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...

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.

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.

Banking on Our Future for Beginners Part II: Defining Dignity

BOOF For Beginners Part II: Defining Dignity Read Part One The word dignity is an elusive term – something difficult for adults to understand let alone children. Yet Operation HOPE stresses dignity as a fundamental aspect of our Banking on Our Future youth curriculum. Ann and I braced ourselves. As young adults, we’re still learning the definition of dignity with every step we take. When we returned to...

New Students Kick Off Freshman Year With A Bang (and a Buck)

College orientations are an exciting introduction to a new stage of life, and now they got just a little better with the introduction of Banking on Our Future College Edition at North Carolina A&T State University.

Operation HOPE 20th Anniversary Bus Tour Connects Past Challenges with Future Opportunity

Operation HOPE this week marked the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King Riots by leading a convoy of investors, community leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials on a bus tour through South Los Angeles.

You Can Be Whatever You Want

“You can be whatever you want to be." It’s such a common concept in the United States--the Land of Opportunity--that it seems as though this phrase is ingrained in our national soul.

Watch the The Gallup-HOPE Index Forum

On October 13, Operation HOPE and Gallup announced the results of the Gallup-HOPE Index–a new study designed to measure the economic energy and financial literacy of America’s youth.

Operation HOPE Portland’s David Bell Hosts Financial Seminar for Retirees

So much of the financial literacy efforts in Oregon and throughout the country focus on youth that it's essential to offer resources for adults and seniors on the topic as well

Operation HOPE and the Financial Services Roundtable Announce Financial Education Roadmap

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...

Nation’s Leaders Converge at New York HOPE Forum to Chart Course for Economic Revival

Leaders from across the nation gathered at the New York Stock Exchange last week for an historic two-day conference focused on revitalizing the American economy through investment in underserved communities.

Operation HOPE to Ring NYSE Closing Bell to Kick-Off HOPE Financial Literacy Forum

On Wednesday, July 20 Lance Triggs, Executive Vice President of Operation HOPE, Inc. joined by Celie Niehaus, Senior Vice President of E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corp. and Michael Smith, President of New York Bankers Association will ring The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to highlight the 2011 HOPE New York Financial Literacy Forum, The Rebirth of America, Post Economic Crisis. The forum will take place on Thursday, July 21 at the NYSE.

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