Starting a business in the current economy can seem like an unachievable dream. But Leroy Jackson has already shown that he can beat the odds. Now, with the help of Operation HOPE's Small Business Empowerment Program and the new Kiva Zip program, Leroy is turning his dreams into action and raising funds to start his own accounting and tax preparation business, The Jackson Group, LLC.
Dear Erik Pelayo,
Operation HOPE has provided me with amazing services. Overall, the services were stellar, from the receptionist down to the counselor. They are all friendly and professional people with a common vision to help satisfy their customer’s needs. They responded to my questions and concerns in a timely manner which shows that they value and care about customer satisfaction. I would gladly refer...
Sharon Montgomery is Entrepreneur Training Program graduate, Case Management Enrollment client, and a Cyber Cafe client. She’s attended all our workshops and is looking forward to attending HOPE Oakland’s first computer class on October 29th, 2012 at 5:00 PM.
In her own words, Sharon shares with us thanks:
“Thanks is not enough for the Cyber Cafe. In this 21st century we must...
During a crisis, the best place to run to is Operation HOPE! A HOPE client sends a touching thank you letter for the services at our Poway National Call Center and the help of HOPE Counselor Erik Pelayo.
We all have people in our lives that bring together the innovation of entrepreneurship with the dignity of community building. Here at HOPE, lecturer Bill Norris inspires all HOPE clients and employees with his incredible spirit and mind.
Bill has spent a lifetime in small businesses and nonprofits. He has started them, operated them and retired a few of them! He never went to business school, leaving his learning...
A HOPE Client shares his story of digital connectedness. Are you connected?
After getting a needed business wake-up call from the TV show for entrepreneurs 'Shark Tank', Shirley Batchelor turned to our Entrepreneurship Training Program to get her back on track.
Dear Operation HOPE: You listened. And as a result, I was educated on my mortgage. I was given a window of possibilities, a renewed hope in keeping my home. Signing up with Operation HOPE has been one of the most awesome decisions I have made in my life
Suddenly, my life was completely turned upside down. I was in a terrible car accident, suffering traumatic brain injuries and falling into a coma for several weeks. Doctors didn't give me much of a chance of recovery. After I survived, I knew that I had been given a second chance at life.
I just signed and mailed my new loan modification papers to Chase and for the first time in four years, I can breathe a sigh of relief.
None of this would have been possible without you and Operation HOPE. You have been so wonderful to work with: knowledgeable, supportive, encouraging and kind. I came to rely on your information and expertise in helping me to make the right decisions and you were...
No one knows the Los Angeles Cyber Cafe members better than Customer Service Adviser Jade Raymond does. She greets each one by name, asks about their grandkids, and provides personal assistance on using the computers.
Above all, Jade Raymond understands the importance of HOPE’s latest initiative to provide digital empowerment for communities both at home and abroad. As she began to notice that many of the...
Ms. Yvonne Cooper, a graduate of the NY Financial Dignity Center's Entrepreneurial Training Program, discusses the various ways she has been helped by the Center in her own video testimonial of the New York HOPE Center, Ms. Cooper recently became certified in child care, and owns and operates a child care business out of her home.
Operation HOPE's most popular counselor this week is Samuel Sanders, not only a Community Lending Consultant for the New York HOPE Center, but also a player with hands in other key HOPE programs like Banking on Our Future and our Homeowners Workshops. We asked him some questions to learn more about his motivations for playing such big role at the New York HOPE community.