"Thank you Councilwoman Carolyn Davis for this life changing experience and the opportunity to start a ‘NEW SEASON” at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center of Dallas, Texas. The response all weekend has been overwhelming. One leader is excited about finding investor’s for the “OLD FOREST THEATRE” (yes) the entire block, and another is interested in finding investors and Community leaders to assist in bringing ‘A RESTORE TO DIGNITY CENTER” to the King Center, and I’m ready to serve “in any capacity”. We are eager and ready.
Thank you for your hard work, vision and commitment to your constituents. THE YEAR 2013 IS A YEAR OF “NEW BEGINNING. A SPECIAL THANKS TO MR. JOHN “HOPE” BRYANT, WE WILL KEEP HOPE ALIVE IN DALLAS, TEXAS."
John Hope Bryant was the keynote speaker for the official 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony for the City of Dallas, Texas.
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. Mr. Bryant is a though leader represented by the Bright Sight Group for public speaking. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, an NYSE Euronext publicly traded company, and a division of $54 billion Ares Capital.