By Ongelique Sherman, HOPE Business In A Box Intern, HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta
“My name is Ongelique Sherman and I am here on behalf of Operation HOPE. I was wondering if you received our flyer in the mail?”
My task was simple: bring communities back into schools with Operation HOPE’s newest initiative, HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB). My colleagues and I have been preparing for the moment to present such a powerful medium for a couple of weeks already. With it, we have become advocates for the “Silver Rights” movement. We had Coretta Scott King’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy as a starting point. We compiled a list of businesses surrounding it where we would present our presentations in order to peak interest and stress the need for such a program to local business owners.