That is what we are doing in the Greater Anacostia area of Washington, D.C. Empowering this very worthwhile community, and the deserving people that live within it, to help itself. A hand up, and not a hand out...
The front page (Banking Section) feature article entitled Operation Hope to open flagship center in D.C. this week, focuses attention on how the commitment came to be and who helped to make it happen.
You can also check out an interesting editorial in the same edition based on our work, entitled "Hope Springs Less Eternally than Debt."
Leaders helped to make Anacostia happen; leaders such as E Trade Financial and E Trade Bank, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, as led by people like Dr. David Sampson, assistant secretary, and others, and most importantly, the positive possible impact it can have on the local community, as well as the national focus on empowering low wealth, under-served communities.
A special thanks to the Washington Business Journal, reporter Erin Killian and Manatt, Phelps, Phillips attorney and our Mid-Atlantic Board chairman Stephen Ryan, Esq.