William Hanna Retires After Two Decades with Operation HOPE

After two decades of service to Operation HOPE, we salute one of our most distinguished Global Board members, William Hanna. Mr. Hanna is a Managing Director with California Technologies Ventures, LLC as well as Jacobs Capital Group, LLC. He is both a recognized successful businessman and a remarkable community service leader.

 

First Tennessee Introduces Operation HOPE to Community Leaders 

Last week, First Tennessee Bank’s planning committee held a luncheon to introduce Operation HOPE to the local Memphis nonprofit community. Longtime community partners, who have supported First Tennessee’s financial literacy efforts in the past were able to get an idea about how we can work together to heighten awareness around financial capability. “People need financial skills to succeed in life. Through this...

 HCA Webinar “Preparing for Disaster,” Coming on September 11

You are invited to attend a one (1) hour web conference hosted by IRS Stakeholder Liaison, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and HOPE Coalition of America on preparing for disaster.  This web conference will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The targeted audience includes Small Business Organizations and your members, Tax Practitioner Organizations and State and Local...

Operation HOPE and the American Red Cross Team Up to Beat Disasters

The premier provider of financial literacy and empowerment programs for youth and adults and America’s leading financial dignity nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) and the American Red Cross (Red Cross) are teaming up to assist you, your family and your small business to prepare for personal, man-made, or natural disasters. HOPE, has  been at the forefront of Disaster Financial Recovery and Preparedness...

HOPE Coalition America Shows Birmingham Business Owners How to Stay Afloat

HOPE Coalition America (HCA), the disaster preparedness and recovery division of Operation HOPE, hosted two  meetings this month at the Helena Business Association Monthly to inform over 30 small businesses at Frankie’s Market Cafe in Helena, Alabama how to stay afloat through mud, flood, and high water. “We all like to think that our businesses are immune from potential natural disasters.  When business...

“How the Poor Can Save Capitalism” is Creating its Own Wave of PH.D-oers

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to invite my parents to a book-signing event for Chairman Bryant’s new book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism.  They are both teachers at schools in an inner city suburb of Los Angeles. Having worked at Operation HOPE for 5 years, and have shared many facets and stories of my job with my family over the years, I thought that they had a good handle on what our organization...

HOPE Denver to Highlight Diversity in Denver Startup Week 2014

Operation HOPE Denver, in partnership with LaunchUR Labs and the Denver Public Library, will a host a Denver Startup Week session on Thursday, September 18. The session,   “M2: Insights from the Multigenerational and Multicultural Startup Community,” will highlight the immense diversity within the entrepreneurial field and give guests an opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial challenge...

 

Foreign Rights Sold to Publishers in Greece, Korea and Brazil

Based on the domestic success of John Hope Bryant's second bestseller, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, the book is being translated into Greek, Korean, and Portuguese (Brazil). Negotiations are also underway for several other languages, reflecting a worldwide awakening to the importance of financial dignity and empowerment on all continents.

The Wilcox Family Foundation Funds HOPE Business In A Box Academy in Oakland

The Wilcox Family Foundation donated $10,000 to Operation HOPE to support youth entrepreneurship and financial literacy at a local Oakland school, Market Vice President Northwestern Region, Tyrone Cosey shared today. “We are pleased that the Wilcox Family Foundation has chosen to support youth entrepreneurs through the HOPE Business in A Box Academy initiative,” said Cosey. “The program will give...

Ivette Marina Promoted to Director of Field Operations of the Adult Empowerment Division

 We are pleased to announce the promotion of Ivette Marina to Director of Field Operations for the Adult Empowerment Division. Ivette joined Operation HOPE over 9 years ago, with experience in lending, management, financial planning, education, and research.   She received her B.A. from the University of California – Los Angeles. During her tenure with HOPE, Ivette has held positions of increasing...

CNA and Operation HOPE Effort Creates Small Miracle 

Operation HOPE and the CNA Insurance Corporation partnered to teach young adults the language of money and financial empowerment.  The partners hosted 32 high school and college students on July 30 at CNA Corporate Headquarters in Chicago for the day-long educational event.Using HOPE’s award-winning Banking on Our Future program (BOOF), the young people were taught the principles of banking, borrowing,...

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