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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.
In today's world, where young people are finding it increasingly difficult to enter the professional world, it seemed that college degrees were merely prerequisites for the kind of resumes we would have to build to find permanent positions. Right out of college? Right out of a job.
Operation HOPE's Summer Fellowship program, a new endeavor proposed by HOPE Mid-Atlantic Board Member Lionel Savage and sponsored by First American, brought together ten young people to conquer this frightening dilemma.
I just signed and mailed my new loan modification papers to Chase and for the first time in four years, I can breathe a sigh of relief.
None of this would have been possible without you and Operation HOPE. You have been so wonderful to work with: knowledgeable, supportive, encouraging and kind. I came to rely on your information and expertise in helping me to make the right decisions and you were...
Dear Operation HOPE;
I am very grateful for the help of Erik Pelayo, who works for Operation Hope. I have been trying to get my loan modified by dealing with my bank by myself for almost 2 years. They would give me the run around and different people in the bank would give me different information. It was a very stressful time in my life trying to communicate with overseas bankers. I am impressed how clear and...
When Alfonzo Carrillo and his wife, Alba, came to HOPE’s Mortgage Crisis in September of 2011, he already had a sale date. Foreclosure was looming in the near future, and Mr. Carrillo felt desperation settle in. With little hope, the Carrillos turned to the help of Operation HOPE with a distant promise that our skilled counselors could take a crack at the difficult case.
Though the situation seemed dire,...
No one knows the Los Angeles Cyber Cafe members better than Customer Service Adviser Jade Raymond does. She greets each one by name, asks about their grandkids, and provides personal assistance on using the computers.
Above all, Jade Raymond understands the importance of HOPE’s latest initiative to provide digital empowerment for communities both at home and abroad. As she began to notice that many of the...
Ms. Yvonne Cooper, a graduate of the NY Financial Dignity Center's Entrepreneurial Training Program, discusses the various ways she has been helped by the Center in her own video testimonial of the New York HOPE Center, Ms. Cooper recently became certified in child care, and owns and operates a child care business out of her home.