"I own a Social Protocol and Etiquette agency and have been in business since 2006..."
By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow
Dexter Hopen grew up in the suburbs of central New Jersey, near to the Jersey Shore, to a family of artistic tendencies. “My dad is a computer animator, my mom is an...
Now through January 22nd, if you sign up with Uber using code HGF2015 you will receive $20 off your first ride and Uber will donate $5 to Operation HOPE!
Operation HOPE staff from HOPE Inside Ebenezer attended a press conference on Thursday, January 8, 2015 in support of the kick off for the Annual 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance. This year the celebration will last for 10 days beginning Friday, January 9, 2015 – Monday, January 19, 2015, which is the national day of celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I am Leon Wang and I grew up in Beijing, China and finished my undergraduate degree in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. I love my home country in different aspects, including its 5,000 plus years of history, diversified culture—such as ceramics, religion, architecture, and cuisine—and the rapid development of the economy. Also, China has lots of places with historical interest, such as The Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Summer Palace, and the Forbidden City. If you want to travel to China, I can be your guide.
Operation HOPE, a nonprofit group that provides financial literacy and small-business training, has expanded its reach to teach middle school students about entrepreneurship. For the past two years, the HOPE Business in a Box Academy (HBIABA) has worked with students in Oakland, Calif., Denver, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The organization is partnering with Gallup to include polling to better track the results of the program.
For most kids, when asked what they want to be when they grow up, their responses rarely include “I want to be an entrepreneur.” In fact, some may not even know what an entrepreneur is or that they have the option to become one. Over the past few months, Operation HOPE’s youth focused entrepreneurial initiative, HOPE Business in a Box Academies (HBIABA), has worked with students, faculty and staff at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School to give the students a better understanding of not only what an entrepreneur is, but how the students can start their own businesses themselves.
The second HOPE Inside New York Entrepreneurial Training Program graduation was held recently at Popular Community Bank. Family, friends, community partners and the HOPE Inside NY team gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of 15 proud entrepreneurs in fields ranging from food products and youth development to real estate investment. Guest speaker Teri Coaxum, Region II Advocate for the Small Business Administration (NY, NJ, PR, USVI), inspired graduates to use the foundation gained through ETP to grow their businesses to their maximum potential and encouraged them to utilize the SBA as an ongoing resource. Graduates expressed how much they learned during the 12-week Entrepreneurial Training Program and their appreciation for Operation HOPE and Popular Community Bank’s steadfast support.
Over the past few months, Dr. Theo Smith’s 7th grade business education students at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy diligently worked to establish businesses and construct pitches as part of Operation HOPE’s youth focused entrepreneurial initiative, HOPE Business in a Box Academies (HBIABA). Students enrolled in this program received classroom instruction and guidance from Ms. Teshura Bullard, a business owner and member of HOPE Corps.