Earlier in May, two classes of students at Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles went through Banking on Our Future and then used their knowledge to teach other students in their school about the principles of Dignity, Banking, Budgeting, Checking & Savings Accounts, and Credit.
I'm a financial services account manager for CoreLogic. I was recruited to participate with Banking on Our Future Orange County at the very last minute, and am so happy I accepted. My time at Middle College High School on Monday was amazing!
On May 19, Bank of America volunteers teamed up with our Banking on Our Future team in Dallas to deliver financial empowerment workshops to the 5th grade classes at Nancy Moseley Elementary in Dallas, teaching students the fundamentals of banking, budgeting, credit, and investing.
OneUnited Bank's promotion of "Financial Literacy for Youth" has reached several important milestones in 2011. In February, OneUnited Bank President and Chief Operating Officer Teri Williams released her new children's book entitled I Got Bank! The book is the centerpiece of OneUnited Bank's new initiative to promote financial literacy for urban youth.
Tornado warnings did not keep over 70 volunteers from 13 partner organizations and our 6 Mid-Atlantic Board members away from Roosevelt High School in NW Washington DC, where the team collectively educated approximately 650 students from grades 9 through 12
On a sunny and beautiful Thursday afternoon looking outside of a classroom window, a Cinco de Mayo celebration at Alameda College was in full swing, while a group of dedicated students enrolled in the Small Business Management Class kept their focus on the first round of the Mock Venture Capital Presentation contest headed by instructor Carolyn Johnson.
On Thursday, April 21st, the ING Direct Café in Los Angeles hosted a BOOF workshop for the Young Women of the Emerging Leaders program of the Tau Beta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. With about 10 students present, ING Direct employees went over the basic concepts of dignity, banking, and checking & savings accounts.
In 2009, we organized a groundbreaking global summit in Washington DC to tackle the most pressing issues of financial education affecting our nation today. Here's a short video presentation from summit participants talking about the future of financial literacy in America.
On Wednesday April 6, 2011, students at Chicago's Truman College taught our Banking on Our Future curriculum to 45 youth during Money Smart Week. The workshop, organized by Truman's Student Government Committee for Students, focused on teaching the students various ways to save money and efficiently budget for college life. The event also provided the students with additional activities that helped them optimize their current spending habits.
On April 4, 2011, members of the Operation HOPE DC team helped kick-off financial literacy month with the grand opening and ribbon cutting for NAACP's new Financial Freedom Center headquartered at the historic Thurgood Marshall YMCA Center in Washington, DC--the first African American YMCA to open in the United States in 1906.
The following is a personal testimonial letter received from a client of our Mortgage HOPE Crisis Hotline, commending a member of the Operation HOPE team on the great job they did in securing her mortgage loan modification, after nothing else worked. Thanks to the support of our partners, all HOPE mortgage crisis services are free of charge. All you have to do is to invest a bit of yourself.
In an effort to give a more holistic overview of the many programs and services offered at our brick and mortar locations across the country, we've officially renamed our HOPE Centers into HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Centers. The announcement came in a press release on our website on March 31, on the eve of National Financial Literacy Month.
On March 31st, Operation HOPE was honored to recognize Denver’s dedicated volunteer base. With event space generously donated by TIAA-CREF and with gift cards and items generously donated by area organizations including the Denver Nuggets, Starbucks, and Walmart, Operation HOPE (HOPE) was able to appropriately thank those individuals in Denver that generously give their time and talent to deliver Banking on Our Future (BOOF) to at-risk youth throughout the community. With over 350 trained volunteers in