South_central_to_detroit_004Here I proudly stand with Ms. Connie Austin-Gentris of Charter One Bank, one of our amazing HOPE Corps volunteers in our Banking on Our Future, Detroit Program, whom I met after my speech in Troy, Michigan last night for the 7th Annual Joint Meeting & Conference of the CRA Associations of Michigan, which I agreed to do for my friends at Comerica Bank, including Loretta Smith.

In Detroit alone, Banking on Our Future has educated more than 7,500 low wealth youth in financial literacy, has more than 150 HOPE Corps volunteers and serves more than 30 schools and community based organizations.

Globally, Mary Hagerty tells me that Banking on Our Future has educated more than 290,000 low wealth youth, and Emily Ausbrook tells me that we more than 6,000 HOPE Corps volunteers who have committed to HOPE.  This is only the start. Log on to to become a HOPE Corps volunteer, just like Connie.

Onward with HOPE,

John Hope Bryant

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