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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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Operation HOPE (HOPE) gives people the dignity, resources and opportunity to achieve self-determination in their lives. Providing financial literacy, financial dignity and financial inclusion is our method. But we can’t do this alone. It takes an army of HOPE Corps volunteers to pave the path to economic security.
These HOPE Corps volunteers have spent well over 75,000 hours educating and inspiring their...
For Hazel Love, life happens in the most unexpected ways. Beginning with the death of a child in October of 2009, closely followed by a long fought divorce in November, Hazel found herself unemployed after fifteen years of working in mid-level customer service management. Pushing through the pain of a broken heart, she graduated in November of 2010 with an undergraduate degree in Economics from California State University. However, with no job opportunities and the still sore remnants of her past lingering, Hazel decided to move to Baltimore, Maryland in the spring of 2011, determined to search for fresh perspective.
Anis Salah grew up in American Canyon, CA in a single parent home with four siblings. After high school, he attended St. Mary’s College, where he majored in Finance. Anis enjoyed his college years tremendously and graduated Cum Laude. After college, he joined the finance industry, where he has remained to this day. His current position at First Republic Bank is one of dedication and growth. He started out as a temp for a specific project and, after performing his job well, was hired when a new team was created in Quality Assurance.
By Neia Omer
As a young child, I was always encouraged to challenge myself academically, to be wise in affairs regarding financial literacy, and to be kind and welcoming to others. To this day, I continue to use these principles with the work I am doing, the work I want to do, and the greater vision. With immigrant parents from the developing nation of Ethiopia, access to education and the myriad of opportunities...