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November 03 2014

Operation HOPE Announces Civil Rights Icon, Ambassador Andrew Young as Honorary Co-Chair for the 2015 HOPE Global Forum

Longtime Global Spokesman for Operation HOPE, Young will help set the stage for bringing together some of the world’s most progressive intellectuals to Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA – November 3, 2014 – Operation HOPE (HOPE), the leading global financial dignity nonprofit, today announced Ambassador Andrew Young, Civil Rights Icon, HOPE Global spokesman, and Chairman of the Andrew Young Foundation as a will serve as a Honorary Co-Chair for the 2015 HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta, GA, January 15-17th.  His participation further cements the connection between “silver rights” and civil rights.

The annual forum, hosted by HOPE at the Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, will bring together heads of state, C-suite executives, civic and financial leaders to outline a vision for the future of the modern global economy. This vision that includes all people as HOPE sees the poor, underserved and teetering middle class as untapped assets for economic growth, entrepreneurship and job creation.

Andrew Young is co-founding Principal and Chairman at GoodWorks International. His work includes facilitating the formation of successful business partnerships, putting corporate executives in contact with leaders and influencers in emerging markets. He also offers strategic advice to corporations and advises several governments on sound policy-making. (read complete bio)

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been providing financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2 million individuals worldwide. Through our work, we turn check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. For additional information about Operation HOPE, go to www.operationhope.org.

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