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Letter of Support – HOPE Inside Small Business Empowerment Initiative & Entrepreneurial Training Program

A peaceful assembly has now shown itself. Largely, for one reason, a reaction from those who are of honorable leadership positions, specifically; Senator Fran Pavley, Senate District 27; Congressman Brad Sherman, 30th Congressional District of California; Chairman Jerome Horton, 3rd District California State Board of Equalization; Mitchell Englander, Twelfth Council District of Los Angeles, and the Mayor of Los Angeles: Eric Garcetti.

You are Invited to Attend a Free Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

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Join Operation HOPE and Popular Community Bank to Celebrate Grand Opening of New “HOPE Inside”

On Thursday, February 19, 2014, Operation HOPE and Popular Community Bank will come together to celebrate the opening of the third HOPE Inside program located at the Popular Community Bank branch on 539 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY.

Success of the HOPE Inside Small Business Empowerment Initiative (SBEI) and Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) in Northridge, CA

Here within the walls of an office in Northridge, California, there is a noticeable difference in ambitions from each community stakeholder, as their circumstances of finding a place to call home improve. The Northridge office is a public place, were people from all walks life can honestly ask questions of any length of time in private or in public and confess personal growth, as the administrative support team/family that is implementing the mission of Operation HOPE, more specifically, HOPE Inside Small Business Empowerment Initiative (SBEI), can be seen.

HOPE Business In A Box Academy Pitch Competition at Washington High School

With the assistance of Guidance Counselor Mrs. Deborah Sims, HOPE Fellow Heather Thompson and several HOPE Corp Volunteers, the Operation HOPE youth entrepreneurial initiative HOPE Business in a Box Academies (HBIABA) was a huge success at Booker T. Washington High School! These volunteers worked tirelessly, dedicating their time and energy to help students construct business pitches and to understand key business ownership principals.

Oakland 7th Graders Launch Bay Area Themed Hat Business

This October, Jamal White and Anthony Mata - 7th grade students at Westlake Middle School in Oakland, CA - launched their own Bay Area themed hat business, J&A Hats, after taking part in the Operation HOPE Business in a Box program at their school the prior year.

#GiveHOPE to Youth Entrepreneurs on #GivingTuesday

By Samantha Sineni December 2nd is #GivingTuesday, a time to celebrate the true holiday tradition of togetherness by giving back to those in need. In the spirit of National Entrepreneurship Month, Operation HOPE will participate this year with our goal of raising $5,000 for HOPE Small Business Grants, which will help winners of our HOPE Business in a Box Competitions launch their small businesses. Each winner...

Personal Finance with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver

October has been an exciting month for Operation HOPE-Denver. We brought “Fiscal Fitness” programs to three local middle schools, awarded our first youth-entrepreneur business pitch winners of this school year and, for the second year in a row, partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to host a day of Personal Finance for Denver high school students. One hundred students from Adams City High School and Martin Luther King Jr. Early College attended.

Financial Counselor LeVeda R. McCou Appears on TBN’s Program, Joy in Our Town

Operation HOPE’s own Financial Management Counselor for HOPE Inside, Memphis, LeVeda R. McCou appeared on Joy in Our Town Program, on the TBN network where she offered financial advice to the viewers. Check out a preview of her appearance here. Below you will find the airdates and times the interview will air. Our local call letters are WBUY. You can watch or record from the following channels: Comcast Cable...

Oakland Raiders Host US Bank, Operation HOPE and Cleveland Elementary to Celebrate Student Financial Literacy

Sunday, October 19th the Oakland Raiders hosted Cleveland Elementary School, US Bank, and Operation HOPE at the Coliseum for a celebration of their work in financial literacy. At a short ceremony at the Oracle Arena, US Bank Government and Community Relations Vice President Lisa Joyner, Raiders CFO Marc Badain and Operation HOPE Oakland Market President Tyrone Cosey spoke to the Cleveland Elementary School students, congratulating them on their accomplishments and encouraging them to keep thinking about finances early!

HOPE Highlights Diverse Startup Communities at Denver Startup Week 2014

Since its inception in 2012, Denver Startup Week has allowed the startup community in Denver to gather, share ideas, network and learn. The 2014 event was no exception. Despite its young roots, this year’s weeklong event was able to garner the attendance of more than ten thousand people, thus doubling its attendance from last year and providing tangible proof of the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Denver.

Testimonial: I’m Credit Worthy

In early June of this year, Suntrust notified me that I had been declined a credit card due to, among other things, “Serious delinquency” in my credit history. My goal was to obtain a new card with a zero introductory interest rate so I could transfer a $4000+ balance from a card that was about to start charging interest. I discussed this matter with Eric A. Host, the Branch Mgr. at the Horn Lake Money Market and he advised me to contact Leveda McCou to see if she could help me examine my credit worthiness.

HOPE Inside New York Participates in Kick-off Event to Health & Wellness Week

This week is Wellness Week in New York City! On Friday, September 12th, Stephanie Penceal, small business program manager of HOPE Inside NY, attended the Wellness Fair at the Harlem YMCA that kicked-off the week. Nearly 100 people attended the fair which featured workshops, speakers and exhibitors to promote all areas of wellness – physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, environmental, social and of course, financial. Participants registered for upcoming small business and homeownership workshops and expressed an eagerness to improve their financial well-being.

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