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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin’s discussion around health and wealth issues drew a positive result last Friday, as a full audience participated in the morning forum. Hosted by Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO, John Hope Bryant, the crowd took advantage of the opportunity to voice their concerns and raised questions around health and money issues.
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.
On Friday, March 29th, 2013 Ebenezer Baptist Church organized an Easter Festival called “Ebenezerfest.” This event included activities such as a dance contest, a food and clothing drive, and an Easter egg hunt. The weather allowed for the perfect day for the community to meet, reconnect or simply have a good time.
Welcome to our new Friday feature- Stories of HOPE! We will be focusing on testimonials from clients to hear about the different ways that HOPE has helped them. Today, we hear from three clients about their experiences receiving home foreclosure assistance from Sammy Saunders, Community Lending Consultant, HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York.
HOPE Center New York celebrated the 8th Commencement ceremony of the Entrepreneurial Training Program by graduating eighteen business owners.
Ms. September Hargrove, MPP/UP, from the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in New Orleans, challenged the ten spring Graduates of Operation HOPE’s Entrepreneurial Training Program as they finished the twelve-week program, encouraging them to have the “grit” to carry through on their newly developed business plans.
The DC Financial Dignity Center held its first Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) Graduation of 2013. The Honorable Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton gave the keynote speech. Delegate Norton shared her vision of how small businesses provide growth and opportunity in the community, and she also applauded the courage our ETP graduates have shown in following their dreams of business ownership.
HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta hosted an attendance record-breaking workshop for future homeowners at on March 9, 2013, hosted by Adrienne Butler.
Through the efforts of Mortgage Loan Consultant Sammy Saunders, on Thursday, April 4, 2013, CHASE and Operation HOPE presented the inaugural series of the Freddie Mac "CreditSmart' Program to the community at HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York.
A week before graduation, ETP Students worked on their final projects that marked the culmination of the 12-week Entrepreneur Training Program. Some students found themselves searching for more facts about their competition while others constructed ideas for a new business plan.
HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta had the opportunity to present the Financial Management and Homeownership workshop to over 35 parents at McNair Middle School during a student lock-in empowerment event.
To this day there are many youth in high school who are unaware of what they are capable of after they graduate. Coming out of high school an average student does not know what a resume or a curriculum vitae is, let alone how to construct one. Students do not readily have access to career services, or know when to seek such services. Higher education guidance is only gained if sought, or if guardians are concerned with their students furthering their education.
Financial Management Counselor Rhonda J. Williams, of the Atlanta HOPE Financial Dignity Center, had the opportunity to speak the members of Higher Living Christian Church. As part of a month long series on personal finance, Rhonda was invited to share her experience and knowledge on how to create a budget that works.