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John Hope Bryant Blog - 3 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 - 7 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

The 2015 HOPE Global Forum HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competition Demonstrates the Power and Promise of Youth Entrepreneurship

John Hope Bryant Blog - 16 days ago
Atlanta, Feb 02, 2015 - Operation HOPE, the leading global financial dignity non-profit, successfully hosted the first annual HOPE Business In A Box Academies (HBIABA) Pitch Competition as part of the 2015 HOPE Global Forum at the Omni Hotel at... [...] more

Rainbows After Storms in Memphis, Tennessee. Returning to the Scene of a Nation's Pain

John Hope Bryant Blog - 17 days ago
I always get emotional when I land in Memphis, Tennessee, and at the exact airport where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and my personal mentor, hero and friend Andrew Young -- now Ambassador Andrew Young, but then the senior aide... [...] more

Operation Hope: EDA Supplying Funds To Assist Small Businesses

John Hope Bryant Blog - 22 days ago
Feb 3, 2015 By NewsOne Now Your browser does not support iframes. In the current economic climate we are seeing more individuals becoming entrepreneurs and starting their own businesses as opposed to relying on public sector jobs or corporate America.... [...] more

Video: 2015 HOPE Global Forum HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competition

John Hope Bryant Blog - 27 days ago
One of the highlights at the 2015 HOPE Global Forum was the HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competition. Four businesses presented for the ground prize of $1,000 in capital to help grow their businesses. Take a look at the... [...] more

First Round of HBIABA Pitches at Westlake Middle School

The HOPE Blog - 29 days ago
Thursday, January 22nd Operation HOPE Bay Area held Westlake Middle School's first round of HOPE Business in a Box Academy pitches in Oakland, CA. One hundred and forty 6th graders participated in entrepreneurialism, finance and public speaking classes to help them develop viable business ideas that they pitched before a panel of three judges: Mr. Clay Jackson of BBVA Compass, Mr. Matt McLaughlin [...] more

HOPE Business In A Box Academy Pitch Competition at Washington High School

The HOPE Blog - 31 days ago
With the assistance of Guidance Counselor Mrs. Deborah Sims, HOPE Fellow Heather Thompson and several HOPE Corp Volunteers, the Operation HOPE youth entrepreneurial initiative HOPE Business in a Box Academies (HBIABA) was a huge success at Booker T. Washington High School! These volunteers worked tirelessly, dedicating their time and energy to help students construct business pitches and to unders [...] more

Cathay Bank Sponsors HOPE Business In A Box Academy at Rio Hondo School

The HOPE Blog - 35 days ago
What if we could reconnect the power of aspiration with the power of education in our children's lives? What if students could start a business for $50 to $500? What if they could get courses in financial literacy linked with a primer course in entrepreneurship? For the 8th Grade students at Rio Hondo School in Arcadia, California, this is a reality. [...] more

5 Senses that Help Kids Become Successful Adults

John Hope Bryant Blog - 36 days ago
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JANUARY 14, 2015 5 Senses that Help Kids Become Successful Adults All parents want their kids to grow up to be financially successful. What, other than helping them get through school, can parents do? When we see successful people, they... [...] more

HOPE Business in a Box Announces Winners from Latino College Preparatory Academy

The HOPE Blog - 36 days ago
By Rebecca Blanco Monday, December 15th Latino College Preparatory Academy students pitched their business ideas to a panel of business professionals for a chance to work with a business mentor and potentially fund their ideas for up to $500.00. This program was funded by Silicon Valley Bank, who sent two representatives to judge the pitch competition: Amy Lopez, a Fair Lending Officer and Daniel [...] more


John Hope Bryant Blog - 50 days ago
Children seem to be born young entrepreneurs, from selling mudpies to their mom to building a lemonade stand or dog-walking business for their neighbors. But what does it take to turn those rudimentary skills into larger lessons about budgets, credit,... [...] more