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The Value of Volunteering Keeps Going Up

Earlier this year I posted a blog on the value of volunteering. Of course, there are many benefits to volunteering. First and foremost it provides the satisfaction of offering a helping hand, but it also builds skillsets, builds a network of likeminded individuals and, for companies, can increase the financial impact they provide to their community- and this financial impact just recently increased.

Why Volunteer with Operation HOPE?

Financial literacy and empowerment is my passion, but that has not always been the case. In fact, prior to working for Operation HOPE I was living in Africa working with cheetahs. I didn't fall in love with financial literacy because I love interest rates or dividends. I fell in love with financial literacy because it is the pathway to people's dreams. Without a solid understanding of how to manage one's finances the likelihood that they will achieve their goals and aspirations is low.

Volunteering Works for HOPE

There are many different reasons why people volunteer. First and foremost, volunteering provides the satisfaction of offering a helping hand, but there are many other benefits of volunteering.

Join Operation HOPE and the Presidential Inaugural Committee for National Day of Service Weekend Celebrations on the National Mall

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 Operation HOPE along with the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service will be observing the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. HOPE Volunteers from across the country will descend on the nation’s capital to share information on how to help strengthen communities and create and sustain opportunities for all Americans.

Banking on Our Future, DC Finishes 2012 Stronger Than Ever

Banking on Our Future Washington DC (BOOF DC) is proud to announce that 4400 students in the Washington Metropolitan area have received financial literacy education in 2012. Schools located in Washington DC, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Alexandra City, Arlington County and Fairfax County were all touch by this enrichment program. Students across the area have participated in Financial Literacy Days...

FINRA Kansas City Educates Over 100 Students at Turner Elementary School

12 team members from the Kansas City Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) office participated in Banking on Our Future (BOOF) and gave back to their local community this holiday season. This effort was part of a larger Operation HOPE and FINRA partnership, whereby each FINRA team member across the country is encouraged to participate in a day of service with Banking On Our Future. For those in...

Banking on Our Future Denver Reaches the 20,000 Students Educated Milestone

 The end of 2012 for Banking on Our Future (BOOF), Denver marks 6 years of the BOOF Program in Denver and an even lager milestone of the program, educating 20,000 students in the metro area! This number has been made possible by our fabulous partnerships with nearly 175 schools and community based organizations who saw the need for financial literacy among their students and sought out the BOOF program to fill...

Banking on Our Future, DC Kicks Off the 2012-2013 School Year With A Bang

Banking on Our Future Program- Washington DC started the 2012-2013 school year with a bang.    In the first 3 months of the school year 1,300 will be educated in Washington DC, Prince George’s county, Montgomery County, Arlington County and Fairfax County.    Volunteers from various financial institutions and trade organizations have reached students imparting valuable information about the importance of...

Busy Fall for Banking on Our Future, Chicago

Even the nine day Chicago Public School’s teacher strike did not slow down the Banking on Our Program in Chicago this fall. From mid-September through October 31, volunteers from fifteen HOPE partners educated 1,343 students. Operation HOPE educated all of the 4th-8th graders at Sidney Sawyer School – the largest CPS school in Chicago – with eight classrooms at each grade level. A select group of 35...

Banking on Our Future Philly Makes Great Strides to Reach and Teach More Youth

As the school year proceeds into full force, Banking on Our Future (BOOF) Philly has made great strides to reach and teach more youth throughout the (Greater) Philadelphia area. Operation HOPE Philly and the School District of Philadelphia have formerly partnered to provide access for every public school under the School District’s purview, to receive the BOOF financial education curriculum. The response has been...

Wells Fargo, University of Baltimore @ UB Members and BB&T Bank Join Together to Teach Banking on Our Future in Baltimore

Wells Fargo Bank, University of Baltimore HOPE @ UB members and BB&T Bank ends the year in Baltimore by making a DIFFERENCE! On Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday, December 6th, Wells Fargo Bank, University of Baltimore HOPE @ UB and BB&T Bank taught Bankingon Our Future to basic financial literacy concepts with 158 city students at New Era Academy and Cross Country Elementary/Middle schoolin Baltimore...

Merrill Lynch Volunteers Educate Students at Ronald Brown Academy in Detroit, MI

During Money Smart Week 2012,  19 Investment Advisors employed by Merrill Lynch (ML) taught the Banking on Our Future financial dignity and empowerment program to 195 elementary and middle school students attending Ronald Brown Academy, a public school located in Detroit, MI. On April 24, 2012, the ML Volunteers taught students the importance of creating and maintaining a budget to save for future goals such...

New Banking on Our Future, Atlanta Partner, Houlihan Lokey, Send Volunteers Into The Classroom

Houlihan Lokey is an international investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring and valuation with offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. They have consistently been ranked globally as the No. 1 restructuring advisor, the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 10 years, and the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $1...

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