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HOPE ATL Supports Collects Shoes For Save the Earth Projects, A Youth Social Venture

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...

Three Winners Chosen from the HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competition at Julian Nava Learning Academy

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.

HOPE Inside, Miami Presents a Spanish Seminar for Budding Entrepreneurs

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.

HOPE Inside New York: First Entrepreneurial Training Program Graduation Held at Popular Community Bank

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.

Thank You Grandma’s Quick and Easy Gourmet Cornbread

    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 ”...

Sage Ben Ali, Owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, Delivers Commencement Speech to Operation HOPE Graduates

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.

HOPE Inside New York: First Small Business Workshop at Popular Community Bank

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.

HOPE Inside at Popular Community Bank Harlem Held its First Entrepreneurial Training Program

 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...

Entrepreneurship: Building Student Confidence and Ambition

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.

Nonprofit Teaming with More Banks to Better Reach Underbanked

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...

DC Celebrates September Entrepreneurial Graduates

By: Cynthia Harrison, Small Business Program Manager, HOPE Financial Dignity Center DC A group of 17 small business graduates received their Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) certificates at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center DC on September 14th.  The graduates participated in an intense twelve-week program that focused on business plans, marketing, and financing.  Family and friends joined us to celebrate...

HOPE Workshop Empowers New York’s Budding Entrepreneurs

By Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager, HOPE Financial Dignity Center NY Twenty six aspiring entrepreneurs attended HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York‘s Small Business Workshop on July 9th. Students worked with Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager, covered the essentials of starting a business including: determining proper business entity, writing a business plan, and accessing...

Debra Collins, HOPE Executive Assistant, Shares Her Struggle in Her First Book

HOPE’s own Debra Collins, executive assistant to Division President Lance Triggs, stepped into HOPE CEO John Hope Bryant’s shoes for a moment on Sunday July 14th, to talk about her recently published memoir, Crossing Over Boundaries to a packed audience at the Glendale Central Library.

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