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This month, to celebrate Global Money Week (GMW), Operation HOPE provided Banking on Our Future sessions for 3rd grade students at Brown, 5th graders at Pine Ridge Elementary, Stone Mountain, GA and for the kids at John Marshall Elementary and Lamberton Middle School in Philadelphia, PA. Some 3 million children and youth participants from more than 100 countries and 490 participating organizations joined in the activities March 9 -14, 2015.
At this year's SXSW Live. editor of Fast Company magazine Bob Safian spoke with Princess Reema Bint Bander Al-Saud about her "Mission to Empower Saudi Women." The two discussed Princess Reema's advocacy for women in the workforce and her efforts to set up an academy for workplace training for women and girls.
The fifth graders of Pine Ridge Elementary School in Stone Mountain, Georgia have Global Money Week on the brain and "in the bank!" In this Banking on Our Future session, led by the AWESOME Mr. Rashid Rashad of mentor organization "A Titus Man," the students were engaged and responsive as they explained the 'do's' and 'don't's" of credit! Go PANTHERS!
We are providing Banking on Our Future classes at Brown every Friday in March to 93 students in the 3rd grade. Getting them started early!
John Hope Bryant’s visit to Birmingham was very inspirational.
His passion for eradicating poverty is clearly evident and sets
the foundation for my daily work. When he spoke to Alabama Board members, educators from the local school system, and executives from Wells Fargo, and community leaders at the AG Gaston Conference, John Hope Bryant made sure that he encouraged action. To inspire others and get them...
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...
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...