BOOF In A Day in Aurora, Colorado!

For the fourth straight year, Operation HOPE Denver worked with Aurora Youth 4 Success to host yet another successful BOOF In A Day program! Students arrived ready for their second week of summer programming through Aurora Youth 4 Success, a summer skills development initiative launched by State Senator Nancy Todd, her husband Terry Todd, and Advocate for Children’s Executive Director Peggy Rudden. Five of our superb volunteers were also ready to interact and share their financial literacy insight with all one hundred high school students in attendance.

Operation HOPE South Africa Will Celebrate Mandela Day July 18

July is here again! On Friday, July 18th 2014, Operation HOPE South Africa will be giving back to the community of Diepsloot through our Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program at Afrika Tikkun's "Wings of Life Centre."

Operation HOPE partner Clinton Global Initiative announced a new youth initiative – Job One

Last week, Operation HOPE partner Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new initiative, Job One that helps the “nearly six million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 who are out of school and out of work – a staggering number that strains too many local communities and limits long-term economic growth prospects in the United States.” We applaud and...

Miami Conducts Credit and Money Management Workshops for Summer Youth Employment Program

By Ana Rojas – Financial Coach, Office of City of Miami During the month of June 2014, Miami conducted the Summer Youth Employment and Financial Empowerment Program enrollment and orientation. On June 9, 2014, 107 students between 16 and 19 years old participated in our Credit and Money Management workshops. Different financial institutions participated such as, Wells Fargo, South Florida Education Credit...

Popular Community Bank employees raise $12,800 for Operation HOPE

"Prince Charming" Mike McCracken, Popular’s Chicago Region President and HOPE Midwestern board member, and "The Mad Hatter" Manuel Chinea, Chief Operating Officer, announced employees raised $12,800 through a variety of fundraising events.

Operation HOPE Welcomes Casey McQuillan as Our New Project 5117 Fellow

Casey McQuillan recently joined the Operation Hope family as our Project 5117 fellow from both the Roosevelt Institute and Andrew Goodman Foundation. A rising sophomore at Amherst College, Casey studies Mathematics and Economics while serving as President of the Amherst Debate Society and as a member of the Executive Board for the Roosevelt Campus Network chapter at his school.

Saving America: One Derrick at a Time

“What’s it going to be ~ a pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes, or one share of Nike stock?” Detroit’s Young Derrick Is My Hope. Derrick lives in Detroit’s inner city and was about ten years old when I heard about him through our HOPE Global Youth Empowerment Group division. Derrick’s school was participating in our six-session Banking on Our Future financial literacy course at Operation HOPE,...

First Republic Bank Joined Operation HOPE In Times Square to Teach Banking On Our Future

In collaboration with First Republic Bank, we brought 25 11th and 12th graders from Wadleigh Secondary School in Harlem to the bank's headquarters in Times Square. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First Republic Bank representatives taught our Banking On Our Future curriculum to the students.

Operation HOPE and Mildred B. Janson Elementary Inspire Leadership in Students

From the outside, Mildred B. Janson Elementary looks like a small school. However, the campus houses nearly 700 students daily, from preschool to sixth grade. Operation HOPE arrived for the first time at Mildred B. Janson on June 10th, to share our Banking On Our Future financial literacy curriculum in 11 classrooms, ranging from third to sixth grade.

My First Week Banking on Our Future in South Africa

Woke up very nervous about my first day of work today. Throughout my day, though, all of my worries gradually vanished. Everyone was incredibly helpful, welcoming and patient as I hit the ground running and got oriented to this new job and new country.

Operation HOPE Goes to Morris K. Hamasaki Elementary School to Teach Banking on Our Future

On May 21, Operation HOPE volunteers traveled to East Los Angeles to teach baking and budgeting to the students of Morris K. Hamasaki Elementary School. The mix of first-time volunteers and seasoned veterans came from Universal Bank, Union Bank, H&R Block, and Wells Fargo to educate the third to sixth graders.

Comerica Volunteers Teach Banking On Our Future at Inglewood High School

Early Tuesday morning, Comerica Bank volunteers Brittany Barker, Armin Rashti and Alex Thomas arrived at Inglewood High School to lead Operation HOPE’s Banking On Our Future program.

Being Part of Operation HOPE

So many programs, so many doors, so many faces, and above all, so many brand new opportunities here at Operation HOPE. I am mesmerized by the amount of people who are part of this organization, but more impressed by the amount of knowledge I have already gained in my first week as a Fellow.

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