Atlanta HOPE Center Launches Inaugural Entrepreneurial Training Program

The HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Atlanta launched its first Entrepreneurial Training Program on January 12, 2012, empowered and engaged 29 aspiring small business owners during the inaugural class the Sun Trust University training campus.

Operation HOPE Founder Appointed Chairman of President Obama’s Subcommittee for the Underserved & Community Empowerment

Financial dignity empowerment nonprofit, Operation HOPE (HOPE) today announced that HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant has been appointed chairman of the recently announced Subcommittee on the Underserved and Community Empowerment for the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability (“Council”).

Investing in the Future: The HOPE Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

In early 2012, Operation HOPE (HOPE) will unveil its HOPE Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (HOSBE), operating from the Office of the Chairman.

Operation HOPE Announces Special Youth Opportunity Commitment Tied to Gallup-HOPE Index Cities Initiative

Inspired by President Barack Obama's call to leading private sector and community-based organizations to act now, helping to create youth business internships, jobs and opportunity, Operation HOPE stepped forward and made a unique commitment to actually operationalize the Gallup-HOPE Index Cities Initiative, which is built around our recently launched Gallup-HOPE Index National Poll.

Operation HOPE Joins White House for Special Announcement for Youth Jobs Now!

The White House earlier this week announced Summer Jobs+, a new call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012. The President proposed $1.5 billion for high-impact summer jobs and year-round employment for low-income youth ages 16-24 in the American Jobs Act as part of the Pathways Back to Work fund.

Atlanta HOPE Center Hosts Holiday Client Appreciation Night

On Tuesday, December 6, the HOPE Center team in Atlanta hosted “HOPE for the Holidays: A Client Appreciation Event” at The Cupcake Lounge in the Old Fourth Ward community, home of the forthcoming HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer.

November Wrap-Up for Operation HOPE in Los Angeles

November has come and gone, the Thanksgiving Day turkey is still warm!! What a fast month. The HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Los Angeles had plenty to be thankful for this November, having the opportunity to join with the rest of the HOPE team to host 3 major events in two days – Yep TWO Days!!

From South Africa with HOPE

I am writing you all from the Johannesburg airport after spending 14 days working with the HOPE South Africa team (Delores, Tshidi, Phumuzile and Elroy) and I am leaving South Africa 100% completely exhausted, exhilarated and excited about the future- for both HOPE South Africa and the country itself.

Mayor Reed, Ambassador Young, John Hope Bryant Launch Global Shapers Initiative

Mayor Kasim Reed, Ambassador Andrew Young and Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant hosted a reception on the evening of November 22, 2011 the W Hotel in Downtown Atlanta for candidates interested in applying for the newly launched Forum of Global Shapers, Atlanta Hub.

Bryant Speaks on Entrepreneurial Spirit at Howard University School of Business

Bryant Speaks on Entrepreneurial Spirit at Howard University School of Business Operation HOPE Chairman John Bryant spoke last week with 300 students at Howard University School of Business as a part of their CEO lecture series.

HOPE Atlanta Entrepreneurship Seminar Focuses on Passion in Business

Operation HOPE Atlanta hosted a tremendous entrepreneurship event last week for people interested in learning how to develop and enhance their small business. The audience of 28 people ranged from an eager 15 year old male student, to highly developed business owners. All however, had the common interest of learning more.

Huffington Post Features Gallup-HOPE Forum

The next generation certainly isn't lacking aspirations to be the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. What these kids are lacking, however, is educational opportunities to help them fulfill their dreams of business ownership.

Students Learn Importance of Financial Literacy at Congressional Black Caucus Event

The Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Emanuel Cleaver, last week discussed the importance of Financial Literary, Leadership and Entrepreneurship with local high school students during the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in Washington DC.

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