Stories of HOPE: Robin Haynes

A Baltimore, Maryland native, Robin Haynes understands the growing needs for basic financial literacy to be taught in a way that can be understood by everyone. As a result of her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Morgan State University, and having worked in the financial industry for over a decade, Robin has a passion for helping others succeed financially not only by teaching the basics of finance, but also by making sure that there is a thorough understanding of financial concepts and how they are applied to daily life. With this passion in mind, Robin’s first published project, entitled “The Fundamentals of Finances – Applied to Everyday Living,” was designed to help readers navigate the complicated, and sometimes frightening, world of finances. Currently, she is preparing to obtain her Certified Financial Planning Certificate.

Stories of HOPE: Candise Scow

Candise Scow never gave banking much thought when she was younger. CandiseScow“I actually wanted to become a Chef,” Candise states. However, her future had other plans. It all began at a small bagel shop where she worked. The branch manager of a local bank would come in about three times a week and order the exact same thing every time. Candise took notice of this and, upon seeing the manager pull up, she would have the order ready and waiting.

Stories of HOPE: David Mooney

David Mooney is based in Chicago, Illinois. As President and CEO of Alliant Credit Union, the sixth largest credit union in the United States, Mooney works to ensure that Alliant provides a high value benefit to employees and members of over 150 companies and associations. Prior to becoming Alliant’s CEO, David held a number of executive positions at JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor banks.

Stories of HOPE: Brian Scrip

Brian Scrip is not a superstar. At least, not according to him. “I am just a person who is lucky enough to be able to teach financial literacy to kids and help Operation HOPE,” he says. It’s a win-win scenario for Brian.

Doing Good is Good for You

Finding ways for people to feel better, improve their moods and reduce stress has become a billion dollar industry. You can buy medicine, sign up for yoga classes or enlist a stress coach. I have a much easier and cost effective idea. VOLUNTEER!

BOOF Volunteers inspire students at Oakland High

By Gregory Collins, Program Manager, Banking on Our Future Oakland HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Oakland partnered with Waypoint Homes to host a Banking on Our Future event August 2nd. It was in support of the Credit Recovery Program at Oakland high school. Banking on Our Future was proud to provide the curriculum taught by Waypoint Homes volunteers. The kids had the opportunity to discuss anything they wanted in...

Volunteering Works for HOPE

There are many different reasons why people volunteer. First and foremost, volunteering provides the satisfaction of offering a helping hand, but there are many other benefits of volunteering.

Join Operation HOPE and the Presidential Inaugural Committee for National Day of Service Weekend Celebrations on the National Mall

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 Operation HOPE along with the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service will be observing the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. HOPE Volunteers from across the country will descend on the nation’s capital to share information on how to help strengthen communities and create and sustain opportunities for all Americans.

Banking on Our Future Paves the Way to Financial Literacy for PAVE Academy Students

Just four years ago, PAVE Academy in Brooklyn, a charter elementary school, opened to enthusiasm from the community, parents, and students. Stressing four core values for the strong growth of its children,  Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance and Excellence in character, PAVE is working hard to help its students become confident adults with a sense of connection to their community.  Recently, Operation...

HOPE Fellow Reflects on Experience Teaching Banking on Our Future

Ann Li reflects on her experience teaching Banking on Our Future.

Operation HOPE LIVE!

Imagine your local HOPE Center. Now imagine your local HOPE Center on television! HOPE Family members visit the Georgia Public Broadcasting Station for our first televised membership drive.

Summer – A Time for Fun, a Time for Growth

With the help from both local and national partners, Operation HOPE extends its financial literacy curriculum throughout summer vacation to reach a variety of students and organizations. Twelve students from Penn State University and Overbrook High School from Philly recently participated in Operation HOPE's Banking On Our Future summer orientation.

Operation HOPE New Orleans – An Operating System that Runs on HOPE

Starting or building a business is no small task, but Operation HOPE New Orleans  seeks to make the journey easier for entrepreneurs through its Small Business Computer Center. This center features state-of-the-art computer stations with access to internet, printing, copying, binding and facsimile. Each computer station is equipped with high speed internet, a camera for video conferencing, useful small business...

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