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From Civil Rights to Silver Rights.  With this mission and purpose, Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) entered into a defining moment in history by collaborating with the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church to build the flagship HOPE Financial Dignity Empowerment Center (HOPE CENTER) as part of The Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resource Complex.  The first of its kind in partnership with a church, the HOPE Center is poised to accept the mantle of the “Poor People’s Campaign,” an initiative which returns us to the place where Dr. King’s legacy was interrupted by an assassins’ bullet with the sophistication of modern technology and the wisdom of a grass roots ground swell movement.

The intentionality of this location, partnership, and deep-rooted community entrenchment prepares the way for the HOPE Center to become the epicenter of our work for the newest chapter of the HOPE legacy, “the next 20 years."  The HOPE Center will provide the surrounding community with access to economic and financial literacy empowerment programs. With a multi-partner approach from both local finance companies, and community-based organizations, the HOPE Center will offer programming in the following areas:

  • Small business technical assistance:  Providing aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with one-on-one counseling and access to loans as well as training in community marketing and creating effective business plans.
  • Entrepreneurship Training: Providing aspiring entrepreneurs with a 12 week program to assist them in creating their business plans, marketing strategies and gaining access capital.
  • Cyber memberships: Providing access to Internet services at the Cyber Café, enabling youth and adults to take advantage of online and computer resources, including those devoted to the development of job skills.
  • Homeownership Case Management:  Offering workshops on money management, budgeting and credit score improvement, homeownership for first-time buyers and small business development.
  • Credit/Money Management Counseling: Providing individual and group counseling that will improve credit scores, lower consumer debt and establish credit.
  • Earned Income Tax Credits: Qualification and filing assistance to low wealth individuals and families.

The HOPE Center is the epicenter for coordinating outreach efforts to rural areas surrounding the metro-Atlanta region. Over time, the HOPE Center will implement monitoring and evaluation initiatives to assist the local community in improving their credit rating. The HOPE Center will also host a community empowerment series to further educate the local community, affectionately becoming the living room of the community.

HOPE Inside News

HOPE for the Unbanked: What SunTrust’s New Commitment for 200 HOPE Inside Locations could mean for you

The HOPE Blog - 272 days ago
According to the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, 7 percent of households in the United States were unbanked in 2015, translating to approximately 9 million unbanked households. Moreover, 19.9 percent of U.S. households (24.5 million) was underbanked. Unbanked individuals can be defined as individuals who rely heavily on alternative financial services to acquire fu [...] more

D. Bryan Jordan Appointed to Operation HOPE Executive Board

Caryn Anderson - 279 days ago

ATLANTA – Nov. 11, 2016 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc. has appointed D. Bryan Jordan to its executive board of directors. Jordan has served on the HOPE global board since December 2015.

Jordan is chairman, president and chief executive officer of First Horizon National Corporation, a $25 billion-asset, 4,200-employee fi [...] more

Operation HOPE Receives $950,000 Grant from SunTrust Foundation to Create Online Access to Youth and Adult Programs

Caryn Anderson - 316 days ago

Funds will enable Operation HOPE to scale and expand its global impact with digital access to its financial literacy and economic empowerment programs 

ATLANTA – Oct. 5, 2016 – The SunTrust Foundation is making a $950,000 grant to Operation HOPE to enable online access of its core financial literacy education and entrepreneurship programs [...] more

Financial Wellbeing Coach Shares Tips For A Successful Entrepreneurial Journey

The HOPE Blog - 323 days ago
Statistics show that over 80% of new businesses fail within the first five years and are even worse for minority business owners. Preparing yourself with the proper training and skills can go a long way in helping you become a successful entrepreneur. Financial Wellbeing Coach, Joncey Lee, shared her story with us, after engaging in her third, "not-so pleasant" experience with a minority business [...] more

The Sky Is The Limit: 700 Credit Score Community Member Moves His Credit Score 70 Points

The HOPE Blog - 328 days ago
Meet Marc Jean-Baptiste. Marc is a proud and passionate native of Haiti, currently residing in Tampa, Florida. I met him earlier this year, while passing out flyers for my upcoming Credit and Money Management Workshop at North Tampa Library. We exchanged business cards and he decided to enroll in my 700 Credit Score Community at HOPE Inside SunTrust Bank in Tampa. [...] more

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Atlanta, GA 30312

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