Operation HOPE & Oregon Jump$tart Join San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank to Kick off Money Smart Week 2012

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.

Fannie Mae Employee Leads Banking on Our Future Session in Dallas

Andy Bardach, a HOPE Corps Volunteer from Fannie Mae, recently lead a Banking on Our Future session for students at Gunter High school in Dallas, Texas. He describes the workshop and shares his reasons for being a HOPE Corps volunteer

Bank of America Empowers Oakland Youth with Financial Literacy

Associates from Bank of America and Merrill Lynch educated over 250 students at Fruitvale Elementary School in Oakland, CA on May 20, teaching them the importance of saving money for college, how to write a check and different savings techniques.

HOPE Corps Volunteer Overcoming the Odds and Giving Back in Return

When Cameron Vondrachek was a young boy he struggled with a severe stutter. With the help of hard work, a loving mom and a special device, he overcame much of the stutter, but still has trouble with articulation. But this does not hold Cameron back one bit.

HOPE South Africa: A Seed of HOPE is Being Planted by Sanlam Volunteers

Monday, May 9, 2011 marked the start of the Sanlam - Operation HOPE, South Africa financial literacy education partnership. The first class of learners were taught by HOPE Corps Volunteers, Carmen Williams and Gaynor Claassen at Bellville South High School.

A Passionate Argument For A New Way to Lead in Our Fear Based World

Last month, Operation HOPE’s Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant delivered a passionate keynote address during a leadership summit at the Kansas City Federal Reserve in which he makes the case for his bold approach to leadership in today's corporate, economic, nonprofit and public environments.

Introducing the Future of Financial Literacy

Operation HOPE is proud to announce today the launch of the New OperationHOPE.org—a redesigned, re-imagined digital portal to the world of Financial Literacy.

13 Year Old Zachary Oschin Teaches Banking on Our Future to Fellow Students

On Tuesday, March 29, we had the youngest person in Operation HOPE's history teach Banking on Our Future! 13 year old Zachary Oschin, who attends Viewpoint School in Calabasas, CA, conducted his instruction of Banking on Our Future to a group of 20 middle school students at Vista Middle School in Van Nuys, in collaboration with After-School All-Stars.

Welcoming the New NAACP Financial Freedom Center

On April 4, 2011, members of the Operation HOPE DC team helped kick-off financial literacy month with the grand opening and ribbon cutting for NAACP's new Financial Freedom Center headquartered at the historic Thurgood Marshall YMCA Center in Washington, DC--the first African American YMCA to open in the United States in 1906.

Financial Literacy as the New Civil Rights: Speaking at the CalCPA FinLit Conference for Educators

This Saturday I was thrilled to speak before hundreds of California teachers at the California Financial Literacy Conference for Educators, on the topic "Financial Literacy as the new Civil Rights" issue in America, and the first silver rights empowerment tool around the world.

50 Students Receive Financial Literacy Education at YAAWC Conference in Pasadena, CA

Last month Phyllis Chestang made a 5MK pledge to educate 50 students in financial literacy at the 9thAnnual Young African American Women’s Conference in Pasadena. Click below to see her amazing testimonial!

BOOF Bay Area Teams with Bank of The West and ‘Childhood Matters’ Radio Show to Kick Off Financial Literacy Month

On April 3rd, Emily Parris, the Bay Area Banking on Our Future Program Manager joined Bank of the West Vice President Winter Williams to kick off National Financial Literacy Month with a discussion about teaching children how to manage money with Nurse Rona Renner on her live radio show Childhood Matters.

A Tool to Spread Economic Empowerment Around the World

The 20th century was really about race and the color line--all around the world. It was marked by emerging democracies and the right to vote. The right to vote was empowerment for every person, in every city, in every village around the world

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