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X-factor for getting ahead

By John Hope Bryant and Frank Keating Original article appeared in The Hill What’s the X-factor for hardworking but poor Americans to move up the economic ladder? A lot goes into the recipe for success, and there’s no single predictor. Hard work through a steady job, getting a collegiate degree or credential, and waiting until marriage to have kids are all X-factors correlated with getting ahead. Luck is more...

Operation HOPE Joined Bank of the West to Make Teach Children to Save Day a Success

Tyrone Cosey, HOPE Oakland market president, joined Bank of the West team members for a day of financial education at Lazear Charter Academy in Oakland, California during national Teach Children to Save Day on April 11.

Former HOPE Staffer Makes Good: Kevin Fleming Receives Award from SmartCEO Magazine

Kevin Fleming, a Master of Science in Public Policy Management (MSPPM ’05) Alum from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, recently received the Outstanding Executive in Greater New York Award from SmartCEO Magazine.

Operation HOPE Partner The Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases Report on Kids, Race and Opportunity

  In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level. The index is based on 12 indicators that measure a child’s success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood, in the...

HOPE Inside Small Business Program and DC Sun Trust Hold Their First Joint Seminar

On April 18, 2014 HOPE Inside Small Business Program held its first joint seminar with our DC Sun Trust partners.

Industrial Bank Celebrates 80 years of Service to Faith-Based Institutions

Industrial Bank celebrated 80 years of community service and service to faith base institutions on April 14, 2014.

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.

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