DC Celebrates September Entrepreneurial Graduates

By: Cynthia Harrison, Small Business Program Manager, HOPE Financial Dignity Center DC A group of 17 small business graduates received their Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) certificates at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center DC on September 14th.  The graduates participated in an intense twelve-week program that focused on business plans, marketing, and financing.  Family and friends joined us to celebrate...

DC Credit Course Participants Motivated to Reach A 700 Score

On August 17th Financial Management Counselor, Jamila Yore partnered with TransUnion in conducting an informative seminar on credit score improvement. Many participants had common goals of gaining greater financial freedom, purchasing a home or starting a business. They were introduced to their current credit score after receiving a free credit report, courtesy of TransUnion. This was the beginning of their journey...

Legg Mason Supports Summer Scholars

Legg Mason partnered with Banking on Our Future for the very first time, sharing their financial expertise with Upward Bound & Education Talent Search students at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.

DC Financial Professionals Join Forces to Empower Youth

The official Financial Literacy Month event for Banking on Our Future (BOOF)-DC took place at Francis Scott Key Middle School located in Silver Spring, Maryland on April 19. Over 100 volunteers taught financial education in 37 individual classrooms reaching over 850 students. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot participated by sharing remarks with the volunteers and also spending time in the classroom.

DC 20th HOPE Anniversary Volunteer Appreciation Event

The DC market celebrated HOPE’s 20th Anniversary by celebrating local HOPE Corps volunteers.  The event took place on Wednesday, October 3rd and was hosted by Microsoft.   The event was fun for all and the guests enjoyed the scrumptious food & spirits, VIP photos, XBox gaming station and dessert on the roof-top. Remarks were offered by Founder, CEO and Chairman John Hope Bryant, Mid Atlantic Board Chair...

HOPE Eastern Region Team Defies Earthquake to Discuss Youth Empowerment with PNC Bank

On August 23, Operation HOPE Senior Vice President Mary Hagerty traveled to Baltimore for a meeting with PNC Bank and HOPE's Eastern Regional VP Jackie Starr and Baltimore Program Manager Dionne Waldron.

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