HOPE Coalition America and the United Way Kick-off Financial Literacy Month at Leeds Library on April 8th and 10th in Irondale, Alabama

The “Essentials For a Small Business Toolbox” event on February 20th, provided information for more than 15 small businesses On February 20th, 2014, the United Way of Central Alabama, Operation HOPE, Alabama Asset Building Coalition and the Birmingham City Public Library presented “Essentials For a Small Business Toolbox” a Lunch and Learn event to help local business owners grow their business...

HOPE Corps Leaders Share Why Volunteering is Good for Project 5117

  “Operation HOPE is fueled by human capital, and no one can speak more to its importance than recently promoted staff members, Evelyn Ducoulombier Director, HOPE Corps and HOPE Talent and Sean Sallee Deputy Director, HOPE Corps. In their new positions, they are taking stock from HOPE Chairman John Hope Bryant and their own rewarding experiences by encouraging individuals to volunteer,” said Shannon...

Operation HOPE Atlanta Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Holiday Through HOPE’s Empowerment Series

HOPE Inside Ebenezer bolsters King Center Activities, hosting a Financial Dignity Empowerment Series Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr’s Holiday on January 20th the HOPE Inside Ebenezer provided empowerment services to Atlanta residents, promoting better health and wealth during the three workshops at the Martin Luther King, Sr. Resource Facility in Atlanta. Local stakeholders stayed through all three workshops...

The Wave Magazine Recognizes Lance Triggs as One of LA’s Most Influential African Americans in 2013

The largest African American publication in Los Angeles, The Wave, has named Lance William Triggs an Extraordinary Leader and one of the Most Influential African Americans in the city for 2013, in a special edition of LA Wave Magazine.  Triggs, who serves as Operation HOPE’s Division President for HOPE Financial Dignity Centers and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Market, was honored for his service...

Operation HOPE Client, Kinney Sholes Is Paying It Forward

Our Maywood HOPE Center has a great relationship with The Bell Salvation Army Shelter. I met Mr. Sholes at one of the Credit Workshops I presented at the Salvation Army Facility. He had been living in the Salvation Army Shelter for over a year, when he visited a workshop presentation. Afterwards Mr. Sholes came to see me to get help with credit issues. I helped Mr. Sholes negotiate some collection accounts that...

#GivingTuesday: HOPE for the Holidays!

As we head towards the holidays, the spirit of giving can’t be ignored. Operation HOPE is joining #GivingTuesday to bring attention to the power each and every one of us has to make a difference in the organizations we support.

Sevan Torossian Takes Mantle With Box Advance Partnership

In late June, HOPE’s own Sevan Torossian was selected as a Box MVP (Most Valuable Professional) program to continue the efforts carefully laid by Chief Technology Officer Allen  Yekikian, who passed away in May this year.  He was able to join the program kick-off in San Francisco, an exclusive event at Box headquarters, in San Francisco. “Box, like Operation HOPE takes relationships seriously,” said Sevan....

Equifax CEO Rick Smith to Help Steer HOPE National Initiatives

Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard F. “Rick” Smith has been appointed to the Operation HOPE National Board of Directors. Smith’s extensive executive experience and commitment to HOPE’s Silver Rights Mission will help affirm the organization’s position as the global leader for financial dignity. Smith joined Equifax in September 2005 after more than two decades with General Electric Co. With his direction,...

Upping Your Financial Game

By Eric Clay, National Program Manager, 700 Credit Score Community Initiative One Sure and Fast Way to Raise Your Credit Score Having a good credit score in today’s economic environment is very importation as it paves the way for lower interest rates on loans and insurance, renting an apartment and in some cases acquiring employment.  Credit works on the “what have you done for me lately” premise. ...

HCA Recognizes National Preparedness Month In September

With September being National Preparedness Month, HCA will partner with organizations in cities across America to provide Disaster Financial Preparedness & Recovery workshops and seminars to help educate small businesses and families prepare for emergencies. Some of the scheduled activities include:

Debra Collins, HOPE Executive Assistant, Shares Her Struggle in Her First Book

HOPE’s own Debra Collins, executive assistant to Division President Lance Triggs, stepped into HOPE CEO John Hope Bryant’s shoes for a moment on Sunday July 14th, to talk about her recently published memoir, Crossing Over Boundaries to a packed audience at the Glendale Central Library.

HCA Continues to Spur Recovery for Sandy Survivors

HOPE Coalition America (HCA) will join the Bergen County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and Hurricane Sandy Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC) to help community members affected by super-storm Sandy during the month of July.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Visits HOPE’s World Headquarters

Earlier this June, Congresswoman Barbara Lee visited Operation HOPE World Headquarters to learn more about the financial dignity nonprofit’s empowerment programs, sharing an interest in co-hosting a community empowerment event in Oakland later this year.

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