A Little Hard Work Pays Off: Letter from an Oakland 700 Credit Score Member

Cedric attended our August 19th Credit & Money management workshop and immediately afterwards, he said he was truly serious about changing his habits and getting his credit in order. When Cedric came in for his 1-on-1 counseling session, his credit score was a 637, which he didn’t approve of because he was really focused on purchasing a home in the near future. He understood that he needed at least a minimum of 700 but was going to work to get it as high as he possibly could.

Oakland Cyber Cafe Member Elsa Gutierrez Shows Her Appreciation

My Name is Elsa Gutierrez and I am a Hispanic descent and have been in Small Business for the past 16 years. I fell into a crisis in my life that Operation HOPE has given me back a foundation to bounce back on with the services they provide and hospitality. Operations HOPE they have me maintain my hopes and giving me friendly support has been the key to me moving forward. I really appreciate you guys, I really, really do.

Former HOPE Fellow Graduates with Highest Student Leadership Award

The HOPE Atlanta family congratulates former HOPE Global Forums Fellow Neia Omer, who graduates from Georgia State University in December with a BBA in Managerial Sciences. She will receive the Nell Hamilton Trotter Award, which recognizes one senior’s commitment to student involvement and is known as the highest student leadership award presented by the University.

Reflections of an Intern

Avia is one of our interns from Operation HOPE Denver’s partnership with the Metropolitan State University social work department. She completed her internship recently. This is her reflection on her time with us.

My First Month as a HOPE Business in a Box Fellow

As of today, it has been a little more than 4 weeks since I began working at Operation HOPE in Oakland. Since my first day, I have had to jump into new situations that involved representing Operation HOPE and its Youth Empowerment programs to a wide variety of stakeholders. On my first day, I shadowed my supervisor, Rebecca Blanco, the Program Manager of the Bay Area Youth Empowerment Programs. I participated as much as I could while she met with funders and prospective partnering organizations.

Stories of HOPE – Conor Ryan

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Conor Ryan grew up in Worcester, Pennsylvania, in a suburb about twenty miles from the city of Philadelphia. After graduating from high school, Conor attended Penn State...

10 Things You Could Buy with 5 Dollars

There are plenty of things you can do with 5 dollars today, but none as satisfying as giving to HOPE. operationhope.org/donate

HOPE Business In A Box Academies: A Teacher’s Reflection

Odyssey School is a K-8 charter school in Denver that employs an expeditionary learning model, welcoming its students to take on learning adventures with the mindset, “Leap In. Get Stuck. Push Through.” Working within this educational model, HOPE-Denver implemented HOPE Business In A Box Academies in three classrooms in partnership with teacher, Carina Duhadway. Carina shares her experience collaborating with Operation HOPE’s youth entrepreneurship program:

SunTrust Support Opens the Doors to More HOPE Inside Locations

  Scott Wilfong CEO and Greater Washington President of SunTrust, Muriel Garr, Vice President and Community Development Manager of SunTrust join Operation HOPE leaders John Hope Bryant Founder and CEO and...

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