October 03 2007
Operation HOPE and E*TRADE FINANCIAL Issue Economic Empowerment Challenge to Private Sector
HARLEM, N.Y.--October 3, 2007--Celebrating “HOPE in Harlem” at the official grand opening of the eighth Operation HOPE Banking Center, Operation HOPE and E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation today issued a challenge to corporate America to join their campaign to eradicate poverty by providing economic empowerment to low-income Americans. Using its five-year partnership of delivering measurable contributions to under-served communities as a model, Operation HOPE and E*TRADE aspire to recruit 1,000 of America’s leading private sector brands that will:
-- Educate 5 million children online and in the classroom on financial literacy
“Operation HOPE is calling on corporate America to step up and help eradicate poverty in the United States,“ said HOPE Founder & CEO John Hope Bryant. “Whether it’s Anacostia, Harlem or Los Angeles, our mission to eradicate poverty and make the free market system accessible has become a reality. 1,000 new low-income homeowners, 40,000 financially educated adults, and over 500,000 financial transactions completed prove you can do well by doing good.”
For individuals or corporations interested in making a meaningful difference, giving a hand up to fellow citizens, contact Stacy Sanchez at (213) 891-2900.