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...

We Say Goodbye to Our Favorite Heartbeat

Today is the last day of one of our most endearing employees. Kris Hale, has been a pivotal member of the HOPE Atlanta team. If something needed to be done Kris only asked “what did you need?” and...

HOPE Coalition America Supports National Preparedness Month in New York

HOPE Coalition America closed out National Prepardness Month on September 26th, at an event in lower Manhattan. Small Business Program Manager Stuart Pena and Pedro Barry worked with our partners at the...

The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit — New and Improved!

This week Operation HOPE founder and CEO John Hope Bryant joined FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate to record a Public Service Announcement (PSA). The announcement features the recently updated and...

Operation HOPE Wins the Regions 360 Award

This morning at the Officer's meeting, Regions Bank awarded me and Operation HOPE with the Regions 360 Award for working with multiple lines of business (commercial banking, Regions at Work, Mortgage Banking and the branches) to bring great service to the community. I had no idea that Scott Hinkle nominated me. This was a pleasant surprise. Our work improves lives.

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