HBIAB Business Plan Presentations at Walter & Andrew Young YMCA

  By: Hannah Cho On Friday, July 18, 2014 participants from Operation HOPE’s youth focused initiative HOPE Business in a Box Academy (HBIABA) at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA in Atlanta, GA...

Operation HOPE DC’s “Small Business Graduate Alumni Advance Program (GAP) Workshops”

Operation HOPE’s Small Business Graduate Alumni Advance Program, “OP GAP,” is inspired and created to provide ongoing monthly “IRIS Toyer, Charming Bits & Pieces” business training sessions, educating and fostering continuous knowledge base growth to small businesses. Ensuring business developmental growth and milestones is achievable through accessibility of tools and training for graduates of the OHDC Small Business Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP).

Stories of HOPE – Armin Rashti

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Armin Rashti was born in Iran and moved with his family to the United States when he was four years old.  He lived in both Philadelphia and Delaware until his parents...

We’re 650,000 Start-Ups Shy of a Revolution

Here is a shocking statistic, which has walked right by most mainstream media without much notice: According to the 2011 Census, for the first time in recorded history (since 1978), there were more small...

Operation HOPE Welcomes Jhamasa Lewis-Adams as the New Los Angeles Project 5117 Fellow

My name is Jhamasa Lewis-Adams and I have been with Operation HOPE for the past few weeks, learning the ropes as a HOPE fellow based at the corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. I am excited to be participating furthering HOPE mission, specifically through Project 5117, and working with a wonderful community of people.

Operation HOPE DC Participates in Congresswoman Norton’s Annual Small Business Fair

Operation Hope DC participated in Congresswoman Norton’s Annual Small Business Fair, on June 6, 2014 at the Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington DC. The fair ran from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and provided answers to the concerns of small business entrepreneurs related to accessing sufficient capital and problems associated with business development training and procurement opportunities.

Operation HOPE Denver Held First Ever Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event

Earlier this month the Operation HOPE Denver team held our first ever Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event, hosted at Denver Community Credit Union’s Community Room. We welcomed forty-two volunteers, business role models, old partners and new. Mingling over refreshments and snacks, our community gathered to celebrate our economic empowerment work from the past year and the successes of our HOPE Business in a Box program.

Project 5117 Fellow, Casey McQuillan: A Call for Community Development

When the bus driver told us the students were misbehaving on the bus, or rather, acting as any group of middle schoolers would on a summer afternoon with friends and without supervision, the solution seemed obvious. We expected that if you put a teacher on the bus, then the students would behave like they did in class, and for the most part, this worked. I did not expect this bus ride to change my thinking though.

SunTrust Banks Unveils First Ever HOPE Inside Video, Featuring Partnership with Operation HOPE

Our founding national partner for HOPE Inside, SunTrust Banks, this week unveiled an inspiring 4-minute video message in tribute to our growing national partnership in and for HOPE Inside, which brings our...

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