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HOPE Spotlight: James Chen

The HOPE Blog - 5 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 - 12 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 - 16 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 - 22 days ago
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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 - 23 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 - 33 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 - 37 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 - 46 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 - 47 days ago
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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 - 52 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 - 57 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 - 58 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