Happy Financial Literacy Month! Today at the State Capitol with Governor Deal, we celebrated the proclamation of April as Financial Literacy Month. The program leading up to the proclamation reading included a legislative overview of some of the bills that have a direct impact on financial literacy and consumer issues in the state of Georgia. One of the bills discussed is the SB 88 Labor and Industrial Relations; provide for the payment of wages using a prepaid card. The event concluded with an overview of all the events planned throughout the city for Financial Literacy Month.
By Rhonda J. Williams, Financial Management Counselor, HOPE Inside...
By Gayle Rice, Financial Management Counselor, HOPE Inside...
Operation HOPE this week marked the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King Riots by leading a convoy of investors, community leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials on a bus tour through South Los Angeles.
Ten employees from TIAA-CREF traveled to West Denver last week to deliver Operation HOPE’s "Banking on Our Future" youth financial literacy workshop to the students of Justice High School. The day-long course taught students about banking, budgeting, checking and savings accounts and is part of TIAA-CREF's larger mission to empower American youth to grow up and lead financially stable lives.
The U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability met in Washington D.C. this morning. I am proud to serve President Barack Obama as a member of this important Council, and serve on 3 of its 4 committees. I invite you to tune in via webcast to learn more about what the Council is doing overall.
Yesterday morning, April 20th, I was honored to join with a new friend of HOPE, the Honorable John Eaves, chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, at the April meeting of the Fulton County Commission as they applauded the local, national and international work of Operation HOPE and proclaimed April as Financial Literacy Month in Fulton County.
A big round of applause is due for the fifteen individuals who just completed our 12-week Small Business Empowerment program offered at the Oakland Financial Literacy Empowerment Center.
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) kicked-off National Financial Literacy Month this year by introducing a resolution in the US Senate on March 31 designating April, once again, as a month of awareness for financial capability and education throughout the United States.
The resolution, which highlights our partnership with Gallup, can be read here at John Hope Bryant’s blog.
Here’s a quick excerpt...
In collaboration with THINK Together in Santa Ana, Banking on Our Future (BOOF) was able to educate over 700 middle schools students on the basics of personal finance on Wednesday, April 6. THINK Together organized enrichment programs to keep the students engaged during the Spring Break week, while also having fun, during their week off.
On April 3rd, Emily Parris, the Bay Area Banking on Our Future Program Manager joined Bank of the West Vice President Winter Williams to kick off National Financial Literacy Month with a discussion about teaching children how to manage money with Nurse Rona Renner on her live radio show Childhood Matters.
The OregonLive.com blog published a post on Friday highlighting several nonprofits and organizations in Portland that are offering free financial planning assistance during "Money Smart Week," from April 2-9. Money Smart Week is promoted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and other groups.
Have you ever had a question about finances that you never knew who to ask? This is your chance to ask it. Operation HOPE and Financial Beginnings are organizing a panel of financial experts to help you answer your burning money questions.