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November 07 2013

Operation HOPE and Kaplan University Announce Partnership to Live Stream the 2013 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit

Organizations join forces for second consecutive HOPE Summit

LOS ANGELES – November 8, 2013 – Operation HOPE, the leading global financial dignity nonprofit is partnering with Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, to live stream the 2013 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit to online viewers and participants. This marks the second consecutive year that HOPE and Kaplan will join to broadcast the Summit to a global audience.

“The lessons that will be shared at our HOPE Summit are not only valuable for those who will be attendance but should be disseminated across the globe, and we are grateful that our partners at Kaplan are enabling wider distribution of the Summit,” said John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE.

To access the live streaming option, viewers should log onto ttps:// to experience the summit dialogue and activities in real time.

In partnership with the City of Atlanta, the two-day summit, “Global Economic Recovery: How The Poor Can Help Save Capitalism,” ( will be moderated by Soledad O’Brien and frame the issue of financial inclusion, small business, entrepreneurship, jobs, and financial dignity as essential core ingredients to mid and long-term economic recovery and stability. It is expected to draw 1,000 of the most dynamic and influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leaders from more than 50 countries around the world. 

This partnership is part of a larger multi-year agreement between the two organizations that encompass Kaplan University’s dedication to helping students develop skills that will foster success in their personal and professional lives, and Operation HOPE’s aim to improve the economic quality of life for individuals, families in underserved communities.

To learn more about Operation HOPE and the Summit, visit, follow us our Twitter, @operationhope, #HOPESummit, and like us on Facebook,  or join the live stream provided by Kaplan University by logging on at ttps://

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers its students a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission ( and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves more than 50,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin,Indiana, Missouri and Florida.  Kaplan University is one of Kaplan, Inc.’s higher education institutions, which serve more than 74,000 students online and through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. It is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest division. For more information about Kaplan University, visit

About Operation HOPE

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Through its three core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than two million individuals, families, and small business owners. Operation HOPE is driven by a “silver rights” mission fueled by vision and idealism, HOPE strives to empower the struggling middle class through financial literacy, dignity and capital enterprise.