HOPE Inside is a unique empowerment model that brings free financial dignity programming to underserved communities. Clients are counseled on the language of money and work with an Operation HOPE Financial Wellbeing Coach to transform established financial mindsets and develop customized action plans around building their own businesses, raising their credit scores, buying homes, or simply making better decisions with the money they have.
Programs include credit and money management, homeownership preparedness, and small business entrepreneurship. Every office holds consumer credit counseling certification, CFPB, FDIC, U.S. SBA, EITC, HUD, and FEMA applications and partnerships. Through the HOPE 700 Credit Score Communities initiative, the focus on raising client credit scores to 700, and thereby bringing financial uplift to communities is at the foundation of all HOPE Inside programming.
News and Updates
HOPE for the Unbanked: What SunTrust’s New Commitment for 200 HOPE Inside Locations could mean for you
The HOPE Blog - 222 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
The HOPE Blog - 278 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
HOPE Inside Tampa’s 700 Credit Score Community Members Reach 700 Credit Scores After 6 Months In The Program
The HOPE Blog - 357 days ago
We're thrilled to highlight the success of three clients who reached credit scores of 700+ while enrolled in HOPE Inside Tampa's 700 Credit Score Community program! You might be wondering why this is such an accomplishment. Aside from the obvious benefit of having a high credit score, like better mortgage and refinancing rates, low interest rates, access to capital, higher credit limits and negoti [...] more
The HOPE Blog - 369 days ago
Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO, John Hope Bryant, says that there are 3 things that define poverty and struggle more than any other set of financial numbers ever could. [...] more
The HOPE Blog - 456 days ago
HOPE Inside Nashville and our strategic partners in Tennessee, First Horizon and First Tennessee Bank, hosted a senior U.S. Treasury Department official last week. The Operation HOPE family was honored to receive Mr. Amias Moore Gerety, Acting Assisant Secretary for Financial Institutions for the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. [...] more