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February 12 2014

Casey Family Programs $125,000 Commitment Will Help Operation HOPE Further Project 5117 Goals Nationwide

Los Angeles – February 12, 2013 – The Fellows, Interns and Loaned Executive (FILE) program received a $125,000 contribution from the Casey Family Programs (CFP), financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE announced today. Through an innovative partnership between Moving Hope Forward (a CFP initiative) and Project 5117, both organizations will expand their empowerment initiatives.

This contribution will support HOPE FILE to recruit and orient the Fellows in Denver, Atlanta and Los Angeles. These Fellows will work in conjunction with CFP and HOPE program managers to improve life outcomes for vulnerable populations. 

Multiple HOPE and CFP programs will benefit, including Project 5117, HOPE’s work to continue Dr. Martin Luther King’s efforts to eradicate poverty. It specifically targets the organization’s youth empower program, HOPE Business In a Box. 

As the nation's third largest operating foundation, CFP focuses on child welfare system’s reform in the context of its mission to provide, improve and ultimately prevent the need for foster care. The Conference of Southwest Foundations is the oldest association of grantmaking organizations in the country. Since 1949, the Casey Family Programs (CFP) has been the premier regional forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise in organized philanthropy.

In 2013, the HOPE launched Project 5117, a multi-year initiative to continue the unfinished poverty eradication work of Civil Rights Icon Dr. Martin Luther King. Focused on the stemming the dropout epidemic by creating young entrepreneurs, it also seeks to help families in underserved communities achieve a 700 credit score, as well as provide emergency financial recovery services. HOPE currently serves more than 300 U.S. cities, as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates.