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Operation HOPE and the American Red Cross Team Up to Beat Disasters

The premier provider of financial literacy and empowerment programs for youth and adults and America’s leading financial dignity nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) and the American Red Cross (Red Cross) are teaming up to assist you, your family and your small business to prepare for personal, man-made, or natural disasters. HOPE, has  been at the forefront of Disaster Financial Recovery and Preparedness...

Hot 97 Push 4 Peace Town Hall Event

On August 16th, NYC area radio station Hot 97 held their Push 4 Peace Town Hall meeting and expo at Brooklyn’s Boro Hall. For the uninitiated, each of the 5 boros of NYC has its own president. The Boro president is responsible for working with the mayor, city council members and assembly-person on matters that effect that borough via city or state policy. Within each boro, the president has his own...

Former Operation HOPE Graduate crowd-funds her company Smooth

  It is my distinct honor to tell you about Danyelle Ja’net, one of the 2013 Entrepreneurial Training Program graduates. Danyelle is the owner of Smooth, a mobile business that provides personal grooming services that specializes in unisex full body waxing as well as lash and brow tinting. Danyelle is currently working with Kiva Zip, a company that has the mission of supporting entrepreneurs in the United...

Success Story: Danyelle Ja’net

It is my distinct honor to tell you about Danyelle Ja’net, one of the 2013 Entrepreneurial Training Program graduates. Danyelle is the owner of Smooth, a mobile business that provides personal grooming services that specializes in unisex full body waxing as well as lash and brow tinting.

Testimonial: Preparation for the Reality of Starting My Own Business

I began the Operation HOPE Entrepreneurship Program with the thought that I would learn something new. At the very least, since the season was changing into summer, the daylight would be longer; and my three-bus trip home would not be too uncomfortable.

Casey McQuillan: Learning to look at the forest and the tree

This summer, in my various roles with Operation HOPE, I learned to see both the forest and the tree; a combined focus on the local with an understanding of the whole to create a more holistic approach to financial dignity.

Operation HOPE Oakland Video Production Intern Valeria Diaz

As an entering high school senior, Valeria Diaz knew she wanted to do something important with her summer. She attends East Bay Arts High School where she took Video Production and was trained in Adobe Premiere her junior year. Halfway through the class she knew she was in love and started working on personal video projects with her friends after class. But Valeria is also interested in business, with aspirations to run her own video production company one day.

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.

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