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On January 17th, Operation HOPE successfully hosted the first annual HOPE Business In A Box Academies (HBIABA) Pitch Competition Finals as part of the 2015 HOPE Global Forum at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta.
At Marian Roman Catholic High School, one hundred twenty girls participated in Banking On Our Future. The students enjoyed completing their modules and had fun sharing their answers with one another.
The World Bank Spring Meeting 2015 hosted forums on the new World Bank Financial Inclusion Index by Gallup World Poll funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including HOPE’s panel on New Models of Success in Promoting Financial Inclusion For The Poor, Especially Women during The World Bank Civil Society Spring Meeting on Friday, April 17th.
Engaging in a panel active on the financial inclusion campaign to...
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.