The fourth Quarter 2010 results revealed two very important concepts – youth desperately need an educational foundation for understanding money matters; and a knowledge intervention such as the BOOF program which involves community leaders offers opportunities for dramatic improvements in major areas of financial literacy and dignity. HOPE will continue to measure youth benchmarks in financial literacy and the improvements achieved based on a variety of interventions such as the BOOF 2011 first quarter results are currently being analyzed.
HOPE Office of Innovation, Research & Assessment
The Office of Innovation Research and Assessment was established to track the success of current programs, contribute to the development of the new Gallup-HOPE Financial Literacy Index and analyze the impact of HOPE programs and services on youth, adults and the community at large. The office will also establish a benchmark for innovation within HOPE itself.
About Operation HOPE
Founded in 1992, social empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE's mission is to expand economic opportunity in under-resourced communities through financial literacy education. HOPE promotes "silver rights" – making free enterprise and capitalism relevant and effective for the underserved. Raising more than $500 million and directing and restructuring nearly $500 million more in mortgages and economic support from the private sector, for a total of approximately $1 billion dollars in economic activity, HOPE seeks dignity and empowerment for all. Follow Operation HOPE at www.operationhope.org,www.twitter.com/operationhope, and www.facebook.com/operationhope.