  We kicked off the Freddie Mac “Credit Smart” Four part First Time Homeownership Series March 6th, 2014.  The program ran for four...

L.A. Regional Partner, Cathay Bank Awards a $50,000 Grant for HOPE Financial Literacy Centers, BOOF and HBIAB

A Huge Thank You to Cathay Bank and Esther Wee, senior vice president and SW board member, for the awarded $50,000 grant. The funding will go toward expanding the existing HOPE Financial Dignity and Banking on Our Future outreach, and $10,000 will be committed to sponsoring a HOPE Business In a Box Academy.

Operation HOPE Joins the “Investing in Working Families” Campaign to Bring Financial Security to Los Angeles Families

On April 19, 2014, The City of LA’s ongoing “Investing in Working Families” campaign continued its great work at the Pio Pico Branch Library in Koreatown. “Investing in Working Families” aims to help families learn how to control and save more money to achieve financial security.

Video: Financial Literacy Month – 3 Signs That You Need Help Managing Your Money

 By Rhonda J. Williams, Financial Management Counselor, HOPE Inside...

Former HOPE Staffer Makes Good: Kevin Fleming Receives Award from SmartCEO Magazine

Kevin Fleming, a Master of Science in Public Policy Management (MSPPM ’05) Alum from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, recently received the Outstanding Executive in Greater New York Award from SmartCEO Magazine.

HOPE Inside DC Strengthens Impact on Community

HOPE Inside, DC is beginning to have an impact on the community. As our presence in SunTrust has become more visible, bank customers are starting to enquire about the work we do. As a collaborative effort to strengthen our position within SunTrust, we met with branch managers to give them an understanding of our mission and how we can contribute to their mission of “helping people prosper.”

Stories of HOPE – Molly Fedorchak

Molly Fedorchak began her career in the banking industry nearly 40 years ago. She currently serves as Vice President and Senior Community Relations Manager for Union Bank in Sonoma, Northern California, a branch where she was also part of the team to open it in 2010 and served as branch manager for two years. She enjoys her time with Union Bank, especially as Union Bank is dedicated to giving back to the communities where they do business. “Each year, Union Bank donates two percent of its net profits back into the community through local nonprofits and community organizations,” Molly points out, “In my role as senior community relations manager, I work with the bank’s community partners to help build strong, healthy, and vibrant communities.”

Why Even Good Leaders Lie. A Time For Change

“It’s hard to get someone to agree with the truth ~ when the lie is paying their paycheck.” Ever wonder why good leaders turn into bad ones almost over night? Or why an otherwise good person...

Operation HOPE Partner The Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases Report on Kids, Race and Opportunity

  In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are...

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