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Stories of HOPE: Steve Cardenas-Najera

By Susie Casillas, Social Media Fellow Steve is currently in his fourth year at San Jose State University studying Business Management at the Lucas College of Business and is an active member of the Latino Business Student Association (LBSA) on campus. The LBSA is an organization that aims to help generate the leaders of today and professionals of tomorrow. After graduations Steve plans to continue working for...

Stories of HOPE- JeFreda R. Brown

By Susie Casillas, Social Media Fellow JeFreda is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi and is the oldest of my 9 siblings. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Math from, and MBA in Finance from Mississippi College. Her career has gained her over 16 years of experience across the corporate, federal, and nonprofit sectors. Currently, JeFreda owns Goshen Business Group, LLC,...

New Partnership with the Oakland Library in Fruitvale

By Wonda Kidd Recently I stopped into the Fruitvale Public Library to share with them the mission of Operation HOPE. I asked to see the Branch Manger and shared briefly with her how we could possibly be of service to many of the people that frequent the public library. I shared all the workshops that we provide, but specifically focused on Financial Literacy. She appeared interested and I scheduled an appointment...

HOPE Volunteers Get an Upgrade

HOPE Corps is upgrading and universalizing its ability to verify volunteers, Evelyn M. Ducoulombier director, HOPE Corps and HOPE talent and Sean L. Sallee deputy director of HOPE Corps shared earlier this week. With the success of Project 5117, and the release of How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, there has been a tremendous wave of awareness and interest in Operation HOPE’s mission and activity.  This...

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.

Operation HOPE and Mildred B. Janson Elementary Inspire Leadership in Students

From the outside, Mildred B. Janson Elementary looks like a small school. However, the campus houses nearly 700 students daily, from preschool to sixth grade. Operation HOPE arrived for the first time at Mildred B. Janson on June 10th, to share our Banking On Our Future financial literacy curriculum in 11 classrooms, ranging from third to sixth grade.

Banking On Our Future College Edition Teaches at Medgar Evers College

By Omari Pearson, National Program Manager, Banking on Our Future College Edition, COGIC Program Manager HOPE Corps volunteer Crystal Williams inspires students during financial literacy session Recently, Operation HOPE Banking On Our Future College Edition held a session at Medgar Evers College. Volunteer Crystal Williams of JP Morgan inspired, motivated and shared the importance of being financially empowered...

HOPE Corps Volunteers UCI Anteater Business Brigade Teach Banking on Our Future

By James Chen, Los Angeles & Orange County Program Manager, Youth Empowerment Programs As a student at University of California, Irvine and intern at the Paul Merage Business School, Cherish Corpuz had an opportunity to hear Operation HOPE’s very own, Shannon Campbell, Managing Director of HOPE Global Initiatives, speak about dignity and financial empowerment.  Inspired by what Shannon had to say, she...

Banking on Our Future, D.C. gets 7th Grade Class Financially Fit

On Tuesday April 04, 2014, Banking on Our Future, D.C. presented the first of many Financial Literacy days to the students of Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown, Maryland. With the help of 25 volunteers from FINRA, Industrial Bank, Sandy Spring Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and our own HOPE Corps, 375 seventh grade students were provided with essential knowledge about basics of budgeting, banking, and credit and were introduced to saving and investing.

HOPE Corps Leads Highlight the Importance of National Volunteer Week

 Evelyn Ducoulombier Director of HOPE Corps and Talent and Sean Sallee Deputy Director, HOPE Corps On April 4, 2014, President Barack Obama officially proclaimed the week of April 6 through April 12, 2014, as National Volunteer Week. “Every day, Americans carry forward the tradition of service embedded in our character as a people. And as we celebrate National Volunteer Week, we embrace our shared responsibility...

Stories of HOPE – Clio Castruccio

Clio Custruccio, originally from Chile, spent her childhood in Mexico. Clio then moved to Colorado about six years ago, where she studied at CU Boulder and graduated recently with an architecture degree. During her time in Colorado, Clio worked for several start-up companies. Based on this experience, she decided that she wanted to pursue the business route and start her own industrial design business. In addition to this pursuit, Clio is also applying to MBA programs around the country in hopes of learning more about the business world and utilizing the skills she gained as an undergraduate.

Stories of HOPE: Candise Scow

Candise Scow never gave banking much thought when she was younger. CandiseScow“I actually wanted to become a Chef,” Candise states. However, her future had other plans. It all began at a small bagel shop where she worked. The branch manager of a local bank would come in about three times a week and order the exact same thing every time. Candise took notice of this and, upon seeing the manager pull up, she would have the order ready and waiting.

Stories of HOPE: David Mooney

David Mooney is based in Chicago, Illinois. As President and CEO of Alliant Credit Union, the sixth largest credit union in the United States, Mooney works to ensure that Alliant provides a high value benefit to employees and members of over 150 companies and associations. Prior to becoming Alliant’s CEO, David held a number of executive positions at JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor banks.

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