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FDIC partners with Banking on Our Future during Global Money Week 2014

  By Michelle Hammonds, Washington DC Market- Program Manager, Youth Empowerment Programs On Thursday, March 13, 2014 volunteers from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) joined forces with Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program in Washington DC to educate the students of the Preparatory School of DC during Global Money Week. This is the fourth year BOOF has partnered with the...

Operation HOPE Releases Second Phase of Mobile App at Clark Atlanta University

By Omari Pearson, National Program Manager, Banking on Our Future College Edition, COGIC Program Manager   On March 6, 2014 Operation HOPE’s very own Tara Dennis, Program Manager of Banking On Our Future in Atlanta visited Clark Atlanta University for the second phase of our mobile app pilot program for Banking On Our Future (BOOF) College Edition/FINRA Mobile Application. During this time the students...

Banking On Our Future College Edition Visits Spelman and Morehouse Colleges

 By Omari Pearson, National Program Manager, Banking on Our Future College Edition, Operation HOPE     On March 6, 2014 Operation HOPE Banking On Our Future College Edition had the opportunity to visit Spelman and Morehouse Colleges students in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was held on the Morehouse College campus and led by Spelman College sister and soon to be graduate Lauren Hawkins. The event opened a...

Banking On Our Future: Reaching back to move the next generation forward

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...

HOPE and Comerica Bank Partner to Teach Banking on Our Future

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...

Banking On Our Future College Edition Is Piloting Financial Aid Mobile App

    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...

Fannie Mae joins BOOF DC in Personal Money Management Seminar

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...

Banking on Our Future College Edition Visits Brooklyn College in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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...

Stories of HOPE: Brian Scrip

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.

Stories of HOPE: Volunteer Tod Vedock

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.

Booming Business at West Career Academy

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 & Benito Juarez Elementary School

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.

Popular Community Bank & Gauer Elementary School

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.

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