Teach Children To Save Day With BOOF LA, Popular Community Bank & South Ranchito Elementary

By James Chen, Los Angeles & Orange County Program Manager, Youth Empowerment Programs Up the 605 freeway, Popular Community Bank made their presence at South Ranchito Elementary in Pico Rivera, CA I am so grateful for Judy Navarrette (AVP, Human Resources Business Partner), who I am so grateful to work with as she helps to orchestrate these Banking on Our Future events. Judy was in person at the school and...

Teach Children to Save Day Brings Together Banking On Our Future and Union Bank at Prospect Elementary

By James Chen, Los Angeles & Orange County Program Manager, Youth Empowerment Programs On April 11 for National Teach Children to Save Day, a team of Union Bank volunteers ventured over to Prospect Elementary in Orange, CA. Unfortunately, I was not able to meet the volunteers, but after seeing their pictures and hearing about their experience, I hope to have the opportunity to meet them another time! With...

Banking On Our Future Los Angeles and Union Bank Partner to Teach Financial Dignity at Compton High

By James Chen, Los Angeles & Orange County Program Manager, Youth Empowerment Programs Our very own, Eric Clay from Operation HOPE and two Union Bank volunteers, Leticia and Lisette, had the opportunity to teach students at Compton High the Banking on Our Future curriculum and even going above and beyond those financial education topics. With some time left, Eric took the opportunity to  provide life...

Teach Children To Save Day Student Testimonials From Palms Accelerated Learning Academy

By James Chen, Los Angeles & Orange County Program Manager, Youth Empowerment Programs On April 11, at Palm Elementary in Lakewood, CA, students arrived at school wearing crazy hats and stylized wild hair for Crazy Hat and Hair Day. On top of that, the 4th graders were in for another unique experience. Nine East West Bank volunteers had prepared for many days to provide interactive and thought-out...

Union Bank Partners with Operation HOPE to Teach Banking on Our Future in Anaheim, CA

By James Chen, Los Angeles & Orange County Program Manager, Youth Empowerment Programs On Tuesday, February 6, 2014, the 6th grade students of Alexander J. Stoddard Elementary in Anaheim, California had the opportunity to learn the basic life skill of money management.  What was unique about this one event was the opportunity for me to meet some of our veteran volunteers for the first time! Manuel Fonseca,...

LA HOPE Center Participates in Hands For HOPE Event

Hands for Hope’s Executive Director, Ms Lydia Floyd invited Operation HOPE and other local organization to participate in the Hands for HOPE event to empower families. Eighteen families attended the event where representatives spoke from Operation Hope, Chrysalis, US Bank, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, El Nido Family Center and Child Care Resources spoke to the families. Parents have already let us know that...

Los Angeles HOPE Centers Celebrate Clients Accomplishments at 2012 End of the Year Customer Recognition Event

HOPE Financial Dignity Centers, Los Angeles Region, held an end of the year Customer Recognition event on Thursday Dec 21, 2012. Over 40 guests from the LA Region attended the event to celebrate the accomplishments of clients from various HOPE programs such as: cyber cafe/technology workshops, mortgage crisis and homeownership. HOPE LA Region staff led by VP Leo Cablayan, were praised for their commitment to serve...

‘Tickets Fore Charity’ Benefiting Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE is a proud participant of the, TICKETS Fore CHARITY fundraising program which helps raise money for promoting ticket sales to the Northern Trust Open, which will be held from February 12 to 17, 2013. All the money raised by the program goes directly to charity. Follow this link and a portion of  your ticket sales will directly support Operation HOPE. Operation HOPE will receive 80...

LA HOPE Center Hosts Cyber Cafe Member Book Signing, “Raising Hell, a Life of Activism”

In support of one of the L.A. HOPE Centers long time Cyber Cafe members and supporters, the HOPE Center sponsored a book signing featuring Mr. Najee Ali’s inaugural book release called, “Raising Hell, A Life of Activism”.  Najee has been a friend of HOPE for almost 20 years and a local activist in Los Angeles for just as long.   His book chronicles the history of activism in the LA  area, from...

Banco Popular Volunteers Teach Banking on Our Future at Jefferson Elementary School in Anaheim, CA

Eleven Banco Popular volunteers visited Jefferson Elementary School in Anaheim, CA  to teach HOPE’s Banking on Our Future program to over 137 5th and 6th grade students.  Both the students and the volunteers enjoyed the BOOF program. Banco Popular has committed to not only going back to Jefferson to complete the remaining BOOF modules, but to also reach out to more schools in the Orange County area! Thanks...

Finance 101 at UC Riverside

Operation HOPE makes a trip to UC Riverside the alma mater of HOPE Fellow Whitney Robinson.   She along with Eric Clay presented a workshop on Financial Literacy to a full house of around 75 undergraduate college freshmen.  The workshop offered information on banking, credit and most importantly student loans.  Although the event was advertised as Finance 101 it was anything but a college lecture. It was a...

Stories of HOPE: Testament to the Power of eEmpowerment – It’s Electric!

A HOPE Client shares his story of digital connectedness. Are you connected?

How will you build the future? Kedisa Johnson asks an expert at HOPE Corps

The spotlight shines on volunteer Hector Leal, a retail banking specialist who has made a commitment to help our future develop the financial literacy needed for confidence, empowerment, and success. Kedisa Johnson, Program Manager for Banking on Our Future, asks Hector to share his story.   KJ: Tell us a little bit about yourself. HL: My name is Hector Leal and I’m currently working at Beal bank as a...

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