Volunteers with Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman & CEO, Mr. John Hope Bryant. OCC Picture: Barry Wides, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs and Colleagues, Denise Murray, Elizabeth Ratliff & Frank Salamone. Industrial Picture: Volunteers Elduise Johnson & Leonora Wilson in the classroom. Wells Fargo: Jahreem Edwards & David Houston in the classroom.
Banking on Our Future, DC has partnered with Washington Math, Science & Technology Public Charter High School (WMST) for the past 5 years to expose students to financial dignity concepts. On October 30, 2013, a total of 40 volunteers from BB&T, Department of Treasury, Industrial Bank, Wells Fargo, Women in Housing & Finance Foundation and the DC Chapter of African American Real Estate Professionals joined forces to share personal finance classroom instruction with the high school students. The entire 328- student body was in engaged in this phenomenal day of empowerment.