How The Poor Can Save Capitalism 100-City Book Tour Continues

Hello, my name is Amber Hall and I currently serve as the Assistant Vice President of Administration at Operation HOPE. When I was first asked to assist with the How The Poor Can Save Capitalism 100-City Book Tour, I leapt at the chance to further the work of this great organization. My role has recently expanded to include Book Tour Project Manager. This position has given me the opportunity to work with one the most brilliant mind's this generation has seen.

HOPE Highlights Diverse Startup Communities at Denver Startup Week 2014

Since its inception in 2012, Denver Startup Week has allowed the startup community in Denver to gather, share ideas, network and learn. The 2014 event was no exception. Despite its young roots, this year’s weeklong event was able to garner the attendance of more than ten thousand people, thus doubling its attendance from last year and providing tangible proof of the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Denver.

Jhamasa Lewis – Carrying Out HOPE’s Mission with Banking on Our Future

My week as a fashion design student and fellow at Operation HOPE started off intense as usual, but surprisingly it ended with a rewarding calmness. On October 3, 2014 I taught my very first Banking On Our Future session with Mike Sokolowski. For two weeks I prepared activities and a lesson plan geared on how I would execute teaching my peers about financial empowerment and dignity. My plan was to connect realistically with the intention of relieving frustration concerning financial literacy. When I arrived to the class I was excited to get started!

Stories of HOPE – John Wilson

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow John Wilson is an only child, born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and graduated in 2009.  While he was at Morehouse,...

Redefining the Meaning of Poverty. It’s More Than Numbers

“The HOPE Doctrine on Poverty says that there are three things that define poverty and struggle more than any other set of financial numbers ever could; self-confidence, self-esteem, and belief in...

My First Week at Operation HOPE: The Financial Freedom Fair

I was honored to attend the HOPE Financial Freedom Fair during my first week as a HOPE Fellow. The fair took place in Compton, CA at El Camino College Compton Center. The event attracted much participation from Compton residents and it provided a plethora of tools to promote financial freedom. Several partners and dynamic speakers attended the event.

Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York Praises Operation HOPE

Recently Banking On Our Future (BOOF) College Edition received high praise from administration after a visit to Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. Now I suppose it is easy for me to say this because I already know the power and impact Banking On Our Future College Edition is having on campuses across the country, but I thought it would be better to have our partner Sherrill-Ann Mason of the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK program say it in her own words:

First Time Home Ownership Series Sponsored by M&T Bank & Hosted by the Countee Cullen Library in Harlem

Here we are, almost at the finish line of my quarterly 8-hour Home Ownership Series. We tried something a little different this time and decided to do the whole 8 hours in one day! I was a nervous wreck all the way until the morning of the workshop.

Stories of HOPE – Maria Ruskiewicz

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Maria Ruskiewicz has plenty of stories to tell. Maria was born the middle child in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Her family relocated soon after to Appleton, Wisconsin for her...

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