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Project Description

Financial Literacy

Operation HOPE

Established in 1993

Mission Statement:  Our Mission is to expand economic opportunity in underserved communities through financial education and career empowerment by offering programs that create financial stakeholders. Our overarching vision is financial inclusion and financial literacy leading to long-term financial dignity for all.

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Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

CEO Salary: 1.39% of expenses

  • In 2014, Operation HOPE served 115,590 low-come individuals (youth and adults) providing tools to live lives of financial dignity. We worked with 70,300 youth with our Banking on Our Future and HOPE Business In a Box Academies programs, leading 1,139 young entrepreneurs to start their own business. Through our 22 HOPE Inside locations we educated 29,292 adults through financial literacy counseling, 8,059 homeowners received foreclosure prevention counseling, and 8,021 small businesses participated in our entrepreneurship-counseling program. HOPE Corp trained more than 2,200 volunteer mentors, and HOPE Coalition America provided financial recovery services to over 32,000 individuals affected by 5 Presidentially declared disasters.
  •  In 2014 we opened eight (8) new HOPE Insides for a total of 22. In 2015 we’ve opened eight (8) new HOPE Inside locations just in the first quarter. We now have 30 locations throughout the U.S.

Featured Programs:

How HOPE is making a difference

Banking on Our Future 

The mission of the Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program is to execute a global delivery system for financial education for youth ages 9-18 at no cost to school districts, with a focus on urban, under-served communities. The program consists of five modules, I. Basics of Banking and Financial Services, II. Checking & Savings Accounts, III. The Power of Credit, IV. Basic Investments, and V. Dignity that are taught by volunteer HOPE Corp members who are trained to break down their knowledge of banking and credit into terms that youth can understand and utilize immediately. In addition to financial education, the students are left with a message of empowerment, a message of responsibility, and most important, a message of HOPE.


Operation HOPE has a national network of 27 HOPE Insides in key metro markets in the U.S. (expected to grow to 40 by the end of 2015). Some, but not all, HOPE Insides provide Small Business and Entrepreneurship Training, targeting aspiring entrepreneurs, minority- and women-owned small businesses with 1-15 employees


HBIABA are small learning communities organized around an entrepreneurial/ financial/career theme. The program is designed to provide financial education, technical and academic skills while enhancing engagement and performance in school.

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