Spreading HOPE at the Grady Nia Domestic Violence Program

By Bryant Allen At Operation HOPE our goal is to reach you where you are, wherever you are. Sometimes that means going to some unorthodox places. This past Saturday, Ashley Manago, our Financial Management Counselor here at HOPE inside Ebenezer, went outside to spread the message of Silver Rights. According to the Emory Website the Grady Nia Domestic Violence Program is an intervention/research project for African...

Client Testimonial: Peggy Lucas and Budgeting Tools

By Jessica Washington The Cyber Cafe at HOPE Inside Ebenezer in Atlanta hosted an Excel workshop last week. Rather than talk about it in a lecture, I encouraged participants to utilize the accounting tools Excel provides. This allowed for a more hands-on approach and encouraged everybody to see the benefits of this mighty software. I emailed participants my family budget worksheet; complete with functions and...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Global Dignity Day and Get Smart About Credit Day

Banking on Our Future Baltimore partnered with Overlea High School to celebrate Global Dignity Day and Get Smart About Credit day (an American Bankers Association program) on Wednesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 16, 2014.   Over the two days, volunteers from American Bankers Association (ABA), 1st Mariner Bank, Eastern Savings Bank, M&T Bank, The Harbor Bank of Maryland, TD Bank, SunTrust Bank and...

Operation HOPE South Africa Celebrates Mandela Day and His Long Walk to “Financial” Freedom

On July 18, Operation HOPE South Africa celebrated Mandela Day and Savings Month with children and adults in Heideveld and Diepsloot. At the end of the day’s activities the Banking On Our Future savings course was taught to the kids as part of the Long Walk to “Financial” Freedom.

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...

My First Week Banking on Our Future in South Africa

Woke up very nervous about my first day of work today. Throughout my day, though, all of my worries gradually vanished. Everyone was incredibly helpful, welcoming and patient as I hit the ground running and got oriented to this new job and new country.

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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