“In the 20th century, the issue around the world was democracy, with Dr. King marching in the southern states, Nelson Mandela marching in South Africa, and Gandhi before them marching for justice in India. The issue was democracy, and without the vote you were a slave. Today, in the 21st century, the issue is global economics, and without an understanding of the language of money (financial literacy), and a bank...
Last week, NY HOPE Financial Dignity Center Team member, Sammy Saunders, stepped out of the nest at the Harlem HOPE Center to reach out to a new audience for the Community Lending Consultant – children at the Y-COP Youth Community Outreach Program. Y-COP, a six week summer program in Mount Vernon, NY, engages kids in positive activities when school recess isn’t an option. It was a first for the...
Individuals from the government, nonprofits, banks, credit unions, associations and other organizations focused on increasing financial literacy gathered in Portland, Oregon on April 20th to help kick off Money Smart Week 2012.
Operation HOPE (HOPE) is celebrating 20-years of bringing financial dignity to underserved communities in a big way, launching a new website to keep followers on track of the host of celebratory and empowerment events throughout 2012.
Another great client testimonial from the Atlanta HOPE Center about the great services being provided by Financial Management Consultant Patrice Washington:
First Republic Bank started off 2012 with a terrific volunteer effort, committing 2 days to educating students at P.S./M.S. 96 in East Harlem, NY. Led by Lisa Johnson, the New York team, living up to their high standards, came extremely well prepared and hit a home run!.
An inspiring story from a student in Portland who recently participated in Operation HOPE's Banking on Our Future Financial Dignity curriculum.
Operation HOPE launched last week a fund-raising text campaign that will bring attention to our empowerment programs and promote individual giving opportunities to a broader audience.
On Tuesday November 15th, 2011 a group of NYSE Euronext volunteers taught Financial Literacy at Park East High School in New York City using Operation HOPE's Banking on Our Future curriculum. The effort was driven by NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niedermaier, who has been a longtime supporter of Operation HOPE.
Operation HOPE has raised and deployed more than $1 billion in 70 under-served communities across America, restructured or amended more than $350 million in subprime mortgages and served more than 1.5 million individuals with financial literacy empowerment with the help of 15,000 HOPE Corps volunteers, and more than 5,000 partners from government, community and the private sector.
On October 13, Operation HOPE and Gallup will host the inaugural forum introducing the results of the Gallup-HOPE Index--a new study designed to measure the economic energy and financial literacy of America’s youth. We'll be live blogging from the event starting at 10 AM PST.
There is no doubt that the global economic crisis has caused a recession in philanthropic giving in America, but thanks to the partners and supporters who have continued to support the work of Operation HOPE, through volunteerism, financial support and leadership initiatives, we have been able to accomplish:
Amid nearly 100 guests, high atop a hill in Winter Park, Colorado, Operation HOPE First Senior Vice President and Global Chief of Financial Literacy, Mary L Hagerty exchanged wedding vows with popular design artist, Bradley Ehrsam, on June 26, 2011.