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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.
By Tshidi Khuele, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Johannesburg
Banking on Our Future South Africa participated in the launch of the Teach Children to Save-Islamic Chapter in Lenasia South-Gauteng. I taught a class of very intelligent students in Grade 7, at MC Kharbai School for the Deaf. The school caters for Deaf, Hard of Hearing as well as mild-moderately mentally challenged learners. It also accepts children from...
The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better. There is no better way to celebrate the birthday of such an amazing person.
Lisa and Fourie Truter from the Zoe Trust who have been trained as HOPE Core Volunteers, proudly presented “Blue Money Boxes” to graduates from the Banking on Our Future program on June, 18th 2013. The young ladies learned the principles of financial well-being and financial dignity through the three month program.
For the first time at Operation HOPE, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta's Financial Management Counselor Rhonda J. Williams had the opportunity to conduct an English and Spanish bilingual Credit & Money Management workshop. This ground breaking workshop is part of a community partnership to provide financial education to the parents of students in the Youth Empowerment Through Learning (YELLS) program.
John Hope Bryant founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE visited Sandtonview High School, a suburb of the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg to inspire students about the importance of graduating school and the impact of a good education.
Throughout many regions of the world, many individuals remain in a state of uncertainty as they wonder how they will meet their daily needs. With the global unemployment rate estimated as high as 200 million in various studies, several international citizens face a plight of having to remain hopeful in economies still in the midst of a recession. High unemployment rates are forcing experienced workers to take entry positions and further narrowing the market for young people seeking careers.