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Another Youth Entrepreneur Has Officially Been “Banked!”

The HOPE Blog - 60 days ago
I am celebrating one of my young entrepreneurs today. Asia, owner of EZPartyPack, has been diligent in getting her business off the ground. She has spent countless hours in the cyber cafe, building her brand. She graduated from the "Eradicating Poverty Through S.T.E.M." two-week program I created last month. [...] more

Stories of HOPE – Roberta Attanasio

The HOPE Blog - 61 days ago
Ms. Roberta Attanasio’s background is no doubt impressive, to say the least. After being born and raised in Italy, she moved to San Antonia, Texas to complete here postdoctoral research and fell in love with the United States. [...] more

Newest Member of the HOPE Denver Team

The HOPE Blog - 61 days ago
My name is Latrice Wilson, I am the 2015-2016 HBIABA Casey Fellow in Operation HOPE’s Denver Market. I am a graduate of the University of Denver Colorado Women’s College. I have earned my B.A. in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Entrepreneurial Studies, and am a proud first generation college graduate. [...] more

HOPE Business in a Box Young YMCA Pitch Competition Winners Announced

The HOPE Blog - 72 days ago
On July 1st, we had the pleasure of attending the HOPE Business in a Box Pitch Competition at Young YMCA. Students were given the opportunity to create their own businesses, then present them to judges. [...] more

Young Entrepreneurs Keeping HOPE Alive

The HOPE Blog - 102 days ago
When I started work with Operation HOPE, I set my sights on discovering the ins and outs of youth entrepreneurship. I was moved to discover if the myth was true: that creating a business (and the competition to land a $500 HOPE grant) could actually motivate and engage students deeper into their overall learning. In my application essay, I wrote something so characteristically “Steph” in its ideal [...] more

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

The HOPE Blog - 109 days ago
Mr. Ron Lenggiere is an 8th grade teacher who teaches Social Studies at Rio Hondo School (Arcadia, CA). To supplement the students’ learning and ensure common core standards are addressed, Mr. Lenggiere invited Operation HOPE and Cathay Bank into his classroom. [...] more

Parker Elementary Business Role Model Phase Comes to a Close

The HOPE Blog - 124 days ago
By David Booth-Metwally On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Parker Elementary student businesses, Rich Kidz Designs, Snak It, WestCoast Phillys, and Lemonade Bros. moved on from the Business Role Model (BRM) phase to present their business plans before Oakland’s HOPE Youth Empowerment Manager, Rebecca Blanco and Program Fellow, Jerry Bailey to request funding to start their […] [...] more

Stories of HOPE- Tom Martin

The HOPE Blog - 159 days ago
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 involved with HOPE. This is what he had to say: [...] more

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

The HOPE Blog - 171 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 - 171 days ago
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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 - 194 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 - 201 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