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New Detroit Welcomes Operation HOPE and Project 5117 to Detroit This Week

Please join us for the Community Stakeholder Reception Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with special guest John Hope Bryant, Chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE. Chairman Bryant will discuss Project 5117 and his new book, "How the Poor Can Save Capitalism.

Cesar Chavez Public Charter School Joins Operation HOPE to Prepare for the Working World

April was an interesting yet busy month at Operation HOPE. An event that was particularly gratifying included the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School fellows program, where students come work for our organization.

‘Tickets Fore Charity’ Benefiting Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE is a proud participant of the, TICKETS Fore CHARITY fundraising program which helps raise money for promoting ticket sales to the Northern Trust Open, which will be held from February 12 to 17, 2013. All the money raised by the program goes directly to charity. Follow this link and a portion of  your ticket sales will directly support Operation HOPE. Operation HOPE will receive 80...

HOPE Southwest Board Members Teach Banking on Our Future Celebrity Edition at Quincy Jones Elementary School

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 two members of the Operation HOPE Southwest Board and two HOPE Center Los Angeles staff taught the Quincy Jones Celebrity Edition of the Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program to over 120 students at the Quincy Jones Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles. The programming marks a return to the Quincy Jones Elementary School after volunteers taught the Quincy Jones BOOF program to...

Unveiling the Latest Edition of the Banking on Our Future Curriculum at Quincy Jones Elementary in South LA

Operation HOPE this week marked the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King Riots by leading a convoy of investors, community leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials on a tour through South Los Angeles.

Operation HOPE Launches New Website Focused on 20th Year Anniversary Events

Operation HOPE (HOPE) is celebrating 20-years of bringing financial dignity to underserved communities in a big way, launching a new website to keep followers on track of the host of celebratory and empowerment events throughout 2012.

On the Passing of Keasha Rutledge Draft

Operation HOPE expresses its heartfelt sympathy to retired NFL linebacker, Chris Draft on the passing of his wife and friend, Lakeasha Monique Rutledge Draft. While no words will compensate for the loss, the joy she brought to so many during her short life cannot be measured.

5MK Ambassador Gooding and his Financial Literacy Tour

5 Million Kids Movement (5MK) Celebrity Ambassador GOODING speaks at a recent Financial Literacy Show at the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, KS. GOODING has been working with and supporting Operation HOPE along side other 5MK Ambassadors such as Quincy Jones through personal appearances and mass media presentations focusing on their 5MK initiative.

Anderson Interfaith Ministries Makes 5MK Pledge from South Carolina

Lorin Larason, Asset and Education Coordinator at Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM), made a 5MK pledge on behalf of AIM to educate 100 youth and adults in financial literacy, open youth and adult savings accounts, educate adults on how to secure the earned income tax credit, and engage volunteers to spread the message of financial literacy in Anderson, South Carolina.

Emerge Loan Pledges to Financially Educate and Empower 1000 Adults

Emerge Loan made a 5MK pledge to educate 1000 adults in financial literacy and open 1000 adult savings accounts. Emerge Loan is a social mission driven business with the goal to provide better borrowing choices for working people and end predatory lending practices

5MK Receives First Pledge from Tennessee!

Margaret Gilbert, Director for the Bradley Savings IDA Program, made a 5MK pledge earlier this month on behalf of the Bradley Initiative for Church and Community to educate adults in financial literacy and open savings accounts for adults in Cleveland, TN.

Susan Taylor and the National CARES Mentoring Movement Join 5MK

We are proud to report that Susan Taylor yesterday agreed to become a 5MK Ambassador and signed on her organization, the National CARES Mentoring Movement, to join 100 Black Men of America and Boys and Girls Clubs of America as the third signature national community partner for the 5MK “Make Smart Cool” Tour.

The Critical Link Between Financial Literacy, Education, and Entrepreneurship

Financial literacy. Education. Entrepreneurship. These three distinct factors share a critical relationship that is vitally important as America presses through its ongoing economic recovery. Watch as Jennifer Thibeaux of Operation HOPE's Office of Innovation, Research, and Assessment makes the case for the interconnectedness of these three factors in America's economic reset.

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