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Why is it important for Hope employees to volunteer for programs?

Why is it important for HOPE employees to volunteer for programs? This is a question that every HOPE employee worldwide should ask himself or herself. Volunteering allows us to share our time with those who are financially less fortunate. Volunteering to teach or sitting in on a credit and budget, small business, home ownership and/or BOOF program helps us to become more effective as HOPE representatives in the workplace and in our personal lives.

Banking on Our Future DC and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority gets the DC Youth Advisory Council Financial Fit

  By: Michelle Hammonds, Program Manager, Youth Empowerment Programs, Washington DC  On July 23rd & 25th , 2014 Banking on Our Future (BOOF)-D.C. partnered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to bring financial literacy education to the DC Youth Advisory Council (DC YAC) Summer Youth Leadership and Training Academy. Forty-two select youth leaders from Washington D.C....

New Partner Eastern Savings Bank Teaches Banking On Our Future at Summer Camps

  By: Dionne Waldron, Program Manager, Youth Empowerment, Baltimore Eastern Savings Bank, a new volunteer partner with Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future Baltimore “hit the road” running this summer. Sales Director Agnes Arnold was so excited to educate our young people on how to manage their money, she brought her team along. They excitingly taught BOOF at Summer Dreams Day Camp, Boys and Girls...

KPMG Interns Pay it Forward with Banking On Our Future

  By KaTia Fortune, Banking On Our Future Summer Intern, Baltimore On Wednesday July 16, 2014 Banking on Our Future, Baltimore partnered with KPMG, the international. audit, tax and advisory services firm, to provide financial and reading literacy through a First Book initiative to the kids at The Boys and Girls Club in Westport, Baltimore. The day started off strong with the KPMG Baltimore interns, most...

Summer Night Lights Featuring: The City of LA, Wells Fargo Bank, and Operation HOPE

The Summer Night Lights (SNL) program is a public and private partnership undertaken by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development (“GRYD”) and The GRYD Foundation. As a violence reduction program, Summer Night Lights targets one of the seasons of greatest need and the locations historically impacted by such violence (evidence shows increased gang-related violence during summer months.) In addition, the SNL program hires and trains teenagers and young adults from the community who are at risk for gang involvement and/or gang violence.

Operation HOPE Teams Up With the City of Jersey City’s JC Summer Works Program

The City of Jersey City launched a comprehensive youth employment program called JC Summer Works this summer. The program is geared to the City's 15 to 21-year old residents and offers a few different opportunities to receive certifications and/or career skills via internship and job placements around the city.

It Takes A Village: A Thank You to NYC’s SYEP Program & Our Volunteer Partners

Last week, I had my final set of Banking On Our Future classes held via New York City's NYC's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP utilizes various community-based organizations each summer to recruit local teenagers for summer job placement throughout the city. Part of this program offers life skills training, one skill being financial literacy

Operation HOPE South Africa Celebrates Mandela Day and His Long Walk to “Financial” Freedom

On July 18, Operation HOPE South Africa celebrated Mandela Day and Savings Month with children and adults in Heideveld and Diepsloot. At the end of the day’s activities the Banking On Our Future savings course was taught to the kids as part of the Long Walk to “Financial” Freedom.

FDIC Enriching the Financial Future of Summer Youth Employment Program Participants

By LaTeri McFadden, Mid-Atlantic Market Program Coordinator  On Thursday July 10, 2014, Banking on Our Future Washington DC partnered with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to enrich the financial future of the DC Department of Human Resources Center For Learning and Development (DCHR) Summer Youth Employment Program participants. The session began with a tour of the FDIC and a brief history...

BOOF In A Day in Aurora, Colorado!

For the fourth straight year, Operation HOPE Denver worked with Aurora Youth 4 Success to host yet another successful BOOF In A Day program! Students arrived ready for their second week of summer programming through Aurora Youth 4 Success, a summer skills development initiative launched by State Senator Nancy Todd, her husband Terry Todd, and Advocate for Children’s Executive Director Peggy Rudden. Five of our superb volunteers were also ready to interact and share their financial literacy insight with all one hundred high school students in attendance.

Operation HOPE South Africa Will Celebrate Mandela Day July 18

July is here again! On Friday, July 18th 2014, Operation HOPE South Africa will be giving back to the community of Diepsloot through our Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program at Afrika Tikkun's "Wings of Life Centre."

Operation HOPE partner Clinton Global Initiative announced a new youth initiative – Job One

Last week, Operation HOPE partner Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new initiative, Job One that helps the “nearly six million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 who are out of school and out of work – a staggering number that strains too many local communities and limits long-term economic growth prospects in the United States.” We applaud and...

Miami Conducts Credit and Money Management Workshops for Summer Youth Employment Program

By Ana Rojas – Financial Coach, Office of City of Miami During the month of June 2014, Miami conducted the Summer Youth Employment and Financial Empowerment Program enrollment and orientation. On June 9, 2014, 107 students between 16 and 19 years old participated in our Credit and Money Management workshops. Different financial institutions participated such as, Wells Fargo, South Florida Education Credit...

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