The mission of Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) is silver rights empowerment, making free enterprise work for everyone. We accomplish this through our work on the ground as the nonprofit private banker for the working poor, the under-served and struggling middle class. We achieve our mission by being the best-in-class provider of financial literacy empowerment for youth, financial capability for communities, and ultimately, financial dignity for all.
Amelia Casillas, Program Manager at Operation HOPE, shares the company’s history:
Since its inception in 1992, HOPE has served more than 2 million individuals. HOPE has also directed more than $1.5 billion in private capital to America’s low-wealth communities, maintains a growing army of 20,000 HOPE Corps volunteers, and currently serves more than 300 U.S. cities, as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates.
What is like to work there at Operation HOPE?
Amelia: Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) is a fast-growing, global non-profit organization. It’s an exciting time to join our HOPE family as we expand our programs both in the United States and abroad. With offices around the nation, Fellowships and Internships are available in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C. and more!
When working with HOPE, our Fellows and Interns are introduced to a large network of professionals in both the public and private sectors. With opportunities for leadership development, mentor-ship and relevant hands-on experience, HOPE Internships and Fellowships have much to offer.
Any fun facts about Operation HOPE?
Amelia: Since it’s founding in 2012, the HOPE Fellowship and Internship Program has welcomed over 100 Fellows and Interns into the HOPE Family. The founder and CEO of HOPE, Chairman John Hope Bryant, authored LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass, 2009), which spent 18 months on the business bestseller list. To this day, Bryant is the only bestselling American business author who also happens to be African-American.
Since its inception, the Banking on Our Future Program has reached over 725,000 students in more than 700 schools and community-based organizations in the U.S. and South Africa.
HOPE’s global headquarters are located in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles, in the Aon Center building. This building is the second tallest building in LA.