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The HOPE Financial Dignity Center in New Orleans was extremely busy this month due to Financial Literacy Day and the Entrepreneur Training Program graduation.
H.D. Woodson Senior High School students enjoyed a very special event on April 30th in celebration of Financial Literacy Month. The day started with an assembly in which Operation HOPE Founder & CEO, John Hope Bryant served as the keynote speaker.
Operation HOPE New Orleans educated approximately 130 9th grade students at International High School in New Orleans during a special financial literacy day event organized at the school on April 11. The workshop was delivered in partnership with Regions Bank and Loyola University.
This week, Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray issued a proclamation commemorating April 2012 as “Financial Literacy Awareness Month” in the District of Columbia.
The Access HOPE Miami team and two Americorps Vista volunteers from the City of Miami, Lauren Pena and Myrlande Regis, wrapped up a successful month of programming consisting of four adult Credit and Money Management workshops, participating in the D.A. Dorsey Vocational School Fair and one youth financial literacy workshop.
Over the weekend, our HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Center in South Gate participated in the 2011 Easter Eggstravaganza for financial literacy month, hosted by the city of Compton in collaboration with Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones.
This year, the HOPE National Call Center in Poway, CA participated in National Financial Literacy Month by sharing the work they do with our partner CoreLogic, setting-up an information table at the CoreLogic office where the Call Center is housed.
On April 19th, Operation HOPE in New Orleans hosted a “Strategies & Discipline for Sales” seminar for its Entrepreneurs and Small Business Clients. Retired Marketing Professor and Wharton School of Business Graduate, Mr. William Groome lead the interactive session, which covered the key concepts required for building strong sales and marketing strategies.
Over the weekend, we held a unique Homebuyers Workshop at the Maywood HOPE Center, with over twenty people showing up from the Los Angeles Habitat for Humanity Program. HOPE is currently building on a longterm relationship with Habitat for Humanity in order to provide clients with complete homebuyer education workshops, approved by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
On Friday, April 15th, several hundred Atlanta middle school students were exposed to Operation HOPE's award winning financial literacy curriculum, Banking on Our Future at a special day-long workshop delivered by students from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University along with associates from the Bank of New York Mellon.
The U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability met in Washington D.C. this morning. I am proud to serve President Barack Obama as a member of this important Council, and serve on 3 of its 4 committees. I invite you to tune in via webcast to learn more about what the Council is doing overall.
This Friday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will host a leadership summit featuring keynote addresses by four distinguished speakers, including Operation HOPE's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John Hope Bryant. The event, scheduled from 8:30 am-11:30 am, will provide an opportunity to learn about the role of leadership in today’s corporate, economic, nonprofit and public environments. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is located at 1 Memorial Drive Kansas City, MO 64198.