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As We Approach National Tax Day, Operation HOPE and Ambassador Andrew Young Encourage Working Families to Take Advantage of Earned Income Tax Credit

As We Approach National Tax Day, Operation HOPE and Ambassador Andrew Young Encourage Working Families to Take Advantage of Earned Income Tax Credit (via PR Newswire) The EITC benefit helps working families keep more of the money they earned with some families eligible for thousands of dollars in tax benefits ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Operation HOPE (HOPE), the leading global...

Operation HOPE Participates in Read Across America

Tara Dennis,  Portfolio Manager for Youth Empowerment Initiatives – Atlanta Market Banking on Our Future (BOOF) and HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB)     From coast to coast, more than 45 million readers both young and old geared up for the nation’s largest reading celebration – the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day held on Monday, March 3, 2014 and Operation...

HOPE Information On Earned Income Tax Credit

HOPE Inside Ebenezer Host HomeSafe Georgia To Help Locals With Mortgage Assistance

By Walter Jackson, Vice President, HOPE  Inside Ebenezer HOPE Inside Ebenezer assisted many local Atlanta families who are facing foreclosure or need mortgage assistance Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 through the HomeSafe Georgia Program. The event sponsored by Rep. David Scott (District 13) and SunTrust Bank with Gretchen Corbin, the Georgia Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner and Jenner Wood, President &...

Getting Tech Savvy with SAGE, OATS, and A Little HOPE

  By: Donna Lynn Burton, Vice President, HOPE Financial Dignity Center NY   Operation HOPE NY, SAGE and OATS joined forces to teach computer literacy at the Harlem HOPE Center. SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. OATS engages, trains and supports older adults in using technology to improve...

Sevan Torossian Takes Mantle With Box Advance Partnership

In late June, HOPE’s own Sevan Torossian was selected as a Box MVP (Most Valuable Professional) program to continue the efforts carefully laid by Chief Technology Officer Allen  Yekikian, who passed away in May this year.  He was able to join the program kick-off in San Francisco, an exclusive event at Box headquarters, in San Francisco. “Box, like Operation HOPE takes relationships seriously,” said Sevan....

Lionel Savage and First American: Making FILE Possible

A special thank you this month to HOPE Mid-Atlantic Board Chair Mr. Lionel Savage and First American Financial Corporation. They recently donated $16,500 to the FILE program, ensuring roles for future Fellows through 2013.

Interns Pound Pavement for HOPE Business in a Box

I stretched my arm out to deliver a firm handshake, and gave a chipper "Good Morning," to the manager of the Petro Gas Station on a beautiful Thursday morning. That is where my journey began. "My name is Ongelique Sherman and I am here on behalf of Operation HOPE. I was wondering if you received our flyer in the mail?"

HOPE on GoGo Radio

By Erik Rushing, Vice President, HOPE Financial Dignity Center DC Operation HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Washington DC would like to thank one of our partners, Hermond Palmer of Industrial Bank, for sponsoring on’s Money Matters Mondays segment. The show discusses matters that impact our community financially. The show is hosted by Cedric Lewis, an OHDC Community Lender. He featured Real Estate...

Home First Down

HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York, located in Harlem, celebrated the graduation of 19 participants in a home buyer education event last week. With the help of Chase Bank, this graduation on Thursday was the second in our series. Chase partnered with Operation HOPE to host the event. Our leaders in the HOPE Center New York, Vice President, Donna Burton, and Community Lending Consultant, Sammy Saunders were proud...

Bank of America Brings Real-World Financial Advice to Students

Bank of America continues to lend their experience, expertise and passion to ensuring that youth are well versed in topics concerning financial literacy.

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School Financial Literacy Day

The entire 8th grade class at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Temple Hills, MD participated in a Financial Literacy Day hosted by Banking on Our Future (BOOF) –Washington DC.

Northwestern HOPE Board Member and Community Icon David Glover Passes

Last week, the Bay Area and particularly Oakland, lost a true champion. David Glover, community icon and executive director of OCCUR for more than 25 years, passed away from Prostate cancer.

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