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SunTrust Bank and Operation HOPE Celebrate HOPE Inside Memphis

On July 22, Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Jr., SunTrust Bank Memphis Region President and CEO, Johnny B. Moore Jr. and Operation HOPE Founder and CEO, John Hope Bryant gathered for a celebration of the new Suntrust HOPE Inside Memphis location. More than 180 people gathered to hear keynote speeches by Mayor AC Wharton and John HOPE Bryant. The Financial Management Counselor for the SunTrust HOPE Inside Memphis...

Operation HOPE DC’s “Small Business Graduate Alumni Advance Program (GAP) Workshops”

Operation HOPE’s Small Business Graduate Alumni Advance Program, “OP GAP,” is inspired and created to provide ongoing monthly “IRIS Toyer, Charming Bits & Pieces” business training sessions, educating and fostering continuous knowledge base growth to small businesses. Ensuring business developmental growth and milestones is achievable through accessibility of tools and training for graduates of the OHDC Small Business Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP).

Operation HOPE DC Participates in Congresswoman Norton’s Annual Small Business Fair

Operation Hope DC participated in Congresswoman Norton’s Annual Small Business Fair, on June 6, 2014 at the Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington DC. The fair ran from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and provided answers to the concerns of small business entrepreneurs related to accessing sufficient capital and problems associated with business development training and procurement opportunities.

Operation HOPE Denver Held First Ever Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event

Earlier this month the Operation HOPE Denver team held our first ever Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event, hosted at Denver Community Credit Union’s Community Room. We welcomed forty-two volunteers, business role models, old partners and new. Mingling over refreshments and snacks, our community gathered to celebrate our economic empowerment work from the past year and the successes of our HOPE Business in a Box program.

SunTrust Banks Unveils First Ever HOPE Inside Video, Featuring Partnership with Operation HOPE

Our founding national partner for HOPE Inside, SunTrust Banks, this week unveiled an inspiring 4-minute video message in tribute to our growing national partnership in and for HOPE Inside, which brings our work inside SunTrust Banks branches. This was officially unveiled during the opening of the HOPE Inside Memphis @ SunTrust location announcement this week. Check it out here, and let us know what you think!...

Prelude: How My Credit Score Went From 750 to 548

By Anonymous Let me explain how I ended up here, needing financial advice and working with Gayle Rice, my financial counselor from Operation HOPE at the HOPE Inside Atlanta located in SunTrust Bank. The one sentence version is – I had a job, I lost a job, went back to school, created a six-digit student loan debt, jobless for over a year and now have a credit score considered POOR. Like many Americans I...

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Financial Independence for a New Generation

I publish this essay on the day America celebrates its independence. Independence, as defined in the dictionary, means to be self determined, not requiring assistance, showing a desire for freedom. Many Americans feel neither independent nor free.For them, independence is a myth. Without wealth or the prospect of prosperity, independence is merely a word. I actually believe today that freedom means...

Bank of America teams up IXGEN to promote Financial Dignity

By:  Emmenette D. Mason – Founder/CEO IXGEN Inc. The Hope BOOF program has had a big impact on youth  of the summer youth empowerment program iYEP, organized by IXOYE Global Entrepreneurship Network (IXGEN). Last Saturday June 28, iYEP was at the HOPE Center in Atlanta, with 17 middle and high school youth who were trained on how to achieve dignity through learning the basics of budgeting, credit,...

Operation HOPE Welcomes Casey McQuillan as Our New Project 5117 Fellow

Casey McQuillan recently joined the Operation Hope family as our Project 5117 fellow from both the Roosevelt Institute and Andrew Goodman Foundation. A rising sophomore at Amherst College, Casey studies Mathematics and Economics while serving as President of the Amherst Debate Society and as a member of the Executive Board for the Roosevelt Campus Network chapter at his school.

Atlanta Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA HBIAB Pitch Competition Synopsis

Over the last few weeks, 24 students enrolled in the Dr. Maya Angelou Teen Program at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA have been active participants in Operation HOPE’s newest youth focused intervention – HOPE Business in a Box (HBIAB).  11 businesses comprised of 1-4 students each pitched their business ideas to move on to the final phase of the initiative which is the Business Role Model (BRM)...

First Time Home Ownership Orientation At HOPE Inside East Tremont in the Bronx, New York

By: Sara Altagracia   May 31st was the first Home Ownership Orientation at the new HOPE Inside location at the Popular Community Bank on East Tremont in the Bronx. Though we don’t have a presence in the Bronx yet, the participants that came to the event were excited about the program and could not wait to share with their friends, family and neighbors that Operation HOPE was in the community and ready to...

HOPE ATL Supports Collects Shoes For Save the Earth Projects, A Youth Social Venture

By Angela Jones, Youth Empowerment Fellow, HOPE Inside Ebenezer We at Operation Hope are not only working tirelessly to improve the economic quality of life for individuals, families and communities, but we also acknowledge and support members of communities who are thematically doing the same. Through HOPE ATL Supports Operation HOPE Atlanta is committed in completing a community service project on a quarterly...

Operation HOPE and Popular Community Bank Celebrate the Launch of HOPE Inside, Bronx

    Operation HOPE and Popular Community Bank Celebrate the Launch of HOPE Inside, Bronx Popular Community Bank, one of the nation’s premier community banks, together with partner Operation HOPE, celebrated the launch of HOPE Inside in the Bronx yesterday. Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene joined local community leaders, entrepreneurs and customers at the Popular Community Bank branch at 752...

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