These two are simply amazing. I was with Bill Robinson and his able and capable right arm Patricia last week for a volunteer Salute & Recruit Event with our global partner Citi in Chicago, and what these two have done in this city is truly admirable. More than 28,000 low-wealth, inner-city kids taught financial literacy through our Banking on Our Future, Chicago program office, more than 500 HOPE Corps volunteers recruited, and active in more than 100 Chicago Public School System schools! Wow...
On the one day I was there, Bill, Patricia and their team of (Operation HOPE) HOPE Partners for Chicago, including Citi, the Private Bank & Trust, Chubb Insurance, Alliant Federal Credit Union and others, had educated more than 4,000 youth on ONE DAY in Chicago, as part of a teaching blitz initiative by CPS called "Kid Start."
The Banking on Our Future, Chicago office was named in honor of our first $100,000 donor in Chicago, Ms. Oprah Winfrey, as part of her Oprah's "Use Your Life" Awards from her foundation, which I was proud and honored to receive in 2002.
Bravo BANKING ON OUR FUTURE, CHICAGO... Proud of you.
Onward with HOPE
John Hope Bryant