Between Dec. 10 and Dec. 12, the HOPE Global Forums will feature some of the best minds in the business, government and civic worlds – once again making Atlanta a centerpiece in the fight against poverty. This will be the 10th annual HOPE Global Forums – with Atlanta and the Hyatt Regency as its home base.
Upon receiving the Four Pillar Award from the Council for Quality Growth, Oct. 12, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian declared his everlasting love for Atlanta.
The ninth annual HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta did not disappoint.
Once again, top business, civic and government leaders convened in Atlanta to share best practices of how to reduce poverty in lower-income communities and how to stimulate new economic wealth among those who need it most.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, speaking virtually from Dallas at the HOPE Global Summit in Atlanta Wednesday, described his vision to develop 95 acres of land at the former Fort McPherson in southwest Atlanta
By Operation HOPE Chairman John Hope Bryant sits with Comptroller of the Currency, Joseph Otting, and senior executives of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, to discuss CRA reform. What’s CRA Reform? The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 is like the Civil Rights Movement for the 21st century, with a lot of money attached. […]
The 2019 HOPE Global Forum, once again, showed capitalism at its best.
The forum, held at Atlanta Hyatt Regency from May 29 to 31, brought together what has become one of the most diverse gatherings of business leaders and the general public. The 4,000-plus attendees literally came from all walks of life from many different corners of the world.
And the messages were powerful.
In less than 100 days (99 to be exact), hundreds of thought leaders and influencers will converge in downtown Atlanta for the 2019 HOPE Global Forum. Held May 29-31, this year’s meeting will be hosted in a new location, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This location is very significant to Operation HOPE and the Silver Rights […]
I keep saying that 70% of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, and 64% of Americans (not poor people) don’t have $500 in times of an unplanned financial event in their lives, but few things made these stats and facts more real and immediate than the government shutdown. About 800,000 federal government employees — many […]
By Anita Ward, President, Operation HOPE As a recent transplant to Atlanta from Los Angeles, I found myself glued to my television as the NFL set the stage for Super Bowl LIII in my new hometown. Downtown Atlanta already teems with a bevy of game day activity and advertising, and as of Sunday (Saints fans […]
By Operation HOPE The only true international city in the South, Atlanta is home to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and minority-owned businesses. A city where innovation and the economy thrive, Atlanta has for so long been recognized as one of the top American cities for minorities, particularly African-Americans, to become financially secure. However, […]
By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman & CEO | Operation HOPE, Inc. I keep saying Atlanta is a magical city. Magical for many reasons — including its rich civil rights and social justice history for one — but ‘opportunity (available) for all’ is a strong second reason. In the midst of an emerging 20th century America, the […]
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, in a rare public appearance since the airline discontinued discounted fares to National Rifle Association members, basked in the applause during the Global HOPE Forum meeting in Atlanta Wednesday.
Operation HOPE CEO John Hope Bryant initiated the conversation praising Bastian for standing up for what’s right despite having “somebody threaten your balance sheet.”
By Dr. Anita Ward, President, Operation HOPE, Inc. Until today, it had been a long time since I read the “I have a dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The words resonate more as the decades have passed, and collective dream of equality has grown stronger. New voices of women, children, immigrants, and […]
By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc. I am pleased to join Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of SunTrust Bank for a conversation around The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation (Berrett-Koehler, 2017) at SunTrust’s onUp on Tour Atlanta headquarters stop tomorrow at SunTrust Plaza. The event provides the opportunity to highlight the valued partnership between […]
By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc. True power in this world comes from economic independence. Nobody can give it to you; you must gain it yourself. The challenge with this truth is that the supermajority of people here in the United States and around the world – the “invisible class,” […]
By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc. It can take up to 20 years for a city to recover from a major disaster. However, for many low- to moderate-income families affected by unexpected life events like natural disasters, the recovery never really comes. The devastation of the disaster is ongoing; pulling […]
By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc. According to a recent Forbes report, though Atlanta is named the #14 best place for business in the U.S., its residents appear to have difficulty managing their money responsibly. As the capital city of the state with the worst credit profile in the U.S., […]
By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc. About 40% of American students say they plan to start a business and/or invent something that will change the world. Asia Thurmon, a 10th grader at Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, and owner and founder of EZ Party Pack, is one such next-gen […]
By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Treasury commemorated the legacy of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company with the renaming of a building—a rare occurrence on the White House campus.