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September 25 2013

Operation HOPE Appoints Ayana Curry, Esq. to Its Northwest Board of Directors


LOS ANGELES – September 27, 2013 – Operation HOPE (HOPE) announced today that Ayana Curry, Esq. has been appointed to the organization’s Northwest Board of Directors. She will help forward the financial dignity nonprofit’s “silver rights” mission to provide access to resources and free enterprise to under-resourced communities throughout the northwest region. 

As a member of the Northwest board, Curry will serve as a “silver rights” Ambassador to encourage the enrichment of youth and adults through economic literacy education, and digital empowerment. Curry has taken a particular interest in the 700 Credit Score Community program and hopes to help drive the initiative to great success. She will also provide leadership, guidance, and generate support for the region for HOPE programs and activities. 

Ayana Curry is an attorney that contracts with several boutique law firms in Oakland, CA. For the past five years her primary practice area has been civil rights litigation, in which she has successfully litigated cases on behalf of victims of police misconduct and employment discrimination.  

Prior to that, Ayana served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia where she handled all manner of criminal prosecutions post-conviction, including authoring many groundbreaking and influential published opinions on Constitutional and Criminal matters. She also served as Deputy Attorney General with the State of California Department of Justice, in the Criminal Appeals, Writs & Trial Division where she also authored several published opinions.  

Throughout her legal career, Ayana has provided resource development and grant management consulting services to non-profit organizations that serve children and families in need, particularly in low-income communities.  

Ayana received her JD from the University of California at Davis, School of Law, and her BA in Political Science and African American Studies from Columbia University.  

HOPE’s regional boards are comprised of some of the nation's most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists. These individuals play an essential role in driving HOPE’s Silver Rights Movement to expand economic opportunity, and make capitalism and free enterprise accessible to underserved communities. A complete 2013 list of HOPE's boards may be viewed here.