Stories of HOPE – Shahidah Williams

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Shahidah Williams is rising quickly in the financial services industry.  She holds a BA in Japanese and International Trade and a BBA in Finance from Eastern Michigan...

William Hanna Retires After Two Decades with Operation HOPE

After two decades of service to Operation HOPE, we salute one of our most distinguished Global Board members, William Hanna. Mr. Hanna is a Managing Director with California Technologies Ventures, LLC as well as Jacobs Capital Group, LLC. He is both a recognized successful businessman and a remarkable community service leader.

HOPE Fellow Edward K. Minta: Entrepreneurship and Capitalism

Before delving further into how Entrepreneurship and Capitalism work alongside one another, each must be understood at its most basic level. “An entrepreneur is a person who organizes and manages a...

Student Testimonial: Gaining Confidence Through Banking on Our Future

I was introduced to Operation HOPE's work through their Banking On Our Future (BOOF) program last June, when I was a senior at Wadleigh High School in Harlem. Our class visited First Republic Bank in Times Square for a full-day BOOF workshop on different financial education topics. This is when I met many of FRB's volunteers, including Angela Russo, Operation HOPE's New York Youth Empowerment Program Manager and Casey McQuillan, their Summer Project 5117 fellow.

Stories of HOPE – Dianne Shorte

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Dianne Shorte is a wife, mother of three sons, marriage mentor, and legal secretary at the firm of Jeffery Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.  Dianne is also completing...


First Tennessee Introduces Operation HOPE to Community Leaders 

Last week, First Tennessee Bank’s planning committee held a luncheon to introduce Operation HOPE to the local Memphis nonprofit community. Longtime community partners, who have supported First Tennessee’s...

 HCA Webinar “Preparing for Disaster,” Coming on September 11

You are invited to attend a one (1) hour web conference hosted by IRS Stakeholder Liaison, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and HOPE Coalition of America on preparing for disaster.  This web conference...

Denver Startup Week Recognizes the Talent and the Support to Build Success 

The following is a personal account of a HOPE Business In A Box Academies (HBIABA) Young Entrepreneur in Denver, Colorado. Garrett Williams presented his business plan and grant request to the Denver staff in August. Thanks to Operation HOPE’s startup micro-grant, Garrett will now be able to increase his business capacity to fulfill his customers’ demands. In light of HOPE Denver’s participation in Denver Startup Week 2014, stories like Garrett’s highlight the importance of not only helping build the next generation of entrepreneurs, but also giving them the opportunity to gain exposure in the larger entrepreneurial community, regardless of their age or diversity of interest. Thank you, Garrett, for sharing your entrepreneurial journey with us.

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