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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.

Free NY Course Boosts Entrepreneurs

By Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York’s Free Small Business Incubator takes place on the last Saturday of the month. Business owners can utilize office space, computers, wi-fi and faxing services, as well as receive technical assistance.  In this photo, Stephanie Penceal, the new Small Business Program Manager, meets with a business owner to discuss plans to...

Entrepreneur Success in New Orleans

Elegant in Black LLC, is a moderately priced ladies clothing site, which caters to women of most age and size ranges. It prides itself on providing clothing to suit the body frame and personality of the individual. Owned and operated by Mrs. Abigail G. Washington of New Orleans, Louisiana, Elegant In Black was established after the lost of a long-term career in public service. With a dream and vision, Elegant In Black didn’t happen over night. It took and still takes constant prayer and encouragement from family and friends to keep moving.

ETP Program Graduates Honored by NY State Senator

HOPE Center New York celebrated the 8th Commencement ceremony of the Entrepreneurial Training Program by graduating eighteen business owners.

New Orleans Entrepreneurs Finish Training, Look Ahead to Success

A week before graduation, ETP Students worked on their final projects that marked the culmination of the 12-week Entrepreneur Training Program. Some students found themselves searching for more facts about their competition while others constructed ideas for a new business plan.

Artists Turned Entrepreneurs in New Orleans

On Wednesday January 30th, 2013 Operation HOPE in New Orleans held its 6th Graduation Ceremony at the Blue Plate Artists Loft honoring six artists who completed the twelve week Entrepreneurial Program (ETP).

Micro-Lending Making Small Business Dreams a Reality: HOPE Center D.C. Client Leroy Jackson Featured on Kiva Zip

Starting a business in the current economy can seem like an unachievable dream. But Leroy Jackson has already shown that he can beat the odds. Now, with the help of Operation HOPE's Small Business Empowerment Program and the new Kiva Zip program, Leroy is turning his dreams into action and raising funds to start his own accounting and tax preparation business, The Jackson Group, LLC.

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...

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