Where Jobs REALLY Come From. It’s Not Where You Think.

  I dig really deep into this in my new book, HOW THE POOR CAN SAVE CAPITALISM (June, 2014 release), but let me say it here quick, clean and crisp. On job creation, we’re looking for love in mostly all the wrong places. We talk about big business creating jobs, but this is not the 1970′s, when 70% of all employment came from big business.  We talk about innovation, but to quote my friend Jim...

Quote of the Day: Trailblazer Haila Tomasdottir, CEO of Audur Capital

        “Doing emotional due diligence is just as important as doing financial due diligence. It is actually people that make money and lose money, not Excel spreadsheets.”  – Haila Tomasdottir, CEO of Audur...

LinkedIn Influencer: Why Giving Is Good Business

Volunteerism and giving back can surprisingly become your biggest career boosting asset. And it’s a natural life additive. I started my first business at age 10. Ever since I was in my late teens and running a business, I have been interested in giving back, volunteerism, and public service. That said, I never wanted to be an elected official. Still don’t. I thought elected office was great, but I...

Operation HOPE is Honored to Participate in Women’s History Month

  Operation HOPE is adding to the discussion of phenomenal women during National Women’s History Month by recognizing the “HOPE Trailblazers”. During the month of March the HOPE Blog will feature inspirational quotes, money management tips, introduce you to the Women of HOPE and stories of women who have inspired us. HOPE is highlighting women who dare to dream, who dare to chase and who dare to be...

HOPE Corps Volunteers Give $1.7 Million to Operation HOPE

  Operation HOPE (HOPE) gives people the dignity, resources and opportunity to achieve self-determination in their lives. Providing financial literacy, financial dignity and financial inclusion is our method. But we can’t do this alone. It takes an army of HOPE Corps volunteers to pave the path to economic security. These HOPE Corps volunteers have spent well over 75,000 hours educating and inspiring their...

Nurturing Entrepreneurial Passion: Atlanta Program Graduate Launches Business

When Inari Batini came to HOPE Center Atlanta she wasn't planning on starting a business of her own, but she was curious. She thought, “I don't have a business, but business information is good, right?” Inari described her potential as "a lump of coal"- she didn't recognized her own talent and passions.

Q&A with Gregory Collins, New Banking On Our Future Program Coordinator

Operation HOPE is excited to welcome Gregory D. Collins as the new Program Manager for Banking On Our Future in Northern California. Gregory brings over 9 years of experience in education and non-profit management to HOPE from teaching in private schools and at nonprofit org Urban Promise. We interviewed Gregory to find out more about how he came to join the HOPE team.

Rhonda J. Williams Teaches First Workshop as Financial Management Counselor

HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta at Ebenezer welcomed the newest edition to their team- Financial Management Counselor Rhonda J. Williams. Rhonda first arrived at HOPE Atlanta in July as a skill-based volunteer eager to assist in HOPE’s mission to bring financial dignity to the community. Through Operation HOPE’s Credit and Money Management workshops, which are offered at the center every third...

Micro-Lending Making Small Business Dreams a Reality: HOPE Center D.C. Client Leroy Jackson Featured on Kiva Zip

Starting a business in the current economy can seem like an unachievable dream. But Leroy Jackson has already shown that he can beat the odds. Now, with the help of Operation HOPE's Small Business Empowerment Program and the new Kiva Zip program, Leroy is turning his dreams into action and raising funds to start his own accounting and tax preparation business, The Jackson Group, LLC.

John Hope Bryant Shares the Silver Rights Mission at Clinton Global Initiative America 2012

John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE and Jennifer Tescher, President and CEO, Center for Financial Services Innovation served as advisors for the Financial Inclusion Working Group at the second annual Clinton Global Initiatives America in June.

Fed Chair Bernanke, Amb. Andrew Young, Russell Simmons, Global Leaders Join Operation HOPE for Historic Summit in Atlanta

Two-Day Financial Dignity Summit Focused on Community, Character and Responsible Capitalism ATLANTA – November 19, 2012 — Leaders from around the globe gathered in Atlanta last week for Operation HOPE’s Global Financial Dignity Summit to discuss financial dignity and literacy issues and find solutions for the economic problems faced by underserved communities around the world. The Summit, which was held...

HOPE Business In A Box: Reflection from a HOPE Summer Fellow

We have heard of the steps the government plans to take to reduce the dropout rate, we have also heard of the economic and social consequences for someone without a high school diploma, however my question to you is, are you aware of the numbers?

Partnership with First Republic Bank Brings Banking on Our Future to P.S. 169

Thanks to a dedicated partnership with First Republic Bank, Operation HOPE's Banking on Our Future curriculum is spreading through public schools in New York. Students are learning the basics of financial dignity, becoming empowered to make wise decisions from an early age with the help of HOPE Corps volunteers. This July, volunteers had the chance to visit students at P.S. 169 for a lesson on checking accounts and savings.

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