The Oakland Raiders team up with Operation HOPE Oakland to Fundraise for Bay Area Youth

For the fourth year in a row, Operation HOPE Oakland and the Oakland Raiders are teaming up to fundraise for Operation HOPE Oakland's Youth Empowerment Programs. The Raiders are offering discounted lower level tickets ranging from $55 - $75, with $20 from every ticket sold going to help fund programs like Banking on Our Future, a free youth financial literacy curriculum, and HOPE Business-in-a-Box Academy, a youth entrepreneurship program offered at no cost to our schools.

Financial Literacy From a 14 year-olds Perspective

By: Grant Washington   Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world. Financial literacy is need to be aware of your money. One of the things you need to know is how it affects your future. You also, should know your goals so you’re not impulse spending. Finally you should have some type of budget or plan for what you will do with your money. These are a few things you need to...

Cesar Chavez Public Charter School Joins Operation HOPE to Prepare for the Working World

April was an interesting yet busy month at Operation HOPE. An event that was particularly gratifying included the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School fellows program, where students come work for our organization.

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Tara Dennis Speaks With Alpha Kappa Psi About Financial Literacy

By Kenya Mathias, Intern, Public Relations and Communications   Alpha Kappa Psi had Operation HOPE to speak during  rush week for the fraternity because it is very important for young college students to know about their finances because this is the time where we are diving into the financial world. We specifically chose Tara Dennis, Portfolio Manager for Youth Empowerment Initiatives – Atlanta Market...

New York Center Brings GED Assistance

By Denise Gordon, PH.D. and Donna Lynn Burton, Vice President, HOPE Financial Dignity Center NY Participants are now able to prepare for the GED Exam as well as obtain much needed information on how to and the importance of financial literacy at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York. Since December 2009, Operation HOPE in Harlem has welcomed participants who wish receive their GED.  Securing the GED is the...

HOPE on GoGo Radio

By Erik Rushing, Vice President, HOPE Financial Dignity Center DC Operation HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Washington DC would like to thank one of our partners, Hermond Palmer of Industrial Bank, for sponsoring on’s Money Matters Mondays segment. The show discusses matters that impact our community financially. The show is hosted by Cedric Lewis, an OHDC Community Lender. He featured Real Estate...

Artists Turned Entrepreneurs in New Orleans

On Wednesday January 30th, 2013 Operation HOPE in New Orleans held its 6th Graduation Ceremony at the Blue Plate Artists Loft honoring six artists who completed the twelve week Entrepreneurial Program (ETP).

Nurturing Entrepreneurial Passion: Atlanta Program Graduate Launches Business

When Inari Batini came to HOPE Center Atlanta she wasn't planning on starting a business of her own, but she was curious. She thought, “I don't have a business, but business information is good, right?” Inari described her potential as "a lump of coal"- she didn't recognized her own talent and passions.

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.

Rhonda J. Williams Teaches First Workshop as Financial Management Counselor

HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta at Ebenezer welcomed the newest edition to their team- Financial Management Counselor Rhonda J. Williams. Rhonda first arrived at HOPE Atlanta in July as a skill-based volunteer eager to assist in HOPE’s mission to bring financial dignity to the community. Through Operation HOPE’s Credit and Money Management workshops, which are offered at the center every third...

HOPE Center Atlanta at Ebenezer Home Ownership Program Looking Forward to a Successful Year

Operation HOPE’s Hope for Home Ownership Program closed out the year with an impressive over 150 potential home buyers educated. As we begin 2013 we look forward to new and exciting things on the horizon; from developing new partnerships to launching an innovative way to educate future home owners.  Operation HOPE is committed to helping people in low-wealth neighborhoods become homeowners, and the Operation...

Micro-Lending Making Small Business Dreams a Reality: HOPE Center D.C. Client Leroy Jackson Featured on Kiva Zip

Starting a business in the current economy can seem like an unachievable dream. But Leroy Jackson has already shown that he can beat the odds. Now, with the help of Operation HOPE's Small Business Empowerment Program and the new Kiva Zip program, Leroy is turning his dreams into action and raising funds to start his own accounting and tax preparation business, The Jackson Group, LLC.

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