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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...

Bank of America teams up IXGEN to promote Financial Dignity

By:  Emmenette D. Mason – Founder/CEO IXGEN Inc. The Hope BOOF program has had a big impact on youth  of the summer youth empowerment program iYEP, organized by IXOYE Global Entrepreneurship Network (IXGEN). Last Saturday June 28, iYEP was at the HOPE Center in Atlanta, with 17 middle and high school youth who were trained on how to achieve dignity through learning the basics of budgeting, credit,...

Popular Community Bank employees raise $12,800 for Operation HOPE

"Prince Charming" Mike McCracken, Popular’s Chicago Region President and HOPE Midwestern board member, and "The Mad Hatter" Manuel Chinea, Chief Operating Officer, announced employees raised $12,800 through a variety of fundraising events.

Operation HOPE Welcomes Casey McQuillan as Our New Project 5117 Fellow

Casey McQuillan recently joined the Operation Hope family as our Project 5117 fellow from both the Roosevelt Institute and Andrew Goodman Foundation. A rising sophomore at Amherst College, Casey studies Mathematics and Economics while serving as President of the Amherst Debate Society and as a member of the Executive Board for the Roosevelt Campus Network chapter at his school.

Saving America: One Derrick at a Time

“What’s it going to be ~ a pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes, or one share of Nike stock?” Detroit’s Young Derrick Is My Hope. Derrick lives in Detroit’s inner city and was about ten years old when I heard about him through our HOPE Global Youth Empowerment Group division. Derrick’s school was participating in our six-session Banking on Our Future financial literacy course at Operation HOPE,...

First Republic Bank Joined Operation HOPE In Times Square to Teach Banking On Our Future

In collaboration with First Republic Bank, we brought 25 11th and 12th graders from Wadleigh Secondary School in Harlem to the bank's headquarters in Times Square. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First Republic Bank representatives taught our Banking On Our Future curriculum to the students.

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