HOPE on GoGo Radio

By Erik Rushing, Vice President, HOPE Financial Dignity Center DC Operation HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Washington DC would like to thank one of our partners, Hermond Palmer of Industrial Bank, for sponsoring on GoGoRadio.com’s Money Matters Mondays segment. The show discusses matters that impact our community financially. The show is hosted by Cedric Lewis, an OHDC Community Lender. He featured Real Estate...

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton at ETP Graduation

The DC Financial Dignity Center held its first Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) Graduation of 2013. The Honorable Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton gave the keynote speech. Delegate Norton shared her vision of how small businesses provide growth and opportunity in the community, and she also applauded the courage our ETP graduates have shown in following their dreams of business ownership.

Understanding the Current Real Estate Market

During my seminars, I have received a lot of questions about the direction of the real estate market. An article I read in the Wall Street Journal on December 26, 2012 captured how I respond and why this is the best time to buy a home and not wait. The article depicted real estate trends from the peak of the market in 2004, the bottom of the market in 2008 and the present direction of the market.

HOPE Center DC Honors 23 Entrepreneur Training Program Graduates

On Saturday, December 15, 2012, HOPE Financial Dignity Center D.C. (HOPE Center DC) held a celebratory graduation to individually recognize the Small Business Entrepreneurship Training Program Cohort 3 class of 2012. Twenty-three newly trained small business entrepreneurs completed the training and developed their business plans. Mr. Tyoka Jackson delivered the keynote address to the graduates. Mr. Jackson is a...

Banking on Our Future, DC Finishes 2012 Stronger Than Ever

Banking on Our Future Washington DC (BOOF DC) is proud to announce that 4400 students in the Washington Metropolitan area have received financial literacy education in 2012. Schools located in Washington DC, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Alexandra City, Arlington County and Fairfax County were all touch by this enrichment program. Students across the area have participated in Financial Literacy Days...

John Hope Bryant moves crowd to action at WDC Financial Literacy Council inaugural Town Hall

“Where others see drug dealers, I see young entrepreneurs trapped in environments of joblessness and decay," said John Bryant.

12/12/12 PROVES TO BE AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR SARGENT SHRIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BANK OF AMERICA AND BANKING ON OUR FUTURE DC

Bank of America volunteers taught 226 students the basics of personal finance at Sargent Shriver Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD.  Volunteers represented the Consumer Banking, Business Banking and Mortgage divisions of Bank of America.  The financial education lessons were taught utilizing Bank of America’s Your Financial Future curriculum which focuses on Personal Money Management and the Basics of...

Banking on Our Future, DC Kicks Off the 2012-2013 School Year With A Bang

Banking on Our Future Program- Washington DC started the 2012-2013 school year with a bang.    In the first 3 months of the school year 1,300 will be educated in Washington DC, Prince George’s county, Montgomery County, Arlington County and Fairfax County.    Volunteers from various financial institutions and trade organizations have reached students imparting valuable information about the importance of...

DC HOPE Center Gets a BARCODE

We all know that technology is getting better and better at providing convenience for people and with the invention of the QR (Quick Response) Code the world just got a bit more convenient.   The HOPE Financial Dignity Center, DC,  has now created a QR Code that will provide a new, quick, and effortless access for all our clients, partners and friends, via smartphone scanning.   Originally designed for...

DC Cohort 3 Entrepreneurial Training Program Final Business Plan Presentation

Washington, DC — On Wednesday, November 30th 2012,  Cohort 3 of the DC Small Business Program’s, Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) class, successfully finished the business plan presentation at the DC HOPE Center. The HOPE Center DC Small Business team invited three judges who listened and provided feedback and share their experience with the participants. The judge team had strong banking,...

DC HOPE Center: Reflections On A Successful November

The DC HOPE Center  is coming off a jam-packed November with a lot of exciting activities. A new partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) program kicked-off and the 6-week program is off and running.   In November, we had 212 Cyber Café Memberships. Abby, HOPE Center Customer Service Administrator, has continued to maintain a new volunteer...

Operation HOPE DC 700 Credit Community

On October 15, the Washington DC financial dignity center continued the march toward financial freedom with members of the 700 Credit Club. Our first topic was financial goal setting and how individuals characterize their spending. This was a great class for personal reflection and opportunity to approach spending with an understanding of what personally drives our purchasing habits. In addition to the class...

DC HOPE Center Helps Motivate Future Entrepreneurs with Vision Boards

HOPE Financial Dignity Center (HOPE Center) in DC welcomed the Third Cohort Class of the 12-week Entrepreneurial Training Program early this September. To help the entrepreneurs discover their inner dreams and desires about their business, the training team offered a special Vision Board Workshop. During the workshop, Cynthia Wynn-Young, experienced life coach and business owner of Prosperian Life Coach Company,...

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