For the first time at Operation HOPE, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta's Financial Management Counselor Rhonda J. Williams had the opportunity to conduct an English and Spanish bilingual Credit & Money Management workshop. This ground breaking workshop is part of a community partnership to provide financial education to the parents of students in the Youth Empowerment Through Learning (YELLS) program.
On Friday, March 29th, 2013 Ebenezer Baptist Church organized an Easter Festival called “Ebenezerfest.” This event included activities such as a dance contest, a food and clothing drive, and an Easter egg hunt. The weather allowed for the perfect day for the community to meet, reconnect or simply have a good time.
HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta hosted an attendance record-breaking workshop for future homeowners at on March 9, 2013, hosted by Adrienne Butler.
HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta had the opportunity to present the Financial Management and Homeownership workshop to over 35 parents at McNair Middle School during a student lock-in empowerment event.
To this day there are many youth in high school who are unaware of what they are capable of after they graduate. Coming out of high school an average student does not know what a resume or a curriculum vitae is, let alone how to construct one. Students do not readily have access to career services, or know when to seek such services. Higher education guidance is only gained if sought, or if guardians are concerned with their students furthering their education.
Financial Management Counselor Rhonda J. Williams, of the Atlanta HOPE Financial Dignity Center, had the opportunity to speak the members of Higher Living Christian Church. As part of a month long series on personal finance, Rhonda was invited to share her experience and knowledge on how to create a budget that works.
February was a busy month for the Cyber Café at the Atlanta HOPE Financial Dignity Center! We educated 78 people in computer literacy through nine different workshops. These are the many workshops we teach here at the Atlanta Cyber Café:
The room was buzzing with energy and excitement as parents and Youth Entrepreneurs began to engage with their Business Role Models. Entire families packed into the Ambassador Andrew J. Young Community Empowerment Conference Room at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. All of our Youth Entrepreneurs and their parents were excited to begin the Business Role Model Empowerment Program portion of HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB).
Saturday January 26th was an eventful day for the Atlanta HOPE Financial Dignity Center. Operation HOPE was represented at the Dress for Success meeting with the Professional Women’s Group as a special guest to speak about our services.
It was a great day on January 22 at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Atlanta because we launched two new advanced workshops: Career Preparation and Social Media & Branding. During the Social Media & Branding class students learned about LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The course incorporated ways to use social media for job hunting, building a business, developing a brand and expanding their network.
HOPE Center Atlanta launched it'a newest workshop on Tuesday, January 22nd. The Career Preparation Workshop trains participants on resume writing, cover letter writing, online job searching, professional attire and interviewing skills.
Since the grand opening of the HOPE Financial Dignity Atlanta at Ebenezer in November 2012, many visitors have commented on the HOPE Center's museum-like displays of historical images and murals depicting the story of Operation HOPE in the Atlanta region.
We would like to welcome HOPE Atlanta's newest intern - Anais Stewart!
Anais is a native Georgian and a second year student studying Economics and Politics at Oberlin College in Ohio.