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June 25 2015

Stories of HOPE - Latasha Noland

Having always enjoyed learning about and teaching others about personal finance, it seemed to be common sense for Ms. Latasha Noland to major in Accounting when she was attending Eastern Michigan University. Since then, she has accumulated over 10 years of accounting experience and has been volunteering with Operation HOPE for over four years, continuously finding ways to spread her wealth of knowledge to as many people as possible.

Latasha met with Michelle Burton, our Program Manager in Detroit, and they instantly became friends, locking in Latasha’s decision to join HOPE’s financial literacy efforts. Over the years, Latasha still finds that volunteering with Operation HOPE is a very rewarding and meaningful experience. Her experiences volunteering and the enjoyment she gains have become personal when Latasha was able to go into her son’s classroom to teach him, his friends and his classmates about financial dignity and literacy. Having the ability to closely observe her son’s application of lessons learned in the classroom, Latasha has been able to witness the impact of her volunteer efforts.

Although Latasha enjoys visiting inner-city Detroit schools, she also likes traveling, reading, partaking in outdoor activities and spending time with her family when Latasha isn’t working and volunteering. All the while, she finds ways to link personal finance to her life!

Latasha has demonstrated an immense commitment to learning about and teaching personal finance and financial literacy to others and has continuously found opportunities to do so. Operation HOPE thanks Latasha for all that she has done for her community in terms of promoting financial literacy and beyond!