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Detroit Uplift 2020 will focus and intensify the deployment of free financial education and empowerment programs—credit and money management counseling, small business development coaching, and youth financial literacy and entrepreneurism, within local communities, particularly, Brightmoor, Chadsey Condon, Cody Rouge, Northend Central Woodward, Osborn, and Southwest Detroit.

Over the next four years, Operation HOPE will activate:

20 New HOPE Inside Locations

20 HOPE Business in a Box Academies

20 HOPE B-Business Compact Schools Sites

20 HOPE Banking on Our Future ‘Signature’ Schools

Partnerships and Commitments 

The City of Detroit

Detroit Public Schools

Detroit Medical Center

Detroit Mayor’s Office

Economic Development Administration

Fifth Third Bank

Level One Bank

The Skillman Foundation 

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

Talmer Bank

Operation HOPE Detroit
Regional Board of Directors

Tonya Allen,
Skillman Foundation


Conrad Mallet,
Detroit Medical Center


Mark Davidoff,
Deloitte


Hon. Gerald Rosen,
U.S. District Judge


Sandy Baruah,
Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroit Uplift 2020
Advisory Board

Robin Barnes,
Latitude Luxury Realtly Group


Kenyetta Campbell,
Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance


Sheilah Clay,
Neighborhood Service Organization


Rochelle Collins,
Heritage The Diggs Group


Howard Hughey,
H2 Media, Inc.


Quincy Jones,
Osborne Alliance


Richard Mack,
Miller Cohen


Gail Perry Mason,
Oppenheimer & Company, Inc.


Janella Robinson,
Department of Corrections


Charles Small,
Don Bosco Hall


Ned Staebler,
Tech Town/Wayne State University


Alice Thompson,
Black Family Development


Margaret Trimer-Hartley,
Junior Achievement of SE Michigan


Camille Walker-Banks,
10,000 Small Businesses Connected


Carol Wells,
WCCCD


Deandre Windom,
Former Highland Park Mayor