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.
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 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?
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).
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 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."
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.
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
On the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King Riots/Civil Unrests, as well as the 20th anniversary of the founding of Operation HOPE, we are proud and pleased to host the 20th Anniversary "Chaos to Community" HOPE Opportunity Bus Tour, on April 24th, 2012, in South Central Los Angeles.
On Tuesday November 15th, 2011 a group of NYSE Euronext volunteers taught Financial Literacy at Park East High School in New York City using Operation HOPE's Banking on Our Future curriculum. The effort was driven by NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niedermaier, who has been a longtime supporter of Operation HOPE.
Operation HOPE is America's leading provider of economic tools and services to traditionally under-served communities helping individuals and families develop the skills needed to achieve financial stability.
Continuing with its faith based initiative, Operation HOPE in Atlanta participated as an exhibitor this past weekend at the 2011 Economic Empowerment Conference hosted by Word of Faith Family Church in Austell, GA.
The New Y0rk HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Center hosted its second small business expo on July 9, attracting a diverse crowd to the Harlem HOPE Center for a day-long event featuring more than 10 local businesses.