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.

Banking on Our Future Philadelphia Leaves an Impression with Students and Staff

I recently received some very positive feedback about the services we offer through the Banking On Our Future program in Philadelphia. The feedback, both uplifting and reaffirming, came via email from Carol Pancoast, the Business and Technology Coordinator at Samuel S. Fels High School. Her thoughts about the Operation HOPE are below.

My Renewed Vision for Operation HOPE Today

Operation HOPE's 2015 goal is to become the leading urban delivery system for youth and adult financial literacy and economic empowerment in the United States, and the first recognized global brand for financial and economic empowerment of the poor and under-served in the world.

Remembering the Freedom Riders

Fifty years ago today, on May 4, 1961, 13 black and white students took two public buses from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans, risking their lives to challenge racial segregation in the deep south.

Financial Literacy For All Is This Generation’s New Civil Rights Issue

As the nation acknowledges Financial Literacy Month, 2011, it is more obvious to me than ever that what we are going through now is not a just an economic recession, but a global reset, and that financial literacy is so much more than a brochure or website.

Catch Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant on The Steve Harvey Project on Centric this Thursday

Celebrating April as Financial Literacy Month and speaking to the principles found in his business bestselling book LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World, John Hope Bryant can be seen Thursday on The Steve Harvey Project. The television program, a spin-off of Harvey’s syndicated radio program can be seen on Centric Television at 9pm. Local listings can be found here.

Fulfilling Dr. King’s Legacy…Today

This week, as many know, marks the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. King died a tragic death in the line of duty, while struggling to break racial barriers and win equality for all. His words, actions, and vision have shaped not just our nation, but also much of the world.

Financial Literacy as the New Civil Rights: Speaking at the CalCPA FinLit Conference for Educators

This Saturday I was thrilled to speak before hundreds of California teachers at the California Financial Literacy Conference for Educators, on the topic "Financial Literacy as the new Civil Rights" issue in America, and the first silver rights empowerment tool around the world.

What Can We Do to Help?

This is a central question we at HOPE have been asking for almost 19 years now. From that simple yet powerful question we’ve been fortunate enough to help re-build South Central Los Angeles after the Rodney King Riots, responded to every major catastrophe in the U.S. since September 11, 2001 and teach youth and adults financial literacy. In a global information age seeing an increase in calls for democracy and empowerment, HOPE is pleased to introduce a financial literacy tool with global implications.

John Hope Bryant to Deliver Convocation Address at Clark Atlanta University Founders Week

Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant has been invited to Clark Atlanta University on Friday March 18 to deliver the university's annual Founders Week Convocation address. Chairman Bryant is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. at the University’s L.S. Epps Gymnasium. If you're an Atlanta-native, stop by and listen to some inspiration words.

Coca-Cola Donates $100,000 to Help Operation HOPE Build Flagship Economic Empowerment Center in Atlanta

The Coca-Cola Foundation last week joined a growing list of corporate sponsors who've committed to helping Operation HOPE eradicate poverty in the United States. The much appreciated support came as a $100,000 grant donated by Coca-Cola to assist in building our flagship Financial Literacy Empowerment Center in Atlanta, GA. The center will be housed at the Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Resource Complex at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2012.

Celebrating 19 Years of Doing Good by Doing Right

Today is a huge milestone for Operation HOPE. We're not only marking our 19 years of service but also the beginning of a new stage in our movement to eradicate poverty. Since the founding of the organization by John Hope Bryant in 1992, Operation HOPE has cumulatively raised and directed nearly one billion dollars in support of low-income communities in the U.S. and worldwide.

Ambassador Andrew Young Speaks About Empowerment and the Access to Capital

Civil Rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young speaks via telephone during a web conference on March 3, 2011 launching the Wikia-Operation HOPE Global Money Initiative at the Casablanca Stock Exchange. Global Money is the world's first international financial literacy empowerment tool designed to spread the language of money to communities around the world through open source online collaboration.

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