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Living in the Real World

Two years ago Macie came to Operation HOPE as a recent college graduate ready to take on the real world. Post-graduate life was great, but it proved to be much …

“Turning Points: Sandra’s Journey to Financial Freedom with Operation HOPE”

In April 2023, Sandra embarked on a transformative journey towards financial freedom, initially referred by a real estate agent with the aspiration to purchase a home and enhance her savings. …

Celebrating the Freedman’s Bank: Our History and Hope for the Future

Freedom, self-determination, opportunity—these words capture the essence and meaning of one of our nation’s most important institutions, the Freedman’s Bank, established during the Reconstruction era.  Nearly 160 years ago, President …

A Haircut that Led to HOPE

Claire Broderick has been self-employed for over two decades, so the struggles and rewards of entrepreneurship are nothing new to her. But no amount of experience could have prepared her …

Sweet Legacy: The Mom + Daughter Duo Behind Kayla’s Italian Ice

written by: Y. Theresa Bostic Every mother carries a vision, a hope that her children will grow to be strong, dynamic individuals who will leave an indelible mark upon the …

Victoria’s Journey to Homeownership Through Operation HOPE

Victoria’s journey to homeownership began in October 2022, marked by a fierce determination to provide a stable, nurturing environment for her three teenagers. As a single mother working two jobs …

Operation HOPE Announces Leadership Promotions and Additions

Operation HOPE, today announced multiple promotions and additions to its Executive Management team.  Kevin Boucher, a 20-year industry veteran, has been promoted to EVP, Chief Communications and Strategy Officer. Mr. Boucher …

Operation HOPE Founder & Chairman John Hope Bryant Recognized by TIME Magazine as One of 18 Black Leaders Working to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Atlanta, Ga. (February 6, 2024) – Operation HOPE, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping low-and moderate-income Americans thrive in an ever-changing economy, announced today that its Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer …

Augustus Finds New Confidence with His Coach and Community

HOPE small business coaches do more than lay the foundation of business for new entrepreprenuers. They also serve as a catalyst for confidence and building community for existing ones. Augustus …

Chairman Bryant Briefs Four Cabinet Members in Latest DC Trip

During his whirlwind trip to the nation’s capital, Chairman John Hope Bryant met with four members of The Cabinet: Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, Secretary …