Having recently celebrated a birthday, worked hard on the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, then traveled to Alabama for the Thanksgiving holiday, Gabrielle’s November has been jam-packed! To top it all off, she is the November recipient of the FILE Monthly Award. Congratulations to Gabrielle for being the November Fellow of the Month!
My experience of the 2013 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit (HGFDS) is a memory I will forever cherish. At the closing of this amazing summit, it is almost surreal that the two days of the HGFDS flew by so quickly after months of preparation. Although many could think of this large-scale event as an arduous task, not only did I survive, but I even thrived! In my mind, I am asking, “What is next?”
Recently, HOPE was asked by Internships.com to be featured in their new weekly blog series called, “Company Spotlight.” This fresh blog series showcases companies that Internships.com think are interesting, and offer good internship opportunities for students.
By Amelia Casillas, FILE Program Manager
Moving into its second year of operation, the Fellows, Interns and Loaned Executive (FILE) Program at Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) welcomed new Fellows and Interns into the HOPE family and implemented some exciting new changes!
In 2013 alone, there have been over 600 applications for various Fellowships around the country. With about a 4% acceptance rate, the FILE program is...
by Edward K. Minta, Development Fellow – Office of the Chairman
Before delving further into how Entrepreneurship and Capitalism work alongside one another, each must be understood at its most basic level.
“An entrepreneur is a person who organizes and manages a business undertaking, assuming the risk for the sake of profit. An entrepreneur: Sees an opportunity; makes a plan; starts the business; manages the...
by Amelia Casillas, Program Manager, Fellows, Interns and Loaned Executives
October kicked off an exciting new initiative for the Fellows, Interns and Loaned Executive (FILE) Program at Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE). Once a month, Fellows and Interns now have the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Based on a set of determinants, including community service, involvement in leadership...
by Gabrielle Arrington, Development Fellow – HOPE Office of Partnerships
Through an ongoing office initiative, “HOPE ATL Supports”, HOPE Atlanta interns, fellows, and staff have been volunteering their time with civic and community organizations in the metro area. As a HOPE Fellow, I had the opportunity to coordinate an office community service activity with Trinity Community Ministries, and arrange a...
by Badryah Alhusaini, Accounting Fellow, Los Angeles
My name is Badryah Alhusaini. I am the Accounting Fellow at HOPE’s Los Angeles office. The first few months of my fellowship were nothing short of great.
During my last few months in graduate school, I was eagerly searching for jobs. I always knew I wanted to end up working at a nonprofit. Therefore, when I came across Operation HOPE’s fellowship opportunity,...
As a new fellow to the Operation HOPE family, I have experienced nothing but excellence. It seems as though everyone is working together for a common purpose and it displays in the everyday activities and tasks. My name is Neia Omer and I am the HOPE Forums Fellow Special Assistant.
A special thank you this month to HOPE Mid-Atlantic Board Chair Mr. Lionel Savage and First American Financial Corporation. They recently donated $16,500 to the FILE program, ensuring roles for future Fellows through 2013.
MasterCard’s partnership with Operation HOPE in 2011 marked a huge step towards greater transparency, consumer empowerment, best practices initiatives, and a strong commitment to universal financial literacy in the payment card industry. Among MasterCard’s financial literacy aims is the effort to educate consumers about prepaid cards, also known as “stored value” cards. Operation HOPE’s learning programs provide a strong platform from which students and underserved communities can better understand, and maximize the benefits of this important financial option.
This summer, Banking on Our Future College Edition welcomed its first summer fellow- Agustin Garcia. Besides being an amazingly intelligent and humble young man, Agustin has a passion to impact his native nation of Mexico with financial literacy to begin shifting the minds of those who have been limited because of a lack of knowledge in finance.
By Noemi Almodovar, Denver HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB) Fellow
As a Denver native and a 2009 graduate of Montbello High School, I joined Operation HOPE with the goal of serving the very community that I grew up a part of.
While completing my undergraduate degree in International Studies from Colorado Christian University earlier this year, I began looking for the most lucrative way to aid my community in order for...