Stories of HOPE: Steve Cardenas-Najera

By Susie Casillas, Social Media Fellow Steve is currently in his fourth year at San Jose State University studying Business Management at the Lucas College of Business and is an active member of the Latino Business Student Association (LBSA) on campus. The LBSA is an organization that aims to help generate the leaders of today and professionals of tomorrow. After graduations Steve plans to continue working for...

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...

Global Money Week Makes Waves in South Africa

By Jhamasa Lewis-Adams Banking On Our Future During Global Money Week        HOPE South Africa highlights it’s Banking on Our Future learners in the Western Cape as they participate in Global Money Week. Mrs. Wells, an Educator and HOPE Corps Volunteer, enjoyed teaching the modules and was impressed at the level of engagement from the learners. At Factreton Primary School, the majority of the learners come...

“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...

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 &...

HOPE Participates in Global Money Week 2015

Operation HOPE is proud to partner with Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) for Global Money Week. Global Money Week engages children worldwide in learning how money works, including saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and entrepreneurship. Operation HOPE’s President of Global Youth Empowerment, Mary Ehrsam, serves on the board for CYFI. This week, over 2,600 students across the US will...

Four Teams from Parker Elementary School Move on to Business Role Model Phase

By David Booth-Metwally Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Parker Elementary School’s 5th and 6th graders competed in Operation HOPE’s HOPE Business in a Box Academy school-wide pitch competition. The school’s nine remaining Business in a Box groups pitched their business ideas before a panel of three judges and their peers in the school auditorium. The Bay Area based judges came from a variety of backgrounds. Lisa...

Stories of HOPE: Brian Scrip

Brian Scrip is not a superstar. At least, not according to him. “I am just a person who is lucky enough to be able to teach financial literacy to kids and help Operation HOPE,” he says. It’s a win-win scenario for Brian.

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.

Partnerships and Presents for the Holidays

The Harlem Financial Dignity Center had the pleasure of receiving a Christmas Tree from the group Hugs for Harlem, an organization that provides positive and uplifting activities for youth in the Harlem area. Mike Green, the founder and CEO of Hugs for Harlem, is a frequent regular of the HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York Cyber Café as well as our computer classes. During his time spent at the HOPE...

NBC Gives A Voice to Education with ‘Education Nation’

This September, NBC will highlight the opinions and dilemmas of teachers its third annual televised town hall "Education Nation," a platform for open discussion and a collective push to optimize the classroom experiences of American youth. News anchor Brian Williams will interview teachers from across the nation to highlight the need for new policies during this pertinent lead-up to the 2012 Presidential Election.

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