Denver Partners with the Summer Youth Employment Program

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...

Operation HOPE Inspires Economic Empowerment at Santa Teresa Elementary School

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 Shares Her Thoughts on Financial Literacy in South Africa

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."

Jerita Butler Finds Purpose in Volunteering for Banking on Our Future Baltimore

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.

Baltimore Teacher Enjoys Greater Student Engagement Through Banking on Our Future

Amazing photos of a Banking on Our Future workshop being taught by one of our HOPE Corps volunteers in Baltimore , Mr. James Merritt.

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.

A Priceless Memory: Reaching and Connecting with Young Black Men at Points of Life Decision

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 Awards Student with Financial Literacy Scholarship

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.

Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend Banks on Operation HOPE

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 Pledges to Educate 600 Youth and Adults in Financial Literacy

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.

Capital One and Mid-Atlantic Board Members Teach BOOF at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore

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 Teach Financial Literacy at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood

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.

Banking on Our Future is Improving Financial Literacy For America’s Youth

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.

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