HOPE Atlanta@ Ebenezer Says Farewell to Financial Management Counselor, Patrice C. Washington

On April 7, 2010, on a complete fluke, I attended the Shovel Ceremony for the groundbreaking of what would become the HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer. That day literally changed my life! When I got home that night, I wrote the following words in my journal: “Today I attended an event which was truly inspirational and transformational for me. I was groomed for the past 29 years to be apart of such a...

First Class in HOPE Financial Dignity Center, Ebenezer History!

When I attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the HOPE Financial Dignity Center in April of 2010, I quickly realized that I was witnessing history in the making. In that moment, I knew that I wanted to be a part of this historic moment and vowed to give back my several years of financial education expertise in whatever ways I could. I became an active Banking on Our Future volunteer and by April of the following...

HOPE Volunteer’s First Taste of Teaching Credit & Money Management

After volunteering with the HOPE Center Atlanta team for five months, I finally enjoyed an opportunity to assist Financial Management Consultant, Patrice C. Washington by teaching a class with one of her regular partners! I taught a portion of the Credit & Money Management Workshop at The Villages of East Lake. Once the site of a deteriorating housing project, the Villages of East Lake is now known as one of...

The Debt Wise Fair – Georgia Perimeter College

On Wednesday, October 24th, Financial Management Consultant, Patrice C. Washington and HOPE Center Atlanta, skill based volunteer, Rhonda Williams, participated in Georgia Perimeter College’s Debt Wise Financial Literacy Event. During this three hour event, hundreds of students were educated on the importance of credit, as well as student loan repayment options. HOPE participated as a vendor, alongside HOPE...

Broadening Literacy: A Shared Mission

One of the most troubling developments amongst Americans today is the diminishing desire to read and cultivate literacy. Yet the kind of education and personal growth that comes from frequent and regular reading are vital to one’s success and dignity. Luckily enough, there seems to be a solution to this problem. Last week, HOPE Center Atlanta’s Financial Management Consultant Patrice C. Washington and Vice...

HOPE Atlanta Starts Summer With a Spark

HOPE Atlanta kicked off the start of summer with some great programming and partnerships in financial empowerment.

Atlanta HOPE Center’s First Credit Counseling Client Graduates!

While Atlanta's credit counseling program is no walk in the park, client Derek Smith graduates with flying colors after working diligently to follow his counselor’s recommendations.

HOPE Atlanta Featured at Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend

Operation HOPE representatives James Bailey and Patrice Washington join Steve Harvey on Father's Day to teach financial management.

HOPE Center Atlanta Offers a New Type of Financial Education

Last Tuesday, HOPE Center Atlanta added a refreshing twist to their 1st Tuesdays Credit & Money Management class at Central Library in Downtown Atlanta by inviting Author and Auto Advisor Expert, Tywone Thomas to share financial wisdom surrounding the car buying process. Thomas gave an engaging and information packed presentation that made participants in the class ask to purchase his book, 10 Mistakes to...

The Night I Fell in Love with Operation HOPE (Again)

I heard of Operation HOPE years before joining the team. In high school my mom gave me the book, Banking on Our Future, after hearing John HOPE Bryant speak at First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles.

HOPE Center Atlanta Engages Community at 2011 Economic Empowerment Conference

Continuing with its faith based initiative, Operation HOPE in Atlanta participated as an exhibitor this past weekend at the 2011 Economic Empowerment Conference hosted by Word of Faith Family Church in Austell, GA.

HOPE Center Atlanta Partners With GA Student Finance Commission

Last week, Operation HOPE Atlanta conducted a workshop on the importance of budgeting during the new student orientation at ProWay Hair School, one of the state’s leading cosmetology schools.

Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend Banks on Operation HOPE

Life changing. . . Probably the simplest way I can express my view of actor, comedian, radio show and Family Feud host, Steve Harvey’s 2011 Annual Mentoring Weekend for Young Men.

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