Spreading HOPE at the Grady Nia Domestic Violence Program

By Bryant Allen At Operation HOPE our goal is to reach you where you are, wherever you are. Sometimes that means going to some unorthodox places. This past Saturday, Ashley Manago, our Financial Management Counselor here at HOPE inside Ebenezer, went outside to spread the message of Silver Rights. According to the Emory Website the Grady Nia Domestic Violence Program is an intervention/research project for African...

Stories of HOPE: Steve Cardenas-Najera

By Susie Casillas, Social Media Fellow Steve is currently in his fourth year at San Jose State University studying Business Management at the Lucas College of Business and is an active member of the Latino Business Student Association (LBSA) on campus. The LBSA is an organization that aims to help generate the leaders of today and professionals of tomorrow. After graduations Steve plans to continue working for...

HOPE Business In A Box Academy at Monterey Highlands

By James Chen Ms. Trisha Kawasaki is an 8th grade teacher at Monterey Highlands School (Monterey Park, CA) who teaches the Universal Access class, where she helps her students become college and career ready. To supplement the students’ learning, Ms. Kawasaki invited Operation HOPE and Mr. James Chen into her classroom. Through Operation HOPE’s Business in a Box Academy, students complete a two-phase program...

A Strategic Partnership to Help Women and Families in Memphis

By Sherita Goodman A Strategic Partner, A Step Ahead Foundation in Memphis, TN, who offers women of Memphis and Shelby County free long-acting reversible contraception in hopes of improving educational, economic, and health outcomes for women and their children, along with the help of Operation Hope Memphis, has secured a grant from the Community Foundation to begin F2, Family and Financial Planning. The two...

HOPE Spotlight: Rochelle Zawodny

By Susie Casillas, Social Media Fellow Rochelle Zawodny is Senior Vice President Controller and oversees the Finance and Accounting department out of headquarters in Los Angeles. Soon she will be entering her tenth year with Operation HOPE! Rochelle graduated from the University of Oregon and double majored in Mathematics and Physics. At the age of 20 she began working in accounting and stayed in the finance sector...

Banking On Our Future with East West Bank

By James Chen On March 12, 2015, East West Bank and Operation HOPE collaborated once again to reach out into the community by teaching financial literacy to over 250 students at Dewey Elementary in San Gabriel, California.     Under the leadership of East West Bank’s Dorothy Chan, Vice President, Manager of Community Development, and Sam Kim, CRA Analyst, they recruited 19 of their colleagues to teach students...

Testimonial- Venisha Whitley

Client testimonial from Operation HOPE Memphis. Shared By HOPE Financial Management Counselor, Sherita Goodman. This testimony is reflecting on how Operation HOPE has really enlightened and helped me to get on the right track with Financial Wellness. I have always been private about my finances and wouldn’t seek help until it was too late. I wanted to learn some things from the workshop that would help me really...

Testimonial – Arielle Stemmons

Client testimonial from Operation HOPE Memphis. Shared By HOPE Financial Management Counselor, Sherita Goodman. I am so excited about Operation HOPE and what we’ve accomplished so far. I have learned so much about my finances and credit. You have been a tremendous help to me and my family. You’ve walked me through contributing to my 401K program at work and opening a savings account. These are things that...

HOPE Spotlight: James Chen

Los Angeles & Orange County Program Manager for Youth Empowerment Programs at Operation HOPE James Chen was honored by The California Teachers Association Service Center One Community Council Outreach Action Team on March 18. James was recognized for his ongoing support and dedication to the students and teachers at Rio Hondo Elementary School in the Arcadia area.

All Faith Financial Freedom Fair in Oakland Saturday, 3/28!

By Rebecca Blanco Operation HOPE and East Bay Church of Religious Science would love to welcome you to a health and wealth event in Oakland this Saturday, March 28th from 8 am – 2 pm. Everyone is welcome! Learn from an esteemed panel of experts on how to overcome financial fear and gain financial freedom. It’s time to increase your wealth and mental health! You will gain a wealth of inside tips &...

Stories of HOPE – Lili Strachan

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Lili Strachan grew up in Florida understanding more about financial matters than the average kid. As the eldest child of two to immigrant parents from Colombia who barely spoke English, Lili had to know more than others her age. “I knew how much my parents earned, how much rent we paid, and what the phone bill looked like because if there was ever a problem, I was the one that...

HOPE Participates in Global Money Week 2015

Operation HOPE is proud to partner with Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) for Global Money Week. Global Money Week engages children worldwide in learning how money works, including saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and entrepreneurship. Operation HOPE’s President of Global Youth Empowerment, Mary Ehrsam, serves on the board for CYFI. This week, over 2,600 students across the US will...

New Partnership with the Oakland Library in Fruitvale

By Wonda Kidd Recently I stopped into the Fruitvale Public Library to share with them the mission of Operation HOPE. I asked to see the Branch Manger and shared briefly with her how we could possibly be of service to many of the people that frequent the public library. I shared all the workshops that we provide, but specifically focused on Financial Literacy. She appeared interested and I scheduled an appointment...

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