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By LaTeri McFadden, Banking on Our Future, Program Coordinator
February 11, 2014 Operation HOPE’s Banking On Our Future (BOOF) Baltimore location, once again, partnered with former NFL player Keion Carpenter, CEO of The Carpenter’s House, to empower youth. Volunteers from Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU) taught the importance of financial literacy to the juniors and seniors of Reginald F. Lewis High...
Article by James Chen, Program Manager, Los Angeles
It all started one afternoon Oct. 1, 2013 where I had the honor of meeting Armin Rashti, branch manager for Comerica Bank. I still recall that day because Armin was one of the first volunteers for HOPE that I had met one month into my position at HOPE. My first impressions of Armin were his ability to think on his feet, be personable with the audience and...
February is setting itself up to be an amazing month that will position Banking On Our Future College Edition (BOOF CE) as one of the leading resources in the financial aid mobile application world. This month BOOF CE will visit Claflin University (Orangeburg, SC) February 11th & 25th , Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) February 12th and 26th, and Howard University (Washington, DC) February...
By Lateri McFadden, Program Coordinator Banking On Our Future Washington DC
Banking on Our Future, Washington DC hosted financial literacy education to the students Langley Educational Campus for the first time on Friday, January 24, 2014. Volunteers from Fannie Mae partnered to teach personal money management curriculum to the young scholars.
All of the Fannie Mae volunteers were engaging, enthusiastic and...
By Omari Pearson, National Program Manager, Banking on Our Future College Edition
Building off an amazing 2013 Banking On Our Future College Edition had its first activity of 2014 at Brooklyn College serving The Brooklyn College Bound program that allows admission opportunities to GED students. The session on January 13 also allowed BOOF College the opportunity to serve the community in honor of Martin...
Brian Scrip is not a superstar. At least, not according to him.
“I am just a person who is lucky enough to be able to teach financial literacy to kids and help Operation HOPE,” he says.
It’s a win-win scenario for Brian.
Tod Vedock grew up in a poor to middle class family with divorced parents in Kansas. As a child, Tod was an average student at best, and was not very interested in school. Based on this, his high school counselor told him that college probably was not his best option. However, Tod decided to ignore his counselor’s advice and apply to the University of Kansas. He was accepted and, at the end of his four-year college career, Tod graduated with a degree in Business Communications. Looking back now on this time in school, Tod realizes that he had ADHD and was unable to focus his attention on schooling at that time.
Young entrepreneurs at West Career Academy in Denver showcased yet another round of creative business ideas this Thursday during their HOPE Business in a Box pitch event. With the support of HOPE volunteer Cindy Butts, classroom teacher Sean Flikke, and pitch judges Greg Thompson and Adam Rentschler, the event turned out three winning groups.
Cathay Bank has partnered with Operation HOPE for many years now to educate youth about financial literacy in both Los Angeles and Orange County. On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Cathay Bank and Operation HOPE joined together once again and set out to Benito Juarez Elementary in Anaheim, CA.
On Thursday, November 7, 2013, as part of the collaborative partnership between Popular Community Bank and Operation HOPE to educate and empower youth with financial education, over 195 4th and 5th grade students at Gauer Elementary in Anaheim, CA were able to learn the importance of budgeting and understanding basic bank products.
by Mary Kathryn Sagaria, Banking On Our Future, Program Manager
CEC Middle College is one of Denver Public High Schools most hands-on career and technical schools that provide its graduates with a head-start on their post-secondary education. This focus has been the ideal setting from which the newest HOPE Business In A Box entrepreneurs have emerged.
Drawn to the aim of HOPE Business in a Box, to empower...
Indie Band Wins Business Pitch Event at Contemporary Learning Academy
by Hannah McFadden, Denver HBIAB Fellow
Contemporary Learning Academy (CLA), a competency based school designed to allow students to demonstrate academic mastery at their own speed, kicked off its first HOPE Business in a Box pitch competition this week. On Wednesday, November 20th, buskers Monica Vasquez and Haley Thompson pitched their...
By Hannah McFadden, HOPE Fellow- Denver
This week Operation HOPE Denver launched a new partnership with Developmental Pathways, a day-center that seeks to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing opportunities to lead a meaningful life.
HOPE Fellows Hannah McFadden and Noemi Almodovar taught Financial Dignity and Budgeting modules, reporting very positive experiences. “It was awesome, and not...