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December 15 2014

Time Magazine Re-profiles Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant as one of “50 for the Future”

The editors of Time re-visit national leaders they predicted would make a difference in America’s future

Los Angeles – December 15, 2015 – This month, Time magazine revisits the 50 extraordinary leaders detailed in the December 5, 1994, issue, Operation HOPE founder John Hope Bryant is profiled as leader #5. (Full article)

Bryant, then 28 was highlighted as founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. for his work to bring “silver rights” to underserved communities. He continues the work today with the same vibrancy and drive, most recently through his new bestselling book, How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, which details the mission of his financial dignity organization.

Twenty years ago, the magazine’s editors selected “50 for the Future”: 50 people under the age of 40, from the worlds of politics, science, activism, business, media and the arts, who seemed poised to take charge of America’s next steps. (For full article)

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been providing financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2 million individuals worldwide. Through its work, HOPE turns check-cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, and small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers.  Project 5117 is supported by a national alliance with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and with the ongoing support of the American Bankers Association and Protective Life.