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
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.
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.
The OregonLive.com blog published a post on Friday highlighting several nonprofits and organizations in Portland that are offering free financial planning assistance during "Money Smart Week," from April 2-9. Money Smart Week is promoted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and other groups.
Operation HOPE's Chairman, Founder & CEO John Hope Bryant will discuss innovative methods for improving the financial knowledge of California's students on April 2nd at at the California Financial Literacy Conference for Educators at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
President Barack Obama released today his annual proclamation for National Financial Literacy Month in which he underscored the need for all Americans to understand the increasing complexities of today's financial system in order to build for themselves and their families a secure and sustainable future. The president said that a better understanding of the financial system can help prevent another economic crisis and called on Americans to recommit to improving financial education.
Intended to promote a healthier understanding of the financial system, President Obama proclaimed April as National Financial Literacy Month. Calling on Americans to recommit to teaching themselves and our children about the basics of financial education, financial literacy month is an effort to avoid a future financial crisis like the one we are experiencing and to help families do more with the money they make.
Operation HOPE was featured earlier this week on BlogTalkRadio, an online talk radio website that allows anyone, anywhere in the world the ability to host a live show online with a telephone and computer.
Have you ever had a question about finances that you never knew who to ask? This is your chance to ask it. Operation HOPE and Financial Beginnings are organizing a panel of financial experts to help you answer your burning money questions.
Operation HOPE partnered over the weekend with Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated to help spread financial literacy education and economic empowerment in the alumnae chapter's 3rd annual Economic Opportunity Empowerment Fair held Saturday at Greenbriar Mall.