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Darrick, Shari, and I were privileged to represent Operation HOPE at an event at the Georgia State Capitol honoring the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. This event consisted of briefings by AAPI community leaders, state Representatives, the Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Federal Executive Appointees from various committees, and Governor Nathan Deal regarding economic and transportation legislation and diversity outreach. It was wonderful for us to network with local community and government leaders and initiate great partnerships for HOPE initiatives and programming.
By Heather Thompson,
Operation HOPE celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014. Global Dignity Day is celebrated yearly in the
Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The Atlanta Hub of the Forum of Global Shapers engaged
approximately 40 Fayette, Cowetta and Clayton County Homeschoolers on the significance of dignity. Global
Shapers are extraordinary individuals between the...
Banking on Our Future Baltimore partnered with Overlea High School to celebrate Global Dignity Day and Get Smart About Credit day (an American Bankers Association program) on Wednesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 16, 2014. Over the two days, volunteers from American Bankers Association (ABA), 1st Mariner Bank, Eastern Savings Bank, M&T Bank, The Harbor Bank of Maryland, TD Bank, SunTrust Bank and...
By Scott Chatman, Executive Director, A Titus Man, Inc.
October is off to a great start with our fall events for “Banking on Our Future.” We had the opportunity to partner up with Operation Hope to introduce financial literacy to a group of Pine Ridge Elementy scholars and allow them the opportunity to participate in the process of banking. The event provided youth with the tools they need to make the...
Based on the domestic success of John Hope Bryant's second bestseller, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, the book is being translated into Greek, Korean, and Portuguese (Brazil). Negotiations are also underway for several other languages, reflecting a worldwide awakening to the importance of financial dignity and empowerment on all continents.
On July 18, Operation HOPE South Africa celebrated Mandela Day and Savings Month with children and adults in Heideveld and Diepsloot. At the end of the day’s activities the Banking On Our Future savings course was taught to the kids as part of the Long Walk to “Financial” Freedom.
On July 12 and 13, the DC hope family participated in the first Largo Town Center International Festival, which featured a number of financial education vendors. The concept of this event was to provide a family friendly environment which would entice individuals to get questions answered about their home mortgage, college saving for kids, retirement saving and credit repair.
Woke up very nervous about my first day of work today. Throughout my day, though, all of my worries gradually vanished. Everyone was incredibly helpful, welcoming and patient as I hit the ground running and got oriented to this new job and new country.
“Everyday choose balance. Balance does not come knocking on your door and you need to embrace and sustain it. You can still work 16-hours a day so make sure the 17th hour is for you and the 18th hour is for all that you love.” ——- Mary Hagerty Ehrsam, President of Youth Empowerment Group and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Market for Operation HOPE, Inc.
Mary’s Words of...
By Neia Omer
As a young child, I was always encouraged to challenge myself academically, to be wise in affairs regarding financial literacy, and to be kind and welcoming to others. To this day, I continue to use these principles with the work I am doing, the work I want to do, and the greater vision. With immigrant parents from the developing nation of Ethiopia, access to education and the myriad of opportunities...
by James Chen, Program Manager
More than 1 million students, in more than 54 countries, were taught the key principles of Global Dignity during Global Dignity Day, October 16. Held annually on the third Wednesday of October, Global Dignity Day celebrates the principles of how to live a dignified life through an interactive “Course in Dignity” taught by volunteers in classrooms all over the world.
Partnering with SEDCO's Ryali Program in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development in the United Arab Emirates, HOPE Global Initiatives has been working to develop new, culturally adapted financial dignity curriculums for students in both countries. Launching in October 2013, these programs will provide the basis for volunteers in both countries to work towards promoting financial dignity.
My journey with Operation HOPE began when I attended a BOOF course at the Full Gospel Church in Khayelitsha facilitated by Elroy Fortune, the Program Manager for the Western Cape. The course taught me a great deal, specifically about the language of money and the basics of financial literacy.