Operation HOPE is a for-purpose organization working to disrupt poverty and empower inclusion for low and moderate-income youth and adults.
Our focus is ﬁnancial dignity and inclusion. We equip young people and adults with the ﬁnancial tools and education to secure a better future—coaching them through their personal aspirations and life’s challenges, and facilitating their journey to ﬁnancial independence.
Since 1992, we have been moving America from civil rights to “silver rights” with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved.
Our mission connects the legacy of the Freedman’s Bank, established by President Abraham Lincoln more than 150 years ago to integrate all Americans into our nation’s economic life, and the second part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s integration dream—the integration of the dollar, under the banner of “silver rights”—rights to ﬁnancial literacy, access to capital, and equity of opportunity, for all.
Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve ﬁnancial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth in under-served communities, and stabilize the American dream by boosting FICO scores. It includes educating ﬁve million youth through ﬁnancial dignity programs, empowering one million youth through entrepreneurial and career-building programs, establishing 1,000 HOPE Inside locations, and facilitating HOPE 700-Credit-Score-Communities across the nation.
Located in the Bank of the West