By Tara Dennis, Portfolio Manager for Youth Empowerment Initiatives – Atlanta Market Banking on Our Future (BOOF) and HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB)
Saturday, Feb. 22, Hakeem Tireh Clark was honored for his leadership as a community servant and his significant contributions in advancing and empowering causes associated with youth and community. The prestigious, Future Community Leaders Award, was...
Once a week we will be introducing you to the people who work behind the scenes to make HOPE initiatives and programs possible. This is our way of letting you get to know who we are, what we do, why we are here and how we are working to eradicate poverty. Every Thursday meet a HOPE Market Leader and team members from different departments and programs who are here to serve the mission of...
Edward (Eddie) Minta recently decided to re-claim his middle name, ‘Kofi.’ In Ghana this is a name given to a boy born on a Friday, although in actuality he is a ‘Kwame’- a boy born on Saturday. Being born on the cusp, his parents were able to name him after his grandfather, preserving the family name. This slight chance, a matter of timing, and maybe the ability to have a will so strong you can determine your fate, basically sums up Eddie.
I stretched my arm out to deliver a firm handshake, and gave a chipper "Good Morning," to the manager of the Petro Gas Station on a beautiful Thursday morning. That is where my journey began.
"My name is Ongelique Sherman and I am here on behalf of Operation HOPE. I was wondering if you received our flyer in the mail?"
This summer, Banking on Our Future College Edition welcomed its first summer fellow- Agustin Garcia. Besides being an amazingly intelligent and humble young man, Agustin has a passion to impact his native nation of Mexico with financial literacy to begin shifting the minds of those who have been limited because of a lack of knowledge in finance.
by Rhonda Williams, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta
HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta had the pleasure of facilitating a Banking On Our Future session for Kaleidoscope Kid’s Camp. Kaleidoscope Kid’s Camp is noted as a premier Atlanta STEM summer camp where children can explore the diversity of learning, by providing a balance of educational and enrichment activities for youth. As an intricate part...
By Morgan Sinclair, Customer Service Administrator, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta
HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta assisted in hosting the YoBoulevard Back to School Block Party in the historic Old Fourth Ward District. Operation HOPE interns Nika and Nicole took the opportunity to visit the block party to promote the center and its Cyber Café.
At the block party, the interns got party attendees...
By Tara Dennis, BOOF Portfolio Manager for Youth Empowerment Initiatives, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta
Please join me in welcoming Ongelique Sherman - HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta’s Summer Intern!!
Ongelique is a rising Senior Finance major – Leadership Studies minor at Hampton University. She has a passion for giving back and helping others. This drive intensified as a result of...
By Morgan Sinclar, Customer Service Administrator, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta
HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta was pleased to have another opportunity to give away ten free memberships to the Cyber Café in Atlanta due to another gracious donor, Ms. Oletha Stinson. Not only did Stinson donate $100 to the Cyber Café and become a member herself, but she will also be helpful in expanding our Banking...
June is Hurricane Preparedness Month and the HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta has celebrated the recent installment of the HOPE Forum Series. June’s chapter focuses on the economic consequences of natural disasters and being financially prepared in the event that they may occur. We featured FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate as he explained his duties in the country’s time of need. This series brought community leaders at the government, corporate, and emergency response levels, together with lectures and round table discussions. Recently, tornadoes wreaked havoc in Oklahoma, killing dozens and leaving a massive path of destruction.
Please join me in welcoming Alexandra Batista Das- HOPE Atlanta's Summer Intern!
A membership to the Cyber Café at Operation HOPE can allow people to open new doors to reach new heights by simply having access to a computer. Recently, Cecilia Shuffler joined the Cyber Café in hopes of using its services to search for employment and get ready to go back to school. She did not have extensive knowledge on how to use a computer, but with the assistance of intern Nika and Customer Service Administrator Morgan Sinclair, our new member is now able to navigate the internet.
As a fellow, I experience the overwhelming support that comes with those at HOPE believing in your potential, first hand. What is even more fulfilling, is knowing the power that can come from opportunities Operation HOPE provides, and paying it forward on virtual social media platforms.