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September 18 2014

Operation HOPE Family Financial Freedom Fair to Be Held in Compton on October 4, 2014

The event embodies Project 5117, HOPE’s national initiative to empower the underserved   

LOS ANGELES – September 18, 2014 – Building from last year’s success, Rep. Janice Hahn, Compton Mayor Aja Brown, Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant and Donna Davis Regional Administrator of U.S. Small Business Administration will join together to host the Family Financial Freedom Fair in City of Compton.

The all-day event takes place at El Camino College Compton Center and will feature remarks from the congresswoman, the mayor, the SBA and financial expert and author John Hope Bryant. Attendees will be offered free resources, panel discussions and workshops for building a strong-economically stable community. Workshop presentations include:  

  • How to buy a home
  • How to avoid losing your home
  • Student loan forgiveness
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Small business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Building assets
  • Saving for retirement

Also joining the event are representatives from Chase Bank, Bank of America, State Farm, Citibank, Wells Fargo and Boston Private Bank  to offer onsite counseling. Insurance companies, real estate agencies and other area organizations will also be on hand in support of the day’s activities. To attend, please RSVP to 866-302-5370 or

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, with a mission to strengthen the economy by focusing on empowering those who earn less than $50,000 a year.  The national initiative is delivered through the HOPE’s broad range of programs and services, including, homeownership counseling, to credit card debt management, a program that helps those with low credit scores raise their score to 700, and the comprehensive entrepreneurship-training.

The event is brought to the Compton area to meet the high demand for financial empowerment tools.  In addition, it is the 44th district of California, home base for Congresswoman Hahn, Mayor Brown and birthplace of John Bryant.