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Operation HOPE Oakland brings on HBIABA Fellow Rebecca Blanco

Considering my background in fashion public relations and marketing, my move into a HOPE Business-In-A-Box Academy fellowship might seem a bit disjointed. However, it serves to bridge two of my greatest passions: business and community service.

Operation HOPE’s Tyrone Cosey Featured on KBLX Public Affairs Host Nikki Thomas

 On Sunday, June 29th Tyrone Cosey, Operation HOPE Bay Area Market Leader appeared on KBLX Public Affairs talk show with radio host Nikki Thomas. For 30 minutes, Tyrone and Nikki engaged in a lively discussion covering Operation HOPE’s Project 5117 initiative and a range of financial literacy-related topics relevant to Bay Area residents. KBLX, the Bay Area’s Number One local urban music radio...

Bank of the West HOPE Inside Oakland Serves Over 100,000 People

Operation HOPE is proud to announce Bank of the West HOPE Inside Oakland has served more than 100,000 people in the Bay Area.  The Bank of the West HOPE Inside Oakland began in 2004 in partnership with Bank of the West with only one employee for the Banking On Our Future program and now there are 10 employees with a permanent HOPE member at the United Way, Sparkpoint Oakland Center. Bank of the West HOPE Inside...

Atlanta Public School Students Become HOPE Interns for A Week

By  Angela Jones, HOPE Business In A Box Fellow, Atlanta Last week Operation HOPE Atlanta hosted an internship opportunity in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools. For one week, students from grades 8-12 were able to gain valuable information, learn transferrable skills, build work experience, explore networking opportunities, and develop their resumes. The students were exposed to professionalism in the...

HOPE Inside, Bronx Celebrates Completion of First-time Homeownership Series

By Sara Altagracia, Home Ownership Counselor, HOPE Inside Bronx This June HOPE Inside, Bronx celebrated the completion of another First Time Homeownership Series sponsored by Chase Bank.  This is only the second group of people to finish the Homeownership Series and we were blessed to have the Countee Cullen Library in Harlem donate their space for the event.  Due to space constraints, we limited the...

Operation HOPE Teams Up With the City of Jersey City’s JC Summer Works Program

The City of Jersey City launched a comprehensive youth employment program called JC Summer Works this summer. The program is geared to the City's 15 to 21-year old residents and offers a few different opportunities to receive certifications and/or career skills via internship and job placements around the city.

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...

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