On Friday, June 3, 200 students at Lincoln Elementary School in Lowell, MA graduated from the Washington Savings Bank “Super Savers Program.” Vichtcha Kong from Washington Savings Bank taught the Banking on Our Future financial literacy curriculum to eight classes of students at the school once a month from November to June.
OneUnited Bank's promotion of "Financial Literacy for Youth" has reached several important milestones in 2011. In February, OneUnited Bank President and Chief Operating Officer Teri Williams released her new children's book entitled I Got Bank! The book is the centerpiece of OneUnited Bank's new initiative to promote financial literacy for urban youth.
On Thursday, April 21st, the ING Direct Café in Los Angeles hosted a BOOF workshop for the Young Women of the Emerging Leaders program of the Tau Beta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. With about 10 students present, ING Direct employees went over the basic concepts of dignity, banking, and checking & savings accounts.
In 2009, we organized a groundbreaking global summit in Washington DC to tackle the most pressing issues of financial education affecting our nation today. Here's a short video presentation from summit participants talking about the future of financial literacy in America.
A big round of applause is due for the fifteen individuals who just completed our 12-week Small Business Empowerment program offered at the Oakland Financial Literacy Empowerment Center.
On Wednesday April 6, 2011, students at Chicago's Truman College taught our Banking on Our Future curriculum to 45 youth during Money Smart Week. The workshop, organized by Truman's Student Government Committee for Students, focused on teaching the students various ways to save money and efficiently budget for college life. The event also provided the students with additional activities that helped them optimize their current spending habits.
Operation HOPE Detroit teamed up with the Urban Financial Services Coalition last week to conduct two financial seminars for adults and youth on at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during Money Smart Week in Detroit, MI.
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.
In an effort to give a more holistic overview of the many programs and services offered at our brick and mortar locations across the country, we've officially renamed our HOPE Centers into HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Centers. The announcement came in a press release on our website on March 31, on the eve of National 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.
The OregonLive.com blog published a post on Friday highlighting several nonprofits and organizations in Portland that are offering free financial planning assistance during "Money Smart Week," from April 2-9. Money Smart Week is promoted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and other groups.
On March 31st, Operation HOPE was honored to recognize Denver’s dedicated volunteer base. With event space generously donated by TIAA-CREF and with gift cards and items generously donated by area organizations including the Denver Nuggets, Starbucks, and Walmart, Operation HOPE (HOPE) was able to appropriately thank those individuals in Denver that generously give their time and talent to deliver Banking on Our Future (BOOF) to at-risk youth throughout the community. With over 350 trained volunteers in
Operation HOPE's Chairman, Founder & CEO John Hope Bryant will discuss innovative methods for improving the financial knowledge of California's students on April 2nd at at the California Financial Literacy Conference for Educators at the Los Angeles Convention Center.