By Noemi Almodovar, Denver HOPE Business in a Box Fellow
Banking on Our Future (BOOF) Denver partnered with Denver’s Office of Economic Development, Workforce Development, Summer Youth Employment program to provide financial dignity skills to teenagers preparing for their first job. During June and July roughly 630 high school-aged students were educated in three different neighborhoods around taxes, basics of...
The students of Santa Teresa Elementary School in San Jose, Ca. got to enjoy a break from their regular class schedule to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and legacy with a visit from HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant.
A volunteer reflects on her experience teaching BOOF: "These intelligent young people just needed to be showed the right direction and supported to help them rise above their circumstances to become valued and contributing members of society."
Banking on Our Future Baltimore Volunteer Jerita Butler is the Director of Lending for MECU and 2012 Chapter President for UFSC. In this video Jerita shares why she loves volunteering for Operation HOPE.
Amazing photos of a Banking on Our Future workshop being taught by one of our HOPE Corps volunteers in Baltimore , Mr. James Merritt.
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.
Special. That one word pretty much sums up my view of this priceless interaction. Look at this young man's expression. Look at the others. Don't tell me young black men cannot be saved. This was the power of an hour, with a group of young black men, and their mothers (fathers were absent in their lives), whom I had never met before. Special.
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.
Life changing. . . Probably the simplest way I can express my view of actor, comedian, radio show and Family Feud host, Steve Harvey’s 2011 Annual Mentoring Weekend for Young Men.
Talmer Bank and Trust believes in the importance of financial literacy for the well being of our nation. Karen Vergosen is a Community Reinvestment Act Officer for Talmer Bank and Trust headquartered in Troy, MI and on behalf of her branch Karen pledged that the employees of Talmer Bank and Trust would educate 500 youth and 100 adults in financial literacy together.
On Mary 17, 2011, 45 Capital One volunteers and 2 Mid-Atlantic Regional Board members, Kelvin James and Ted Carter, gave of their time to teach 362 students at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in HOPE’s BOOF financial literacy empowerment program.
Union Bank employees have taken the Boys and Girls Club in Hollywood by storm, volunteering and teaching Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future (BOOF) financial literacy curriculum to students there.
On Monday we officially announced the findings of the Banking on Our Future (BOOF) Learning Assessment administered in the fourth quarter of 2010 through our new Office of Innovation, Research and Assessment.