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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
Ann Li reflects on her experience teaching Banking on Our Future.
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.
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.
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...
While the importance of financial literacy can never be overstated, Access HOPE Miami and Kiwanis Summer Camp are now exploring the fun side of financial education. HOPE Corps Volunteer Ernst Joseph left his office job as Branch Manager of OneUnited Bank for some campfires, s'mores, and 300 young campers ready to learn the basics of personal finances.
With new employees, growing participation rates, and budding excitement for workshops and programming, the DC HOPE Community is growing in numbers and enthusiasm.
HOPE Atlanta Intern Channel Turner shares some kind words with her HOPE Mentor, Banking on Our Future Program Manager Tara Dennis, about her experience working at HOPE and what she is up to now.
If you’re expecting interns at Operation HOPE to spend the majority of their time fetching coffee and sorting files, you are sadly mistaken. Operation HOPE invests significant time and attention in its interns, hoping to grow future leaders that will help spread the financial empowerment movement long after our time at HOPE.
HOPE Atlanta’s summer interns and volunteers have already started gearing up in...