The Bible suggests, "where there is no vision, the people perish." The HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer, at the broader King Center complex, is well on its way to becoming a vision made real in honor of one known as Daddy King.
This is the most recent visual of our new home for financial dignity in Atlanta; the Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Resource Complex, next to the historic Ebenezer Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Martin Luther King, Sr. were co-pastors. Today, Ebenezer Church (America's freedom church) is pastored by Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock, and we are honored to be partners in change for our community. From civil rights, to silver rights.
A special thank you to Steve Bartlett and the Financial Services Roundtable family (including SunTrust Bank, State Farm Insurance, LPL Financial, Wells Fargo, MasterCard and others) for helping to make this dream and reality.
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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.