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On Operation HOPE's 23rd Anniversary: Let's Legally Rob Payday Lenders of their Clients

John Hope Bryant Blog - 23 days ago
Published on May 5, 2015 CEO and Founder of Operation HOPE John Hope Bryant wishes HOPE a happy 23rd birthday and discusses our plans for the future. Project 5117 though year 2020. Let's go. [...] more

Happy Birthday Operation HOPE. Founder in Route to Casablanca, Morocco

John Hope Bryant Blog - 24 days ago
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On the 23rd anniversary of Operation HOPE's birth, I am sitting in a Paris airport, waiting to complete travel to the first ever meeting of Clinton Global Initiative for Africa, in Casablanca, Morocco. 23 years after the Rodney King Riots,... [...] more

Stories of HOPE- Tom Martin

The HOPE Blog - 31 days ago
By Tom Martin, Product Manager at Pacific Gas & Electric, HOPE Corps Volunteer Tom Martin serves as a Business Role Model at Westlake Middle School in Oakland for our HOPE Business in a Box Academy program. Tom joined the Operation HOPE Youth Empowerment Board for the Bay Area this year and shared a little about himself and how he got […] [...] more

Two San Jose Student Business Funded by HOPE and Silicon Valley Bank

The HOPE Blog - 43 days ago
Tuesday, March 31st two student-owned businesses from Latino College Preparatory Academy presented their business plans to HOPE Business in a Box Academy funder Silicon Valley Bank and Operation HOPE Program Manager Rebecca Blanco. Silicon Valley Bank was represented by Relationship Advisor, Danielle Garcia, who remarked, “It was such an incredible experience to see the power of intelligence and p [...] more

2014-15 Atlanta Market HOPE Business In A Box Academies (HBIABA) Cohort Presents Business Plans

The HOPE Blog - 43 days ago
On Tuesday,  March 24, 2015, HOPE Inside @ Ebenezer hosted a joint collaborative event between the Adult Small Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) and the Operation HOPE youth entrepreneurship initiative, HOPE Business in a Box Academies (HBIABA). The event consisted of participants from the 2014-15 Atlanta Market HBIABA cohort presenting their business plans for start up grants for […] [...] more

HOPE Spotlight: James Chen

The HOPE Blog - 66 days ago
Los Angeles & Orange County Program Manager for Youth Empowerment Programs at Operation HOPE James Chen was honored by The California Teachers Association Service Center One Community Council Outreach Action Team on March 18. James was recognized for his ongoing support and dedication to the students and teachers at Rio Hondo Elementary School in the Arcadia area. [...] more

HOPE and Entrepreneurship Part of School Fabric at West Career Academy

The HOPE Blog - 73 days ago
Energy was high in the classroom last Wednesday at West Career Academy (WCA). As our seventh HOPE Business In A Box Academies (HBIABA) Pitch Event at the school, anticipation hung in the air. This is a school for students who have not fared well in traditional public schools. For many, obligations at home and the ‘struggle’ life have upended their educational flow; for others, school has never con [...] more

HOPE Participates in Global Money Week 2015

The HOPE Blog - 77 days ago
Operation HOPE is proud to partner with Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) for Global Money Week. Global Money Week engages children worldwide in learning how money works, including saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and entrepreneurship. Operation HOPE’s President of Global Youth Empowerment, Mary Ehrsam, serves on the board for CYFI. This week, over 2,600 [… [...] more

HOPE Business In A Box Academies Making An Impact

John Hope Bryant Blog - 83 days ago
These are some of our HOPE Business In A Box Academy 'stars,' as featured during the HOPE Global Forum 2015 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Since we launched HOPE Business In A Box Academies, as part of Project 5117, more... [...] more

Four Teams from Parker Elementary School Move on to Business Role Model Phase

The HOPE Blog - 84 days ago
By David Booth-Metwally Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Parker Elementary School’s 5th and 6th graders competed in Operation HOPE’s HOPE Business in a Box Academy school-wide pitch competition. The school’s nine remaining Business in a Box groups pitched their business ideas before a panel of three judges and their peers in the school auditorium. The Bay Area based […] [...] more

Leading Entrepreneurs-in-the-making to Better Futures

John Hope Bryant Blog - 95 days ago
What do young people in low-income neighborhoods envision for themselves when think about their futures? Becoming doctors? Lawyers? Businessmen? Politicians? Not likely. We humans tend to model the behavior we see around us. If the only symbols of success we... [...] more

First Round of Pitch Competitions at Parker Elementary School

The HOPE Blog - 98 days ago
Tuesday, February 17th, 50 Parker Elementary School students competed in the first round of pitch competitions for HOPE Business in a Box Academy. The 5th and 6th grade Oakland students put their heart into their presentations- and it showed! Judges heard pitches for clothing companies, a dog walking service and a nail salon, among other ideas. [...] more