Global Dignity Day Touchdown

 By Lateri McFadden, Program Coordinator, Banking on our Future Baltimore On October 16th, Banking on Our Future – Baltimore partnered with Overlea High School with volunteers from M&T Bank and Morgan State University to celebrate Global Dignity Day. The day started with a morning assembly in which Baltimore native and former NFL player Keion Carpenter shared a message of utilizing the dignity within oneself...

First Financial Literacy Empowerment Day in Baltimore

By LaTeri McFadden, Program Coordinator, Banking on Our Future Baltimore Banking on Our Future Baltimore partnered with the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club for their 78th annual National convention. The event was hosted on August 16th and celebrated the very first Financial Literacy Empowerment Day. Volunteers from Capital One engaged our young leaders in discussions about the...

HOPE Business in a Box Announces Grant Winners

By Gregory Collins, Program Manager, Banking on Our Future Oakland HOPE Financial Dignity Center Oakland had the pleasure of hosting the HOPE Business in a Box Role Model Empowerment Grant Ceremony, July 10 where we recognized HBIAB’s successful business grant winners and business role models. The excitement of our finalists could only be matched by the fulfillment and pride expressed by our business role...

BOOF Volunteers inspire students at Oakland High

By Gregory Collins, Program Manager, Banking on Our Future Oakland HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Oakland partnered with Waypoint Homes to host a Banking on Our Future event August 2nd. It was in support of the Credit Recovery Program at Oakland high school. Banking on Our Future was proud to provide the curriculum taught by Waypoint Homes volunteers. The kids had the opportunity to discuss anything they wanted in...

John Hope Bryant Visits Baltimore

Operation’s HOPE’s Chairman, Founder & CEO, John Hope Bryant was the keynote speaker for the Urban Alliance 5th annual Public Speaking Challenge on July 23rd. Chairman Bryant shared a powerful message with the high school students encouraging them to be the best versions of themselves. The event took place at the University of Baltimore.

Atlanta Kaleidoscope Kid’s Summer Camp Success

by Rhonda Williams, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta had the pleasure of facilitating a Banking On Our Future session for Kaleidoscope Kid’s Camp.  Kaleidoscope Kid’s Camp is noted as a premier Atlanta STEM summer camp where children can explore the diversity of learning, by providing a balance of educational and enrichment activities for youth.  As an intricate part...

HOPE Workshop Empowers New York’s Budding Entrepreneurs

By Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager, HOPE Financial Dignity Center NY Twenty six aspiring entrepreneurs attended HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York‘s Small Business Workshop on July 9th. Students worked with Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager, covered the essentials of starting a business including: determining proper business entity, writing a business plan, and accessing...

Stories of Hope: Oakland Customer Service Adviser Emelina Martinez Praised for Her Service

(To) Whom it may Concern,  I would like to commend Operation Hope for always being accessible for the internet café, making copies, and faxing. I would like to acknowledge Emelina Martinez for her outstanding service. Emelina is always smiling and willing to help. The world needs more caring and helping people like her. Thank you again for all your...

Introducing Katherine Karmen Trujillo, Global Initiatives Fellow at Operation HOPE

Katherine Karmen Trujillo is Operation HOPE’s Summer 2012 Global Initiatives Fellow. Trujillo is a recent University of California, Berkeley graduate whose studies focused on grassroots movements and democratization in Latin America and the Middle East.

High Praise for New York HOPE Center Loan Counselor, Samuel Sanders

I write to express my sincere thanks for all your support. Within 5 min. of our first conversation I experienced a feeling of comfort. It seemed if by second nature your constructive dialogue power to discern the true nature of my situation as conversed quickly and tactfully.

New DC HOPE Center Community Lending Officer, Cedric Lewis, Facilitates His Home Buyer Workshops

DC HOPE Center Community Lending Manager, Cedric Lewis joined the HOPE family two months ago and after learning the processes and procedures, Cedric conducted two First Time Home Buyer workshops in April. Upon reflecting on his first two workshops Cedric commented, 'The DC workshops were great!

102 New Local Financial Literacy Councils Announced at White House Summit on Financial Capability

Eighty three US Mayors have agreed to form local financial literacy councils for their cities, announced the National Council of Black Mayors today during the White House Summit on Financial Capability and Empowerment.

Operation HOPE’s Youth Initiatives Highlighted at White House Summit on Financial Capability

Today the White House hosted a special Summit on Financial Capability and Empowerment to share measures for empowering students nationwide. Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant was on hand at the summit to share HOPE initiatives around empowering low-to-moderate American youth and adults.

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