Under the leadership of program managers Tonietta Wheatle and Karen Kuramitsu Banking on Our Future Chicago has pledged to educate 11,000 youth in financial literacy this year.
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.
The economy is pretty rough these days, especially for collage grads. No work, no money, and little opportunity. Many recent grads are sinking in student debt, often times barely able to afford their minimum payments.
This year, the HOPE National Call Center in Poway, CA participated in National Financial Literacy Month by sharing the work they do with our partner CoreLogic, setting-up an information table at the CoreLogic office where the Call Center is housed.
We are excited to see such a high level of support for spreading financial literacy all across America. In less than one month 100 people have joined our cause page on Facebook showing their support of financial literacy in their own communities. Visit our page, join the cause, and help us start a new discussion about spreading financial literacy in effective, dynamic ways.
Our Atlanta office co-hosted a press conference on Monday with the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church to announce the opening of the HOPE Express Office on location at Ebenezer. HOPE Express will immediately begin to offer a variety of financial empowerment services to the local community while the flagship HOPE Center, to be housed at the Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Resource Facility at Ebenezer, remains under construction until early 2012.
On April 19th, Operation HOPE in New Orleans hosted a “Strategies & Discipline for Sales” seminar for its Entrepreneurs and Small Business Clients. Retired Marketing Professor and Wharton School of Business Graduate, Mr. William Groome lead the interactive session, which covered the key concepts required for building strong sales and marketing strategies.
Ten employees from TIAA-CREF traveled to West Denver last week to deliver Operation HOPE’s "Banking on Our Future" youth financial literacy workshop to the students of Justice High School. The day-long course taught students about banking, budgeting, checking and savings accounts and is part of TIAA-CREF's larger mission to empower American youth to grow up and lead financially stable lives.
Over the weekend, we held a unique Homebuyers Workshop at the Maywood HOPE Center, with over twenty people showing up from the Los Angeles Habitat for Humanity Program. HOPE is currently building on a longterm relationship with Habitat for Humanity in order to provide clients with complete homebuyer education workshops, approved by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
On Friday, April 15th, several hundred Atlanta middle school students were exposed to Operation HOPE's award winning financial literacy curriculum, Banking on Our Future at a special day-long workshop delivered by students from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University along with associates from the Bank of New York Mellon.
Yesterday morning, April 20th, I was honored to join with a new friend of HOPE, the Honorable John Eaves, chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, at the April meeting of the Fulton County Commission as they applauded the local, national and international work of Operation HOPE and proclaimed April as Financial Literacy Month in Fulton County.
We introduced our latest initiative, Global Money, at the 2011 World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings held from April 15 to 17 in Washington, D.C.
This Friday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will host a leadership summit featuring keynote addresses by four distinguished speakers, including Operation HOPE's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John Hope Bryant. The event, scheduled from 8:30 am-11:30 am, will provide an opportunity to learn about the role of leadership in today’s corporate, economic, nonprofit and public environments. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is located at 1 Memorial Drive Kansas City, MO 64198.