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.
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.
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...
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, 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.
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...
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?
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.
BOOF For Beginners Part II: Defining Dignity
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The word dignity is an elusive term – something difficult for adults to understand let alone children. Yet Operation HOPE stresses dignity as a fundamental aspect of our Banking on Our Future youth curriculum.
Ann and I braced ourselves. As young adults, we’re still learning the definition of dignity with every step we take.
When we returned to...
Our founder John Hope Bryant speaks to the fundamentally transformative power of financial dignity at the Clinton Global Initiative's America 2012 Conference, held last week in Chicago, IL.
Operation HOPE partnered with NASDAQ last month to host an interactive and engaging career day for 23 seniors from Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia.
On April 5, the New York HOPE Center kicked - off the celebration of Financial Literacy month with the inaugural launch of the collaboration with Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners (NTFP) and Operation HOPE. Twenty people registered for the 5-week “Getting Ahead” program.
Operation HOPE (HOPE) has enhanced its commitment to empowering youth with the inauguration of the HOPE Fellowship, Internship, and Loaned Executive Program (FILE).