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HOPE Center New Orleans Westbank Entrepreneur Training Graduation

HOPE Financial Dignity Center New Orleans held a graduation ceremony for eight graduates of the Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP). The twelve ETP evening classes were in conjunction with the Jefferson Parish Library located on the West Bank in Gretna, Louisiana. The graduates worked on business plans for their entrepreneurial efforts over the twelve weeks. Eight persons completed the twelve week program and a...

HOPE Center DC Honors 23 Entrepreneur Training Program Graduates

On Saturday, December 15, 2012, HOPE Financial Dignity Center D.C. (HOPE Center DC) held a celebratory graduation to individually recognize the Small Business Entrepreneurship Training Program Cohort 3 class of 2012. Twenty-three newly trained small business entrepreneurs completed the training and developed their business plans. Mr. Tyoka Jackson delivered the keynote address to the graduates. Mr. Jackson is a...

HOPE Center Atlanta at Ebenezer Graduates 21 Individuals from the Entrepreneur Training Program

The HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta at Ebenezer, Small Business Entrepreneur Training Program (ETP), 2012 Cohort 3, graduated 21 individuals- lovingly dubbed the “Trailblazing Twenty-one”- on December 21, 2012.  The Trailblazing Twenty-one was the first cohort to graduate from the new Atlanta HOPE Financial Dignity Center located at Ebenezer Church.  The Honorable Ambassador Andrew Young spoke to the...

HOPE Center New York Small Business Incubator Assisting Local Business Owners

A few months ago the HOPE Financial Dignity Center, New York (HOPE Center New York) implemented the Small Business Incubator (SBI), after conducting an assessment with input from local business owners in the Harlem community and the obstacles facing them as they work to grow their businesses. The HOPE Center New York team responded to the needs of local business owners by creating the HOPE SBI program with is...

Oakland 6th Grade Students Learn About Entrepreneurship

To close out the 2012, over 200 Oakland 6th graders from Westlake Middle School will have the opportunity to be empowered in HOPE’s newest initiative, HOPE Business in a Box. Over the next three weeks, five volunteers will teach these students the process of turning a personal interest, dream and skill into a viable business idea and the art of pitching the ideas. In January these students will have the...

Oakland HOPE Center Honors Graduates From The 12-Week Entrepreneur Training Program

Twenty is the number for celebration and success at Operation HOPE in 2012 as the organization recently celebrated twenty years of service in Atlanta last month with the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, followed by Oakland HOPE Center’s twentieth Entrepreneur Training Workshop graduation and networking event on Thursday December 7, 2012, at the Oakland HOPE Financial Dignity Center.  It was an evening filled...

HOPE Business In A Box Debutes in Denver

The fall in Denver was marked with the exciting pilot of HOPE Business in A Box (HBIAB). HBIAB, HOPE’s newest initiative for youth entrepreneurship, has been busy educating youth at Montbello High School, one of Denver’s Turnaround Schools. The 30 youth in the program participated in BOOF, followed by a spirited day learning skills and developing business plans from two business leaders in the Denver...

Oakland Entrepreneur Training Program Participants Prep For Final Presentations and Graduation

HOPE Financial Dignity Center, Oakland, Small Business- Entrepreneurship Training Program participants are all preparing for business plans and final presentation scheduled.   The Oakland office will hold Peer Competitions in which each participant will give a five minute presentation their fellow Entrepreneurship Training Program participants, who will later vote on best five presentation and who will continue...

New York HOPE Center Entrepreneur Graduation

November 27, 2012, New York- The Harlem HOPE Financial Dignity Center had the pleasure of graduating 14 budding entrepreneurs from our Entrepreneurial Training Program. The graduation event was honored to have Operation HOPE’s New York Market CEO, Mrs. Mary Hagerty-Ersham, and Harlem HOPE Center Vice President, Ms. Donna Burton, share words of encouragement to the entrepreneurs. The 14 graduates have chosen a...

‘Tickets Fore Charity’ Benefiting Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE is a proud participant of the, TICKETS Fore CHARITY fundraising program which helps raise money for promoting ticket sales to the Northern Trust Open, which will be held from February 12 to 17, 2013. All the money raised by the program goes directly to charity. Follow this link and a portion of  your ticket sales will directly support Operation HOPE. Operation HOPE will receive 80...

Fed Chair Bernanke, Amb. Andrew Young, Russell Simmons, Global Leaders Join Operation HOPE for Historic Summit in Atlanta

Two-Day Financial Dignity Summit Focused on Community, Character and Responsible Capitalism ATLANTA – November 19, 2012 — Leaders from around the globe gathered in Atlanta last week for Operation HOPE’s Global Financial Dignity Summit to discuss financial dignity and literacy issues and find solutions for the economic problems faced by underserved communities around the world. The Summit, which was held...

Oakland HOPE Center Teaches Emergency Financial First Aid Kit Workshop to Members of The United Black Student Unions of California

Saturday, November 17, 2012, the United Black Student Unions of California (UBSUC), Northern Region, held its annual Professional Leadership & Election conference with the theme of ‘Loving, Empowering, Restoring and Advancing People’, at California State University San Francisco. Over 250 high school attendees from central and Northern California regions, as far as Modesto to Sacramento.     It...

Testimonial From A HOPE Center New Orleans Client

Mr. Leufray made his way into the New Orleans HOPE Center during the end of October 2012 and he was referred to seek HOPE services by the Mayor’s office of New Orleans. Looking for a new start and new sense of HOPE, Mr. Leufray is proudly one of the newest members of the HOPE family.   Mr. Leufray wrote the following testimonial to the HOPE family:   “I have been using Operation HOPE’s services for...

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