President of Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank Dennis Lockhart to Cut Ribbon for Ebenezer HOPE Financial Dignity Center


Dennis Lockhart of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will cut the ribbon on November 14th, opening the doors to the HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer (HOPE Center) located in the birthplace of civil rights, Atlanta, GA. The new center will become the 9th in the chain of empowerment centers in America.

HOPE’s ribbon cutting ceremony will bring leaders from the banking sector, community, government, and clergy together to celebrate the permanent establishment of the premier HOPE Center in the region

Construction began on the HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Center at the Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Facility as a part of Ebenezer Church in 2010 and will culminate with the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony during the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, as a part of the nonprofit’s 20th Anniversary celebration activities.  

Operation seeded its presence in the Atlanta area in 2004, with a sponsorship for its awarding winning financial literacy youth initiative, Banking on Our Future.  Within a HOPE a short time, HOPE grew its footprint to include an expanded Banking on Our Future program, a regional corporate office and a condensed HOPE Express office focused on adult financial empowerment.  A global leader in financial dignity, HOPE has committed to working with residents in the Georgia and the surrounding areas to improve their credit scores to 700 and above, as a part of the organization’s effort to build wealth in underserved communities.  

The official HOPE Financial Dignity Center will provide a host of services to the residents in Atlanta which include the following:

  • Credit and Money Management Classes
  • Credit Counseling
  • Homebuyer Workshops
  • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
  • Small Business/Entrepreneurship Program

With more than 1,000 delegates, from 50 countries expected to participate in plenary sessions and Financial inclusion Working Group sessions, the summit will touch on the powerful, inspirational and aspirational themes that speak to the future of “making free enterprise work for all.” 

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