Ambassador Young and John Hope Bryant in 2005

Financial Literacy Empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE (HOPE) is pleased to announce “Operation HOPE Day” at the Georgia State Capitol." Focused on celebrating the sacrifice of over 1,400 volunteers who have brought financial literacy empowerment into Georgia classrooms and institutions of higher learning, the event seeks to expose the need for financial literacy programming in communities across the state to more Georgia government officials.

Official activities will involve community leaders such as State Senator Donzella James and State Representative Judy Manning who will award volunteers for their contributions to the greater Atlanta community. Through the event HOPE also seeks to bolster support for financial literacy, promoting the integration of financial literacy and empowerment programs in the GA school system as a part of HOPE’s FIVE MILLION KIDS Initiative.


Date:                Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Time:               9 AM – 12 Noon EST

Location:          Georgia State Capitol Building

                       206 Washington Street Atlanta, GA 30334

                       South Side of Georgia Capital Building & Room #216

Who:                 

·         Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Operation HOPE, Inc., Bestselling business author, LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World, Member of President Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama – John Hope Bryant

·         Governor Nathan Deal (to be confirmed)

·         State Senator Donzella James

·         State Representative Judy Manning

·         Office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

·         HOPE Southeast Board Members

·         HOPE Corp Volunteers

With Ambassador Andrew Young as its Global Spokesperson, HOPE has had a presence in the metro-Atlanta area since 2005.  To date, they have educated over 30,000 students in the state with the assistance of 1,400 passionate and dedicated HOPE Corps volunteers. Through their partnership with 53 corporate partners, HOPE ensures that Atlanta-area students have access to their award-winning youth financial literacy empowerment curriculum, Banking on Our Future (BOOF). BOOF Atlanta has a presence is several school districts across the metro-Atlanta area with programming in 80 schools and 50 community-based organizations.  Currently, construction is underway to build the Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Center to be housed at the Martin Luther King, Sr. Resource Facility at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. To learn more about HOPE and their financial literacy and empowerment programs, please visit www.operationhope.org <http://www.operationhope.org> .

About Operation HOPE, Inc.
Since its founding in 1992, Operation HOPE's mission has been to promote "silver rights" and make free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. The social investment banking nonprofit has provided financial literacy and economic empowerment services to more than 1.2 million people, raised more than $500 million and helped to restructure more than $360 million in sub-prime mortgages from the private sector, for a total of approximately $900 million in economic activity for the disenfranchised. Follow Operation HOPE at www.operationhope.org <http://www.operationhope.org> , www.twitter.com/operationhope <http://www.twitter.com/operationhope> , and www.facebook.com/operationhope <http://www.facebook.com/operationhope> .

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