I was honored to join Don Graves of the White House and Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan last week for listening and action session for the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, of which I am a Member, as well as an indepth discussion around Project 5117 and the 'solutions' outlined in my new book.
There are significant announcements coming from us here, but a special thank you in advance to Mayor Duggan and the City of Detroit, HUD (U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development), Bank On Detroit Foundation, the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce, New Detroit and one of our important partners in the city, Fifth Third Bank. A very special thank you also, to JP Morgan Chase, who graciously sponsored and distributed copies of my new book, How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, to participants of both the City Hall and Community Meetings on this day in Detroit.
Ryan Mack from my team (born and raised in Detroit, and now running our Mid-Atlantic states group) wrote and published this piece today in the Huffington Post on our coming work in the city.
A special thank you as well to Jena Roscoe from my HOPE Government Relations & Public Policy team in Washington, D.C., and my Operation HOPE, Detroit team there, led by Michele Hurst-Burton. She is doing a fine job there.
Okay, let's go.
John Hope Bryant is the 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), and is the only 2010-2012 bestselling business author in America who is also African-American. Hisnewest bestselling book is HOW THE POOR CAN SAVE CAPITALISM(Berrett Koehler Publishing). Bryant is a Member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans,and co-chair for Project 5117, which is a plan for the rebirth of underserved America.