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HOPE Foreclosure Prevention Counselor, Rolando Rivera, received an early Thanksgiving treat from a client today for the assistance he’s provided over the past several months. Great job Rolando.
Rolando- Great work and great favor today. I know I thanked you today when we spoke on the phone, but I wanted you to know just how thankful we are for your work, your operational excellence, and your assistance...
In support of one of the L.A. HOPE Centers long time Cyber Cafe members and supporters, the HOPE Center sponsored a book signing featuring Mr. Najee Ali’s inaugural book release called, “Raising Hell, A Life of Activism”. Najee has been a friend of HOPE for almost 20 years and a local activist in Los Angeles for just as long. His book chronicles the history of activism in the LA area, from...
Dear Erik Pelayo,
Operation HOPE has provided me with amazing services. Overall, the services were stellar, from the receptionist down to the counselor. They are all friendly and professional people with a common vision to help satisfy their customer’s needs. They responded to my questions and concerns in a timely manner which shows that they value and care about customer satisfaction. I would gladly refer...
Sharon Montgomery is Entrepreneur Training Program graduate, Case Management Enrollment client, and a Cyber Cafe client. She’s attended all our workshops and is looking forward to attending HOPE Oakland’s first computer class on October 29th, 2012 at 5:00 PM.
In her own words, Sharon shares with us thanks:
“Thanks is not enough for the Cyber Cafe. In this 21st century we must...
During a crisis, the best place to run to is Operation HOPE! A HOPE client sends a touching thank you letter for the services at our Poway National Call Center and the help of HOPE Counselor Erik Pelayo.
We all have people in our lives that bring together the innovation of entrepreneurship with the dignity of community building. Here at HOPE, lecturer Bill Norris inspires all HOPE clients and employees with his incredible spirit and mind.
Bill has spent a lifetime in small businesses and nonprofits. He has started them, operated them and retired a few of them! He never went to business school, leaving his learning...
Learn about the contributions of this summer's fellows and how UPS, George Haligowski, Ed Ingles, First American, and others are helping bring new young leaders under HOPE's wings.
A HOPE Client shares his story of digital connectedness. Are you connected?
After getting a needed business wake-up call from the TV show for entrepreneurs 'Shark Tank', Shirley Batchelor turned to our Entrepreneurship Training Program to get her back on track.
Dear Operation HOPE: You listened. And as a result, I was educated on my mortgage. I was given a window of possibilities, a renewed hope in keeping my home. Signing up with Operation HOPE has been one of the most awesome decisions I have made in my life
The spotlight shines on volunteer Hector Leal, a retail banking specialist who has made a commitment to help our future develop the financial literacy needed for confidence, empowerment, and success. Kedisa Johnson, Program Manager for Banking on Our Future, asks Hector to share his story.
KJ: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
HL: My name is Hector Leal and I’m currently working at Beal bank as a...
Suddenly, my life was completely turned upside down. I was in a terrible car accident, suffering traumatic brain injuries and falling into a coma for several weeks. Doctors didn't give me much of a chance of recovery. After I survived, I knew that I had been given a second chance at life.
The complex nature of today’s economy requires a certain level of financial sophistication to succeed. Earning a high credit score is a gateway to other opportunities such as owning a home, starting a business or purchasing a reliable car. Familiarity with first-time homebuyer programs with low down payments can move someone from perpetual renter to well-prepared homebuyer.