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Operation Hope DC participated in Congresswoman Norton’s Annual Small Business Fair, on June 6, 2014 at the Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington DC. The fair ran from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and provided answers to the concerns of small business entrepreneurs related to accessing sufficient capital and problems associated with business development training and procurement opportunities.
Earlier this month the Operation HOPE Denver team held our first ever Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event, hosted at Denver Community Credit Union’s Community Room. We welcomed forty-two volunteers, business role models, old partners and new. Mingling over refreshments and snacks, our community gathered to celebrate our economic empowerment work from the past year and the successes of our HOPE Business in a Box program.
Over the last few weeks, 24 students enrolled in the Dr. Maya Angelou Teen Program at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA have been active participants in Operation HOPE’s newest youth focused intervention – HOPE Business in a Box (HBIAB). 11 businesses comprised of 1-4 students each pitched their business ideas to move on to the final phase of the initiative which is the Business Role Model (BRM)...
By Angela Jones, Youth Empowerment Fellow, HOPE Inside Ebenezer
We at Operation Hope are not only working tirelessly to improve the economic quality of life for individuals, families and communities, but we also acknowledge and support members of communities who are thematically doing the same. Through HOPE ATL Supports Operation HOPE Atlanta is committed in completing a community service project on a quarterly...
On Monday, May 5, 2014, at Julian Nava Learning Academy in Los Angeles, nine brave eighth graders took to the stage and pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges, made up of community members, bankers, and executives.
On May 22, more than 22 aspiring entrepreneurs took the first step to starting their business dream. Lead by Ana Rojas, Financial Empowerment Coach with Operation HOPE, they learned the basics of Credit and Money management as a key to develop a business and get funding.
The first HOPE Inside New York Entrepreneurial Training Program graduation was held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Popular Community Bank. Family, friends, community partners and the HOPE Inside NY team gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of 17 proud entrepreneurs in fields ranging from food products and cleaning service to commercial real estate development.
By: Darrick Graham, Small Business Coordinator, HOPE Inside Ebenezer
Operation Hope’s Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) graduate , Shirley Batchelor, and Founder of “Grandma’s Quick and Easy Gourmet Cornbread, was featured on “Shark Tank”. Batchelor visited our class last Tuesday evening to give new students a cooking demonstration of her ”...
Operation HOPE’s Small Business Entrepreneurial Program graduated twenty-eight students. The six-week DOES- ETP graduated thirteen students, and the ETP twelve-week evening program, graduated fifteen.
On Tuesday, February 11th, 16 determined and aspiring entrepreneurs braved freezing temperatures to attend the first Small Business Workshop held at Popular Community Bank (PCB) as part of the new HOPE Inside program model in New York.
By Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager
On March 5, 2014, Operation HOPE New York had its first Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) class at HOPE Inside at Popular Community Bank Harlem. It was the first of many classes that will be held at the new HOPE Inside location. ETP graduates, El Ruby Thomas of Gotcha Techs-Harlem, George Williams Jr. of Open Choice IT Service and Cornell Green...
I graduated high school and survived my first few years post-academia largely because of one quality, my competitive drive. A few select teachers forced maturity and good-naturedness out of me along the way but I was an aimless 17-year old with tons of energy.
by SARAH TODD, American Banker December 26,2013
Oakland entrepreneur Nai Saeturn has had plenty of success attracting customers to the video production and marketing company she founded in 2006, but she hasn’t always been adept at running the business side of the operation.
For a long time, Saeturn didn’t have a business checking account and never really paid herself – even though her company was...