Continued HOPE On the Shoulders of Giants

by LaTeri McFadden, Mid-Atlantic Program Coordinator My name is LaTeri McFadden and I am a Youth Empowerment Program Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic region. On August 27th, I was fortunate enough to attend a special commemoration for the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. The event took place at School Without Walls in Washington D.C. Civil rights leaders participated in panel discussions with...

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.

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...

Vontae Davis Commits $5,000 to Operation HOPE’s Banking On Our Future (BOOF) and Entrepreneurship Training Programs in D.C.

Vontae Davis, cornerback player for the Indianapolis Colts, recently partnered with Operation HOPE by committing $5,000 for Banking On Our Future (BOOF) and the Entrepreneurship Training Program at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Washington, D.C.

A Dreamer’s Dream: A Journey into Black History and Future with Tyrese Gibson, Jill Scott & Blair Underwood

In commemoration of Black History Month, Singer/Actor/Model Tyrese Gibson along with Jill Scott and Blair Underwood pay a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King through an emotional and spiritual moving video, titled “A Dreamer’s Dream.”

New York HOPE Center Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is an observance of the history of the African diaspora in a number of countries outside of Africa. Since 1976, it is observed annually in the United States and Canada in February and in the United Kingdom in October.

White House Highlights James Bailey as a “Champion of Change” For Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The entire Operation HOPE family is proud of James "Jay" Bailey. I am personally very, very proud of him. He is helping us shape our movement for silver rights change and empowerment here in our Atlanta market. Join me and us in celebrating our friend and colleague Jay Bailey.

John Hope Bryant to Keynote the 27th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet Celebrating Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in Gainesville

John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, will be the keynote speaker at the Hall of Fame Banquet. It will be held at 6 p.m. January 15, the actual birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at the Paramount Plaza Hotel at 2900 SW 13th St. Tickets are $65, and must be purchased by Tuesday from any member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida Inc. or by calling 352-376-2442.

Operation HOPE CEO Discusses Occupy Wallstreet with Capitol Hill Radio Program

John Hope Bryant visits with satellite radio program, GW on the Hill, hosted by veteran radio news correspondent and former congressional staffer, George Wilson.

Oprah Winfrey’s New Book Features Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE is featured in Operah Winfrey's new book, The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American Legacy, which was released earlier this month.

A Conversation on Leadership and Jobs

Civil Rights legend and HOPE Global Ambassador Ambassador Andrew Young will be joined by Gallup CEO Jim Clifton in a unique conversation on "The Future of Leadership & Jobs." The event, hosted by Operation HOPE, will take place on Wednesday, November 16. This engaging discussion will be held at Casa del Mar 1910 Ocean Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, from 6pm-9pm.

DC HOPE Center Small Business Trainee Opens Event Planning Business

When it is all said and done and we pull back all the layers of isms in life; whether it is classism, racism, or adultism, what we realize is that life is about ordinary people who daily rise above their fears and doubts and do extraordinary things. Mark Twain said, “Courage is not the lack of fear, it is acting in spite of it.”

The Financial Services Roundtable Awards Student with Financial Literacy Scholarship

The Financial Services Roundtable, one of our closest and most respected partners, announced earlier this week that it had awarded a Financial Literacy Scholarship to Julio Rojas-Aguilar of Galloway, NJ.

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