Operation HOPE teams up with US Bank and the Oakland Raiders to Empower High School Students

What an amazing day to be apart of an organization that's working towards financially empowering the world!! I had the pleasure of spending some time with our Youth Empowerment Program Manager Rebecca Blanco, speaking to over 750+ high school students about the language of money. Operation HOPE teamed up with US Bank and the Oakland Raiders to put on a phenomenal event. A big thanks to US Bank's Lisa Joyner and the Raiders' Airikuh Anderson, Doug Catanzarite , Anthony Mayo, OL Kevin Boothe and CB Chimdi Chekwa

Oakland 7th Graders Launch Bay Area Themed Hat Business

This October, Jamal White and Anthony Mata - 7th grade students at Westlake Middle School in Oakland, CA - launched their own Bay Area themed hat business, J&A Hats, after taking part in the Operation HOPE Business in a Box program at their school the prior year.

Stories of HOPE – Sammy Ndiyo

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow  Sammy Ndiyo is more than just a volunteer. He is a recent Morgan State University graduate. He works currently as an accountant for MedStar Health. He was born in the...

#GiveHOPE to Youth Entrepreneurs on #GivingTuesday

By Samantha Sineni December 2nd is #GivingTuesday, a time to celebrate the true holiday tradition of togetherness by giving back to those in need. In the spirit of National Entrepreneurship Month, Operation...

HOPE Business In A Box Students Reach for Success Onstage

On November 13, a couple of our HBIABA young entrepreneurs in Denver performed live with Imagine Dragons, a popular indie rock band, as part of a concert benefiting Youth on Record, a local music education...

Operation HOPE Celebrates its Entrepreneurs in Honor of National Entrepreneurship Month

  This month in recognition of President Obama’s proclamation honoring entrepreneurs, for National Entrepreneurship Month and November 18th for National Entrepreneurship Day, Operation HOPE is...

Pulling Communities Upward through Cross-Sector Relationships

As Operation HOPE increases its presence and impact across the country, we see that much of our success in working towards poverty eradication and community empowerment is in large part thanks to our community friends who support our vision and provide a helping hand on the ground. Many have heard the quote by Japanese poet Ryunosuke Satoro, “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” This is true not solely for an individual, a department, or even for those within a single company. This idea is the key to how nonprofit organizations, small businesses, grassroots efforts, and Fortune 500 Companies work with one another.

Claflin University Praises Operation HOPE’s Banking On Our Future College Edition

Recently Banking On Our Future (BOOF) College Edition received high praise from administration after a visit to Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Being the National Program Manager I witness daily the impact of Banking On Our Future College Edition, but I'm bias so I thought I would share the testimony I recently received from Jennifer Holliday of the Office of Career Development - Service Learning and Community Service at Claflin University:

HOPE Furthers Giving

Operation HOPE is promoting #GivingTuesday, a movement dedicated to giving back celebrated on December 2nd. After camping outside of stores on Black Friday and rapid fire clicking from online shopping on Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday reminds us that the holidays are about more than exchanging Apple products. It is a day to donate time, money or items to help those in need.

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