Operation HOPE DC Participates in Congresswoman Norton’s Annual Small Business Fair

Operation Hope DC participated in Congresswoman Norton’s Annual Small Business Fair, on June 6, 2014 at the Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington DC. The fair ran from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and provided answers to the concerns of small business entrepreneurs related to accessing sufficient capital and problems associated with business development training and procurement opportunities.

Operation HOPE Denver Held First Ever Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event

Earlier this month the Operation HOPE Denver team held our first ever Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event, hosted at Denver Community Credit Union’s Community Room. We welcomed forty-two volunteers, business role models, old partners and new. Mingling over refreshments and snacks, our community gathered to celebrate our economic empowerment work from the past year and the successes of our HOPE Business in a Box program.

Project 5117 Fellow, Casey McQuillan: A Call for Community Development

When the bus driver told us the students were misbehaving on the bus, or rather, acting as any group of middle schoolers would on a summer afternoon with friends and without supervision, the solution seemed obvious. We expected that if you put a teacher on the bus, then the students would behave like they did in class, and for the most part, this worked. I did not expect this bus ride to change my thinking though.

SunTrust Banks Unveils First Ever HOPE Inside Video, Featuring Partnership with Operation HOPE

Our founding national partner for HOPE Inside, SunTrust Banks, this week unveiled an inspiring 4-minute video message in tribute to our growing national partnership in and for HOPE Inside, which brings our...

Operation HOPE South Africa Celebrates Mandela Day and His Long Walk to “Financial” Freedom

On July 18, Operation HOPE South Africa celebrated Mandela Day and Savings Month with children and adults in Heideveld and Diepsloot. At the end of the day’s activities the Banking On Our Future savings course was taught to the kids as part of the Long Walk to “Financial” Freedom.

Operation HOPE Supports Military Consumer Protection Day, July 11

Operation HOPE joined the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Department of Defense, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two dozen other federal and state agencies and consumer advocate partners for...

FDIC Enriching the Financial Future of Summer Youth Employment Program Participants

By LaTeri McFadden, Mid-Atlantic Market Program Coordinator  On Thursday July 10, 2014, Banking on Our Future Washington DC partnered with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to enrich the...

SunTrust Bank Support DC Credit and Money Management Seminar

Operation Hope held a Credit and Money Management Seminar in Washington DC on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Sri Santoso, Branch Manager of SunTrust Bank was among the many guests and staff in attendance for the workshop. The Credit and Money Management Seminar had a large turnout.

Stories of HOPE – Walter Wodtke

Walter Wodtke comes from a family based on dedication and hard work.  He was raised by his mother, who was a single parent and has had polio since she was six month’s old. “Not only did she raise me, but...

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