Operation HOPE and our newest innovation -- HOPE Business In A Box, powered by the Gallup-HOPE Index, will be featured as a "best practice" solution for America's 4th-12th grade "education to aspiration" crisis, which we believe is also linked to America's high-school dropout crisis, at the CGI America meeting on June 8th, 2012 in Chicago, IL.
In the broader context, Operation HOPE has enjoyed a long-term working relationship and partnership with former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Foundation, dating back to and including President Clinton co-teaching our first Banking on Our Future youth entrepreneurship course in Harlem, New York.
We also worked as a partner with the Clinton Foundation as we sought to help the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and more than 130,000 plus clients later we found that our alliance helped more survivors of Hurricane Katrina than most everyone else but the federal government and the American Red Cross.
Much more work to be done. Let's go.
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) the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum.