By: Brittany DeDiego, Fall 2014 Student Intern
Operation HOPE is a leading nonprofit social investment banking and financial literacy empowerment organization created in 1992 that works to promote financial preparedness and foreclosure prevention. They also help communities after natural disasters to help people effected recover financially. The organization includes several divisions:
- Banking on Our Future division, focusing on keeping at risk youth from repeating the cycle of poverty.
- HOPE Business In A Box/Gallup HOPE Index division, focusing on inspiring young Americans to become entrepreneurs and start small businesses.
- HOPE Inside division, providing clients resources to improve their financial situations and help raise their credit scores with active counseling.
- HOPE Coalition America division, focusing on financial disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
- HOPE Global Initiative international division, focusing on global expansion of financial dignity and empowerment.
- HOPE Government Relations & Public Policy division, working towards advancing public policy.
Since its inception, HOPE has helped more than 2 million people and has directed more than $1.5 billion in private capital to America’s low-wealth communities, and operates in more than 300 cities internationally. HOPE provides financial literacy seminars as well as one-on-one counseling as well as emergency outreach assistance. For more information about these free financial services go here.
As part of National Financial Literacy Month, you could also attend one of HOPE’s financial literacy events. For the full calendar of events, go here.