Son of Carson, California, Lance Triggs, division president for Operation HOPE, returns to his home city this weekend with real resources, and solutions, to help, lift, advance the lives of those who now call Carson, California home.

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I was so very happy to hear that Operation HOPE's own Lance Triggs, who also happens to be a very dear, life-long friend to me, joined together and in partnership with another dear friend, U.S. Congresswoman Janice Hahn, along with City of Carson Mayor Dear, to organize a very successful Homeownership Empowerment Expo in Lance's hometown of Carson, California.

The prodigal son returned home in a big way. He and HOPE had just under 600 participants in attendance (capacity was 450). Major Banks (Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, Ocwen — formerly GMAC) were all represented to provide first time home buyer and loan modification assistance.

Bravo Lance Triggs.  You are a living testimony to and for all the good that your amazing parents poured into you, in those critical early developmental years living in Carson, Calfornia. I am so proud to see you now as the man you are, president of the HOPE Financial Dignity Center division nationwide, and now bringing hope, silver rights empowerment and solutions back to the people of Carson.

Lance, you are indeed, I believe, what Dr. King had in mind my friend. Saluting Lance Triggs, and all that he has done to advance our communities and silver rights over more than 18 years with Operation HOPE!


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Onward and with HOPE.


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 thought leader represented by the Bright Sight Group for public speaking. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE), a specialty finance company that is managed by an affiliate of Ares Management LLC, a global alternative asset manager with approximately $59 billion in committed capital under management as of December 31, 2012. 



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