I am so excited to report that a little more than a month after we formally announced the HOPE FILE (HOPE Fellows, HOPE Interns and HOPE Loaned Executives) Program, our leader for the effort, Ms. Elaine Fischer, reports that we have received more than 350 applications!
350 completed applications, since February 6th 2012, from interested college and university graduate and undergraduate students from across the nation. This is just amazing, and we look forward to engaging many of these young bright lights into the on-the-ground operations of HOPE nationwide, and eventually internationally too.
If you know someone who might be interested in HOPE FILE, contact our HOPE Leader Elaine Fischer.
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John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum.