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The Banking on Our Future (BOOF) curriculum was taught to 3rd – 8th graders at East Baltimore Community School (EBCS) in Baltimore, Maryland on February 26th. This was the first year BOOF was experienced by the young students. College students from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School served as volunteers in teaching the financial literacy sessions.
In late January three Young Entrepreneurs from Denver's Montbello High School won a rigorous pitch competition and were awarded the opportunity to work one on one with Business Role Models.
The room was buzzing with energy and excitement as parents and Youth Entrepreneurs began to engage with their Business Role Models. Entire families packed into the Ambassador Andrew J. Young Community Empowerment Conference Room at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. All of our Youth Entrepreneurs and their parents were excited to begin the Business Role Model Empowerment Program portion of HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB).
Operations HOPE’s Financial Literacy Education Curriculum Component, the Banking on Our Future Program for grades 4-12 hosted BOOF in a Day on January, 11 2013 at Santa Teresa Elementary School in San Jose, CA.
HOPE is excited to be included in not one, but two, entries in the 2013 Center for Corporate Citizenship’s annual Film Festival. Union Bank's film features Banking on Our Future's work at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, and SEDCO's film details the Riyali program.
We were very excited for CNN to highlight Banking on Our Future on their broadcast.
On Saturday, January 19, 2013 volunteers from Urban Financial Services Coalition partnered with the Banking on Our Future Program to bring financial literacy education to high school basketball players participating in the MLK Day Basketball Tournament in Washington DC.
HOPE Atlanta team members Latresa McLawhorn Ryan, Esq., Tara Dennis, James Bailey, and Walter Jackson recently partnered with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance to empower students and professionals during the 2013 Alliance Management and Leadership Institute held in Atlanta, Georgia on January 3 (AMI).
After several months of working with junior and senior students at Montbello High School in Denver, Colorado, the HOPE Business in a Box (HBIAB) program culminated in a school-wide pitch event this past week.
The students of Santa Teresa Elementary School in San Jose, Ca. got to enjoy a break from their regular class schedule to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and legacy with a visit from HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant.
Operation HOPE is excited to welcome Gregory D. Collins as the new Program Manager for Banking On Our Future in Northern California. Gregory brings over 9 years of experience in education and non-profit management to HOPE from teaching in private schools and at nonprofit org Urban Promise. We interviewed Gregory to find out more about how he came to join the HOPE team.
Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City and disrupted the lives of millions, including schools and students. But amid all of the destruction, the efforts of community based organizations rose up as examples of healing.
On Saturday, January 19, 2013 Operation HOPE along with the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service will be observing the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. HOPE Volunteers from across the country will descend on the nation’s capital to share information on how to help strengthen communities and create and sustain opportunities for all Americans.