By James Chen
Ms. Trisha Kawasaki is an 8th grade teacher at Monterey Highlands School (Monterey Park, CA) who teaches the Universal Access class, where she helps her students become college and career ready. To supplement the students’ learning, Ms. Kawasaki invited Operation HOPE and Mr. James Chen into her classroom.
Through Operation HOPE’s Business in a Box Academy, students complete a two-phase program...
At Marian Roman Catholic High School, one hundred twenty girls participated in Banking On Our Future. The students enjoyed completing their modules and had fun sharing their answers with one another.
By Dionne Waldron
As Baltimore City is working hard to bring some peace back to our beloved city, Banking on Our Future (BOOF) Baltimore was pretty busy providing students with the basic skills of financial dignity. We gave them all HOPE for the future.
April has been deemed Financial Capability/Literacy month. BOOF BALTIMORE starting the month off with educating 360 youth that will be employed with the Hire One...
By Jhamasa Lewis-Adams
Banking On Our Future During Global Money Week
HOPE South Africa highlights it’s Banking on Our Future learners in the Western Cape as they participate in Global Money Week. Mrs. Wells, an Educator and HOPE Corps Volunteer, enjoyed teaching the modules and was impressed at the level of engagement from the learners.
At Factreton Primary School, the majority of the learners come...
By LaSheryl Askew
When it comes to personal finances, education must come first. I had the opportunity to partner with Bank on Memphis & The University of Tennessee Extension to bring an interactive simulation, “On My Own”, to a local high school in Memphis. The program is designed for youth and young adults between the ages 13-20. The goal is to provide students with insight in regard to their future...
Volunteers from SunTrust Bank shined a light on the importance of financial education with students at Washington DC Public School- Seaton Elementary. During the month of March 2015, 8 volunteers from SunTrust’s DC and McLean VA Commercial Relationship Specialist Team shared the message of financial empowerment with the students.
By James Chen
On March 12, 2015, East West Bank and Operation HOPE collaborated once again to reach out into the community by teaching financial literacy to over 250 students at Dewey Elementary in San Gabriel, California.
Under the leadership of East West Bank’s Dorothy Chan, Vice President, Manager of Community Development, and Sam Kim, CRA Analyst, they recruited 19 of their colleagues to teach students...
This month, to celebrate Global Money Week (GMW), Operation HOPE provided Banking on Our Future sessions for 3rd grade students at Brown, 5th graders at Pine Ridge Elementary, Stone Mountain, GA and for the kids at John Marshall Elementary and Lamberton Middle School in Philadelphia, PA. Some 3 million children and youth participants from more than 100 countries and 490 participating organizations joined in the activities March 9 -14, 2015.
Los Angeles & Orange County Program Manager for Youth Empowerment Programs at Operation HOPE James Chen was honored by The California Teachers Association Service Center One Community Council Outreach Action Team on March 18. James was recognized for his ongoing support and dedication to the students and teachers at Rio Hondo Elementary School in the Arcadia area.
The fifth graders of Pine Ridge Elementary School in Stone Mountain, Georgia have Global Money Week on the brain and "in the bank!" In this Banking on Our Future session, led by the AWESOME Mr. Rashid Rashad of mentor organization "A Titus Man," the students were engaged and responsive as they explained the 'do's' and 'don't's" of credit! Go PANTHERS!
As part of the Philadelphia City Controller’s Youth Mentor Program, the Controller’s Office partnered with Operation HOPE to provide financial education within the classroom.
We are providing Banking on Our Future classes at Brown every Friday in March to 93 students in the 3rd grade. Getting them started early!
Operation HOPE is proud to partner with Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) for Global Money Week. Global Money Week engages children worldwide in learning how money works, including saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and entrepreneurship. Operation HOPE’s President of Global Youth Empowerment, Mary Ehrsam, serves on the board for CYFI.
This week, over 2,600 students across the US will...