Amplify Baltimore Youth’s Through Financial Dignity

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...

Orlando Credit, Management, and Home Buyer Workshop

By Porsha Porter The Orlando Hope Inside SunTrust office had a great workshop this past weekend! Our attendees were very engaged throughout the presentation and grateful for all of the information they learned about credit, financial management, and homeownership. Our partners at Frontline Outreach provided a great facility and much support to help make it a success and Matthew Maniaci did a great job distracting...

“On My Own” in Memphis

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...

Testimonial- Venisha Whitley

Client testimonial from Operation HOPE Memphis. Shared By HOPE Financial Management Counselor, Sherita Goodman. This testimony is reflecting on how Operation HOPE has really enlightened and helped me to get on the right track with Financial Wellness. I have always been private about my finances and wouldn’t seek help until it was too late. I wanted to learn some things from the workshop that would help me really...

All Faith Financial Freedom Fair in Oakland Saturday, 3/28!

By Rebecca Blanco Operation HOPE and East Bay Church of Religious Science would love to welcome you to a health and wealth event in Oakland this Saturday, March 28th from 8 am – 2 pm. Everyone is welcome! Learn from an esteemed panel of experts on how to overcome financial fear and gain financial freedom. It’s time to increase your wealth and mental health! You will gain a wealth of inside tips &...

Operation HOPE Inspires Economic Empowerment at Santa Teresa Elementary School

The students of Santa Teresa Elementary School in San Jose, Ca. got to enjoy a break from their regular class schedule to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and legacy with a visit from HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant.

Reflections on Financial Education from a HOPE Center Financial Consultant

On Thursday, December 13, I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the HAPPI Program, an outreach program for young adults preparing to go to college. There were 20 organizations in attendance to inform the students about different professional fields so that the students could make choices about what they would like to study in college.

Operation HOPE Rocks Out at the CBGB Festival

Operation HOPE has interacted will all sorts of folks in its years advocating silver rights. From young children to aspiring entrepreneurs, everyone has the right to learn financial management. But what about punk rockers?

John Hope Bryant Speaks to the Power of Entrepreneurship on The Intersection Show with Jeff Johnson

Gone are the days when young people join companies, beg for jobs & opportunities and wait to climb the ladder in the big business world. Instead, many may find that this cycle and those steps to becoming a CEO are simply unavailable, and according to the national unemployment rate --8.2%-- it may remain this way for a while (U.S. Department of Labor, June 2012).

CGI America 2012: John Hope Bryant on Creating New Pathways to Opportunity

Our founder John Hope Bryant speaks to the fundamentally transformative power of financial dignity at the Clinton Global Initiative's America 2012 Conference, held last week in Chicago, IL.

A Volunteer Shares Her Thoughts on Financial Literacy in South Africa

A volunteer reflects on her experience teaching BOOF: "These intelligent young people just needed to be showed the right direction and supported to help them rise above their circumstances to become valued and contributing members of society."

Huffington Post: Dr. King’s Dream and 700 Credit Score Communities

Our nation can and should feel proud of what we did to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. earlier this year, with the formal unveiling of the monument in his name in our nation's capital. That said, honoring the man is different from honoring his life's work, his commitments when he was with us, or more so, what he was working on when he left here.

Fannie Mae Employee Leads Banking on Our Future Session in Dallas

Andy Bardach, a HOPE Corps Volunteer from Fannie Mae, recently lead a Banking on Our Future session for students at Gunter High school in Dallas, Texas. He describes the workshop and shares his reasons for being a HOPE Corps volunteer

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