Home Buyers Program Brings Home Ownership Back To Atlanta

Home Buyers Program Brings Home Ownership Back To Atlanta

The counselors at HOPE Inside Atlanta would like to extend our deepest congratulations to recent home owner, Courtney Smith! As an attorney in the Atlanta area, Ms. Smith sought to obtain a deeper understanding of the home buying process before taking steps to purchase her first home. After learning about the Home Buyers Program at Operation HOPE, Ms. Smith eagerly attended HOPE Inside Atlanta’s Home Buyers Workshop on February 13th; with 72 other people in attendance.

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HOPE Inside Northridge Welcomes Special Guest Speaker To Their Entrepreneur Training Program

HOPE Inside Northridge Welcomes Special Guest Speaker To Their Entrepreneur Training Program

Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our economy. The very fabric of our capitalistic society depends on small business owners, who are creating new jobs everyday. Apart from the obvious benefit of making money, entrepreneurs are benefiting society both economically and socially. Many people in low-wealth communities have big dreams and aspirations, yet no hope of turning their dreams into action. Those in underserved neighborhoods often have difficulty getting start-up funding for businesses due in part to poor credit, lack of capital, and limited access to banking services. Operation HOPE’s Small Business Empowerment Program is designed to help turn business dreamers into business owners, with the support of great partners like US Economic Development Administration.

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From The Classroom To The Red Carpet: HOPE Business In A Box Academy Pitch Competition Winner Receives Rising Star Award

From The Classroom To The Red Carpet: HOPE Business In A Box Academy Pitch Competition Winner Receives Rising Star Award

What a journey! From the classrooms at Bunche Middle School to the red carpet at the Rising Star Awards Banquet, our star entrepreneur is well on her way! The founder and operator of Miniature Chefs Culinary Cooking Academy, Alexia Minter, has had an amazing ride as a young entrepreneur. You may remember her as the grand prize winner of our 2016 Annual HOPE Global Forums Pitch Competition this past January. As you can imagine, she is extremely busy running her business, and wrapping up her first year of high school.

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700 Credit Score Community Kicks Off Educational Classes With A Workshop At HOPE Inside Tampa

700 Credit Score Community Kicks Off Educational Classes With A Workshop At HOPE Inside Tampa

Those with bad credit often find themselves in a debt spiral. Unable to afford to pay off debts, they face high finance charges, difficulty getting work or loans to start businesses or go to school. Operation HOPE provides free one-on-one credit counseling services at all HOPE Inside locations and over the phone. HOPE Financial Coaches help clients identify specific debt and budgeting issues and take steps to establish or improve their credit. This is done through 700 credit score communities, by working closely with clients and surrounding communities to move average credit scores from the range of 550 to the 650 range.

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Operation HOPE’s 700 Credit Score Community Inspires Action At Brooklyn’s Borough Hall

Operation HOPE’s 700 Credit Score Community Inspires Action At Brooklyn’s Borough Hall

Brooklyn’s Borough Hall was bursting with energy and excitement as forty empowered individuals completed their 700 Credit Score Community courses during the month of May. After a successful Financial Literacy Month in April, Brooklynites joined Operation HOPE Financial Wellness Counselor, Rachel Hood, for a 3-workshop financial empowerment series to increase their credit scores to 700 and above. Operation HOPE conducts one-on-one credit counseling sessions to equip clients with detailed and personalized instructions towards meeting their financial goals, including achieving a coveted 700 credit score.

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3 School-Wide Pitch Competitions Mark The Success Of HOPE Business In A Box Academies In Los Angeles

3 School-Wide Pitch Competitions Mark The Success Of HOPE Business In A Box Academies In Los Angeles

After months of hard work invested by teachers, students and volunteers, we finally reached the end of the race: Our HOPE Business In A Box Academy Pitch Competition. Youth Empowerment Group Fellow, Kandice Hulguin, had the honor of overseeing three Los Angeles schools during the competitions; Rio Hondo K-8 School, Roybal Learning Center, and Nightingale Middle School. Each school brought its own uniqueness to the table, which was exhibited through each pitch competition. It was an honor to see the students grow from timid to passionate individuals, ready to pitch their businesses to the world!

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Operation HOPE Partners With Super Bowl Champion Michael Clayton To Teach The Importance Of Financial Literacy In Schools

Operation HOPE Partners With Super Bowl Champion Michael Clayton To Teach The Importance Of Financial Literacy In Schools

On May 13th, 2016, Operation HOPE’s Youth Empowerment Group had the pleasure of educating youth in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the importance of financial literacy with retired NFL Super Bowl XLVI Champion, Michael Clayton. Michael Clayton began by introducing the students to dignity and encouraging them to prioritize the way they spend money. Youth Empowerment Program Manager, Jessica Washington, and Southeastern Market President, Tara Dennis, were also in attendance and happy to teach key financial skills to the students at Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary. Jessica Washington dove into the Banking On Our Future programming with a lesson on budgeting, credit and an introduction to banking. The youth empowerment didn’t stop there! The group stopped for a quick lunch, then headed to Spanish Lake Primary Academy to teach the language of money to as many students as possible.

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Operation HOPE And Peach State Federal Credit Union Award $1,500 To Student Entrepreneurs

Operation HOPE And Peach State Federal Credit Union Award $1,500 To Student Entrepreneurs

Central Gwinnett High School has officially made its first contribution of youth entrepreneurs to our HOPE Business In A Box Academy. Yesterday, the Atlanta Youth Empowerment Group gathered at the Peach State Federal Credit Union to hold Chantel Moody and Farhiya Mohamed’s final business pitch presentations. These two young ladies came for the gold! Farhiya was first to present her business, Undefined Beauty. She explained her consulting company, that is designed to help plus-size women and girls learn how to dress professionally. She has constructed a three phase consulting series that will motivate and uplift her clientele in the process. Its amazing how someone so young could have such a targeted and well-designed idea.

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HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competitions Encourage Youth Entrepreneurship In Southern California

HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competitions Encourage Youth Entrepreneurship In Southern California

In April, Operation HOPE hosted HOPE Business in a Box Academy Pitch Competitions at three schools in southern California. The pitch events took place at McKinley School, Julian Nava Learning Academy, and Nava College Prep; and were supported by Wells Fargo, East West Bank, First Republic Bank, and Mutual of Omaha Bank. Over 55 middle school and high school students pitched to expert judges from industries like banking, consulting, graphic design, and entertainment. The top three teams from each school were selected. These teams are now receiving guidance from HOPE Business Role Models, as they complete full business plans for their new ventures.

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