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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 &...

Oakland Market Closes 2013 on a High Note

 More than 175 celebrate the inaugural “Evening of HOPE” Operation HOPE’s Oakland Market hosted their 1st annual “Evening of HOPE.” The event was created to showcase standout graduates of HOPE programs for the year and recognize them as HOPE Heroes. More than 175 people attended the celebration. The HOPE Hero Award is presented to program participants who best apply what they have learned and put into...

Operation HOPE Atlanta Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Holiday Through HOPE’s Empowerment Series

HOPE Inside Ebenezer bolsters King Center Activities, hosting a Financial Dignity Empowerment Series Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr’s Holiday on January 20th the HOPE Inside Ebenezer provided empowerment services to Atlanta residents, promoting better health and wealth during the three workshops at the Martin Luther King, Sr. Resource Facility in Atlanta. Local stakeholders stayed through all three workshops...

East West Bank & Roosevelt Elementary School

By: James Chen, Program Manager Wednesday, December 11, 2013 was another great day in Southern California, especially for the students at Roosevelt Elementary School in Pasadena, California.  East West Bank (EWB) has been a perennial supporter and partner, providing both substantial monetary assistance, along with encouraging all bank staff to teach financial literacy in the classrooms. So one may ask: how did the...

Entrepreneurship: Building Student Confidence and Ambition

I graduated high school and survived my first few years post-academia largely because of one quality, my competitive drive. A few select teachers forced maturity and good-naturedness out of me along the way but I was an aimless 17-year old with tons of energy.

Tips for Embracing the Giving Spirit Year Round

By Lauren Stewart, Social Media Fellow, Atlanta   With the holidays coming to a close, at Operation HOPE we cherish the delight of giving at any time of the year. Although our budgets might be tight due to holiday spending, there is still a lot one can do to give back, even on a budget. Donate Your Time: The old saying rings true: Time is money. The Corporation for National and Community Service tallied 64.5...

Nonprofit Teaming with More Banks to Better Reach Underbanked

by SARAH TODD, American Banker December 26,2013 Oakland entrepreneur Nai Saeturn has had plenty of success attracting customers to the video production and marketing company she founded in 2006, but she hasn’t always been adept at running the business side of the operation. For a long time, Saeturn didn’t have a business checking account and never really paid herself – even though her company was...

Volunteer with HOPE

By: David Bell, Managing Director Volunteering Is On The Rise HOPE Corps members are the pillars of Operation HOPE.  They are the individuals who see struggles in their communities and decide to become the solution.  Volunteerism is not only on the rise here at Operation HOPE (2013 Annual Report to be released in January), but across the nation. A national study by the Corporation for National and Community...

Regis University kicks off Denver’s Business Role Model Empowerment Program

By Noemi Almodovar, Hope Business in a Box Denver Fellow Operation HOPE Denver kicked December off with a new collaboration with Regis University, a local Jesuit university with a long tradition of instilling social justice values in its student body. Our HOPE staff worked with marketing professor, Dr. Meg Thams, to partner her senior-level marketing students with the owners of seven HOPE Business in A Box (HBIAB),...

NY Business Pitch Competition is a Hit

By: Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager  On December 2nd and 3rd Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager, NY HOPE Center, Amy Reid, JD, Small Business Program Manager, Atlanta HOPE Center along with two graduates of the NY HOPE Center’s Entrepreneurial Training Program were in Raleigh North Carolina for Count Me In’s Urban Rebound Small Business Pitch Competition for Women.  We are...

2014 brings New HOPE for NY Cyber Cafe

By: Imani Bowen, Customer Service Administrator 2013 was an interesting year for the Cyber Café at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center NY. Most of the year was spent experimenting with various rules and regulations. For example, we stressed the importance of overall computer literacy. Clients were strongly encouraged to attend our computer workshops and use the Cyber Café as an area not only where they can work,...

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