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Operation HOPE Denver Held First Ever Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event

The HOPE Blog - 20 hours ago
Earlier this month the Operation HOPE Denver team held our first ever Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event, hosted at Denver Community Credit Union’s Community Room. We welcomed forty-two volunteers, business role models, old partners and new. Mingling over refreshments and snacks, our community gathered to celebrate our economic empowerment work from the past year and the successes of our HOP [...] more

800CEOREAD: Thinker in Residence – John Hope Bryant on Business and Books

John Hope Bryant Blog - 15 days ago
“It’s not like we delivered “the memo” and poor, working class and middle class folks flubbed it and failed the test. We were simply never given the memo.” ~John Hope Bryant Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in his famous “I... [...] more

Operation HOPE partner Clinton Global Initiative announced a new youth initiative – Job One

The HOPE Blog - 15 days ago
Last week, Operation HOPE partner Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new initiative, Job One that helps the “nearly six million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 who are out of school and out of work – a staggering number that strains too many local communities and limits long-term […] [...] more

John Hope Bryant Signing New Book Today at Essence Festival 2014, New Orleans

John Hope Bryant Blog - 20 days ago
After speaking yesterday at the Essence Festival during their Empowerment Agenda in the Convention Center's Great Hall, along with Dr. Steve Perry, TV One commentator Roland Martin and others, Essence and the Essence Festival will host John Hope Bryant (founder... [...] more

My Message at Essence Festival 2014: Black America -- Here Comes the Memo!

John Hope Bryant Blog - 21 days ago
Approximately 500,000 people -- mostly African-Americans -- will descend upon New Orleans, Louisiana this weekend for the 2014 Essence Festival, produced in connection with Essence Magazine. Given this incredible gathering of 'community,' family, and leaders too, I find it simply... [...] more

Operation HOPE Welcomes Hannah Cho HOPE Business In A Box Academies/ Casey Family Programs Fellow

The HOPE Blog - 25 days ago
  By Hannah Cho, HOPE Business In A Box Academies/ Casey Family Programs Fellow My journey as the 2014 HOPE Business in a Box Academy/Casey Family Programs Fellow began by becoming instantly immersed in HOPE operations. Unlike other jobs, there was no gradual wade into the water. Instead, I had to dive right in and take […] [...] more

The Los Angeles Book Tour Kickoff: More Than A Book Signing. It Was a Homecoming Too

John Hope Bryant Blog - 27 days ago
With a very special thank you to John Sotoodeh (market president), Jonathan Weedman (local foundation head) and the Wells Fargo Los Angeles team, last night's inagural Book Tour event in and for Los Angeles was much more than another stop... [...] more

The Business Case for Diversity: From LinkedIn Influencers

John Hope Bryant Blog - 27 days ago
After speaking this week at the Mortgage Bankers Association inaugural Diversity Conference in Washington, D.C. as part of my National HOPE 100-City Book Tour, it became obvious to me that the business community generally uses the wrong lens when thinking... [...] more

Saving America: One Derrick at a Time

The HOPE Blog - 30 days ago
“What’s it going to be ~ a pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes, or one share of Nike stock?” Detroit’s Young Derrick Is My Hope. Derrick lives in Detroit’s inner city and was about ten years old when I heard about him through our HOPE Global Youth Empowerment Group division. Derrick’s school was participating in our […] [...] more

Meet Maurice – Our Newest Denver HOPE Business in a Box Fellow

The HOPE Blog - 30 days ago
As a first generation college graduate from a family of immigrants, I felt right at home upon joining the Operation HOPE Denver team because their ideals aligned well with mine. I’ve always been fascinated by the wonders of technology and the opportunities it could bring to those who were able to wield its powers appropriately, especially in these current times. The world of business (on both a na [...] more

Coming: Detroit 2020 and Project 5117

John Hope Bryant Blog - 38 days ago
I was honored to join Don Graves of the White House and Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan last week for listening and action session for the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, of which I am a Member,... [...] more

Three Winners Chosen from the HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competition at Julian Nava Learning Academy

John Hope Bryant Blog - 41 days ago
On Monday, May 5, 2014, at Julian Nava Learning Academy in Los Angeles, nine brave eighth graders took to the stage and pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges, made up of community members, bankers, and executives. Jerry... [...] more