Published on January 8th, 2016 | by Jerry Doby
Who is economic equality thought leader John Hope Bryant?
Many people mark the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with reverence and ceremonies, but John Hope Bryant honors him by working to make King’s economic goals a reality. Bryant’s organization, Operation HOPE, brings financial literacy and education to the under-served communities where it is needed most.
Operation HOPE, the nonprofit private banker founded by Bryant in 1992, teaches low- and moderate-income people the basics of banking and the benefits of home ownership, among other topics aimed at encouraging small-business entrepreneurship and financial independence – forging what Operation HOPE calls a “silver rights movement.” The group has helped more than 2.5 million people and serves 300-plus cities across the U.S.