Today I was honored to spend some quality time with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, discussing our mutual commitment to Denver, Colorado and its constituents. We discussed his bold yet practical vision for the continued growth of Denver, focused squarely on encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation (and of course education), amongst other priorities. Likewise, I shared my vision for Project 5117 (more on this later), which includes America 2020 and HOPE Inside.
The mayor and his team likewise welcomed the Operation HOPE family into Denver, Colorado as a full partner in his vision, and likewise, the mayor and mayor's office in our work.
We will be outlining in greater detail the framework of and for our partnership in weeks to come. For now, let me just say that this is one smart, sharp and focused leader. The Denver community is fortunate to have him.
John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, author, advisor, and one of the nation's most recognized empowerment leader. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, The 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