The Operation HOPE family was honored to join the White House Business Council, the White House Urban Policy shop, Mayor Corey Booker of Newark, NJ, Rutgers University, Start-Up America, the New York Public Advocate's Office, celebrity Russell Simmons and a host of others for this historic coming together around a new agenda for urban America — entrepreneurship empowerment!  Check out the images from this first meeting here.

A special kudos to the White House's Michael Blake, the original brainchild for the urban entrepreneurship series for the President. Michael Blake is associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and deputy director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.  You will be hearing a lot about him in the weeks, months and years to come.  You heard it here first.

Onward and with HOPE


John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, 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 Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama







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