Stories of HOPE – Hannah Major

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Hannah Major has a diverse background when it comes to her work and education.  Her first business was a neighborhood cleaning service that she began when she was in...

Testimonial: Loan Modification, Nathan and Fortune

  The following is a letter sent to Erik Pelayo, Professional Housing & Community Lending Counselor for Operation HOPE, San...

Streater Visits Cleveland Elementary

Tuesday morning, the Cubs of Cleveland Elementary School in Oakland received a lesson in financial responsibility and a surprise visit from one of their very own Oakland Raiders.

Testimonal – LyKethia Pierce, CPA

Operation Hope is doing a phenomenal job with assisting businesses. I (including my tax practice) have been enriched by attending workshops/seminars (e.g., Winter Storm 2014 Small Business Workshops, John Hope Bryant's book signing) hosted by Operation Hope. As an attendee of these events, I feel the comradery & the zeal from the Operation Hope staff and associates to build a better economy & the skill-set of our communities.

How Poor People Bailed Out Cadillac. Ford Too.

When Henry Ford introduced his first automobile, he was smart enough to pay his workers enough to buy the automobiles they were building. Ford’s factory production approach was all about volume, and he...

HOPE Inside New York Participates in Kick-off Event to Health & Wellness Week

This week is Wellness Week in New York City! On Friday, September 12th, Stephanie Penceal, small business program manager of HOPE Inside NY, attended the Wellness Fair at the Harlem YMCA that kicked-off the week. Nearly 100 people attended the fair which featured workshops, speakers and exhibitors to promote all areas of wellness – physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, environmental, social and of course, financial. Participants registered for upcoming small business and homeownership workshops and expressed an eagerness to improve their financial well-being.

6th Grade Class of Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy Visits the MLK Jr. National Historic Site & HOPE Inside Ebenezer

On Thursday, September 11, 2014 Operation HOPE Youth Empowerment staff and fellows hosted 83 young leaders from the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA). As part of their visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site, the students and chaperones were able to tour the Heritage Sanctuary, Reflecting Pool, Eternal Flame and the Visitor’s Center. At the Visitor’s Center, we were all able to view the 20-minute video entitled “Children of Courage”, which highlights the role young people played in the civil rights movement.

Stories of HOPE – Shahidah Williams

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Shahidah Williams is rising quickly in the financial services industry.  She holds a BA in Japanese and International Trade and a BBA in Finance from Eastern Michigan...

William Hanna Retires After Two Decades with Operation HOPE

After two decades of service to Operation HOPE, we salute one of our most distinguished Global Board members, William Hanna. Mr. Hanna is a Managing Director with California Technologies Ventures, LLC as well as Jacobs Capital Group, LLC. He is both a recognized successful businessman and a remarkable community service leader.

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