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Video: Financial Literacy Month – Spring Cleaning Your Finances & Getting On The Right Track

By Gayle Rice, Financial Management Counselor, HOPE Inside...

HOPE Inside New York: First Small Business Workshop at Popular Community Bank

On Tuesday, February 11th, 16 determined and aspiring entrepreneurs braved freezing temperatures to attend the first Small Business Workshop held at Popular Community Bank (PCB) as part of the new HOPE Inside program model in New York.

Operation HOPE and Popular Community Bank Celebrate the Launch of a Comprehensive Small Business Program with “HOPE Inside”

    Popular Community Bank, a subsidiary of Popular, Inc.(Nasdaq: BPOP) and one of the nation’s premier community banks, together with partner Operation HOPE celebrated the advancement of small business empowerment with the launch of the HOPE Inside program. A celebration to commemorate the opening of the HOPE Inside took place on April 1, at Popular Community Bank’s Harlem Branch in New York City –...

HOPE Inside at Popular Community Bank Harlem Held its First Entrepreneurial Training Program

 By Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager  On March 5, 2014, Operation HOPE New York had its first Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) class at HOPE Inside at Popular Community Bank Harlem. It was the first of many classes that will be held at the new HOPE Inside location. ETP graduates, El Ruby Thomas of Gotcha Techs-Harlem, George Williams Jr. of Open Choice IT Service and Cornell Green...

Women and Finances: You Can Turn Your Finances Around

By LeVeda R. McCou, Financial Management Counselor, HOPE Inside My credit is so bad! It will never change! I am not good with money at all! Bankruptcy? Divorce? Student Loans? I will never have great credit!   Have you ever spoken these words verbally or inwardly? If you are anything like myself in times past I have said all of those things. As women, we tend to grieve over our financial mistakes or any of our...

Women & Finances: The Best Ways to Raise Your Credit Score

We are all looking for ways to better our credit scores, but most of us do not know where to start.  Operation HOPE’s Financial Management Counselor, Rhonda J. Williams, shares her top five tips on how to raise your credit score. Rhonda J. Williams is a financial management counselor at HOPE Inside Ebenezer (HIE) in Atlanta, GA. She has made it her personal mission to educate and re-educate people on how...

Women of HOPE: Advice to Women Seeking Home Ownership

 By Adrienne D. Butler, Community Lending Consultant, HOPE Inside Ebenezer   Top four items every woman should know when purchasing a home. 1. Home Ownership is not an endeavor that should be tackled alone!  2. Build a team of professional people who have your best interest at heart. 3. Do your research! 4. Commit to the process…be REALISTIC!  FLEXIBLE and RESPONSILBE!    Adrienne Butler is the Community...

HOPE Inside Ebenezer Partners with Get Covered America for the Affordable Care Act

  Saturday, March 1, HOPE Inside Ebenezer hosted an all day event for Atlantans to sign-up for the Affordable Care Act. Forty-two families enrolled into the Marketplace with the assistance of Get Covered America. In Georgia, 83% of the population enrolled in the Affordable Care Act receives help paying for their health insurance. More than 60 families signed-up for the Marketplace at Sequoia Middle School, an...

HOPE Inside Ebenezer Supports One Billion Rising For Justice

  Operation HOPE’s own Tara Dennis, Portfolio Manager for Youth Empowerment Initiatives – Atlanta Market Banking on Our Future (BOOF) and HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB), Adrienne Butler, Community Lending Consultant and Gayle Rice, Financial Management Counselor for HOPE Inside attended the One Billion Rising For Justice Atlanta event on Feb. 14. 2014 at Ebenezer Baptist Church.   The campaign is...

Meet HOPE Market Leader: Lance Triggs

  Lance William Triggs currently serves as Los Angeles Market chief executive officer and Division President for the HOPE Financial Dignity Center network for Operation HOPE Inc. (HOPE) “America’s Empowerment Leader. He is a utility player and leader who is not apposed rolling up his sleeves to help HOPE with strategy and growth and is the current project manager for HOPE Inside, part of Project 5117...

HOPE Inside Memphis Highlighted on Fox 13 Morning Show

HOPE Inside Memphis is making strides in the community to increase financial inclusion, capability and education. Last week, LeVeda R. McCou, financial management counselor for HOPE Inside in Memphis, appeared on Fox 13’s Good Morning Memphis, Education Matters on February.  (View the tape here.) HOPE Inside Memphis partnership with Graduate Memphis/Leadership Memphis began on December 19, 2013. During the...

Meet HOPE Market Leader: Jay Bailey

Once a week we will be introducing you to the people who work behind the scenes to make HOPE initiatives and programs possible. This is our way of letting you get to know who we are, what we do, why we are here and how we are working to eradicate poverty. Every Thursday meet a HOPE Market Leader and team members from different departments and programs who are here to serve the mission of...

HOPE Inside Ebenezer Host HomeSafe Georgia To Help Locals With Mortgage Assistance

By Walter Jackson, Vice President, HOPE  Inside Ebenezer HOPE Inside Ebenezer assisted many local Atlanta families who are facing foreclosure or need mortgage assistance Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 through the HomeSafe Georgia Program. The event sponsored by Rep. David Scott (District 13) and SunTrust Bank with Gretchen Corbin, the Georgia Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner and Jenner Wood, President &...

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