“Doing emotional due diligence is just as important as doing financial due diligence. It is actually people that make money and lose money, not Excel spreadsheets.”
– Haila Tomasdottir, CEO of Audur...
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
Earlier this month, Operation HOPE brought Banking on Our Future College Edition to North Carolina Agriculture and Technical University, teaching Phase I of the curriculum to 160 incoming students.
Operation HOPE and The Financial Services Roundtable announced on July 20 the Financial Education Resource Roadmap. The Roadmap demonstrates that every K-12 school throughout the U.S. can have access to free financial education curriculums.
The Roadmap consists of 36 comprehensive curriculums of which:
22 curriculums can be completed online; and
6 curriculums provide free volunteer tutors.
In addition, the...
Last week, thirty-one PwC interns from the Baltimore office taught Operation HOPE's Banking on Our Future financial literacy curriculum to over 100 students at the Upward Bound Summer Academy of Math and Science and the Talent Search programs at Morgan State University.
Last week my colleague Tyrone and I attended the CompassPoint Executive Leadership Program sponsored by Citi Bank.The three-day seminar was attended by 16 Executive Directors, CEO’s, and Presidents, all from a variety of California nonprofits that participated in program.
Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant speaks about the power of Financial Literacy and urban entrepreneurship at the White House Urban Entrepreneurship Summit held on Monday, June 6th, 2011, in Newark, New Jersey.
Today, what America needs now is the nurturing of a new generation of urban entrepreneurs who understand "the language of money," and particularly young urban entrepreneurs, small business owners and self-employment projects. A young, empowered generation of silver rights leaders, on fire with hope, esteem and opportunity in their own lives.
Construction on our new flagship HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Center at Ebenezer is off to an amazing start!
Last month, Operation HOPE in New Orleans provided one-on-one coaching to 56 clients, helping with the development of 15 business plans, 9 marketing plans, 2 financial projections, 5 strategic coaching sessions, as well as organizing 25 BP Claims assistance sessions.
Operation HOPE is being highlighted this quarter by Talk & Taste, a Signature Networking and Fundraising Event Series that promotes mingling between Atlanta professionals while bringing awareness to local non-profit organizations. Each Talk &Taste event has a different cultural theme to create a variety of networking experiences.
Please join us Monday, June 6, for an exclusive live web broadcast of the White House Urban Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by the Obama administration and the Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.
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.