While I am in town speaking for Bryant Group Companies and Bryant Speaks before the senior leaders at Kaplan University, of course I could not be here and fail to reflect on the good work being done here through Operation HOPE, Miami.  Here is a quick snapshot of our local results on the ground here…

521 people received credit and money management education
1,969 Floridians through our national Mortgage HOPE Crisis hotline received foreclosure prevention counseling and guidance we provided 55 loan modifications
Over 1,500 homeowners in the city of Miami received foreclosure prevention counseling and loan modification services through our Wells Fargo Home Ownership Preservation partnership event at the Miami Convention Center during the month of May 2010
2010 Partnerships:
 City of Miami
 Miami Dade County Public School System
 Wachovia Bank ( a Wells Fargo Company)
 South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union
 Pettus & Dawkins Financial Firm, LLC
 Consolidated Credit Counseling
Jose Marti Riverfront Park   
Elizabeth Virrick Park
Shananedoah Park              
Legion Memorial Park                    
Charles Hadley Park                          

2010 Volunteer Total:
 36 Volunteers assisted with the financial literacy programming
2010 Events:
 Financial Literacy Challenge –Faith Base Edition
 Financial Literacy Challenge—M-DCPS-City of Miami Edition
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Home Ownership Preservation event at the Miami Convention Center

A special thank you to my friend Shelley Freeman, who runs Wells Fargo in the state, for her founding support of our office here, as well as RCAC and the State of Florida Housing Agency, for their support of our Mortgage HOPE Crisis Hotline here.

Let's go…. There is so much more to do.

Onward and with HOPE,


John Hope Bryant is founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, bestselling author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and a member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama

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