NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Nationwide,Team for Seventh Annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards Presented by Nationwide
The National Football League and its teams will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of special events during Hispanic Heritage Month.
The NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Nationwide, official sponsor of the NFL, have partnered for the seventh annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.
Each award recipient will be recognized at a game or event in their local NFL market. With support from Nationwide, each recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation.
Nationwide’s partnership with the NFL and support of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards is the latest in a series of rich and authentic relationships with the Hispanic community. The Columbus-based insurance and financial services company already has partnerships with Latina Style, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, and Prospanica. Nationwide also provides resources, support and service to Hispanic consumers and business owners across the country. The sponsorship of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards aligns with Nationwide’s goal of partnering with organizations that share the company’s values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community.
“We are excited to partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Nationwide to celebrate the contributions of 32 individuals who are making an impact in their communities,” said Jaime Weston, NFL Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Each recipient is a role model and local hero. We appreciate the time and dedication each leader has devoted to making a difference.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the NFL and Nationwide to honor Hispanic leaders who are making an impact on communities all over America,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “It is important to highlight their leadership not only in the traditional Latino regions, but in recent-growing areas as well. Together with the NFL and Nationwide, we made sure that beyond the recognition there is an investment in local nonprofits. There is no better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than to make a difference in the Latino community year round.”
“Nationwide is excited to be partnering with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the National Football League to present this year’s Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards,” said Mike Boyd, Senior Vice-President of Marketing at Nationwide. “Nationwide takes pride in working with groups who share our values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community. We look forward to recognizing the charitable efforts of Hispanic leaders in all 32 NFL markets during Hispanic Heritage Month.”
The theme of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month recognition is “Feel the Orgullo.” In Spanish, the word “orgullo” means pride. Latino players, fans, and coaches have a strong sense of pride not only in their culture but in their team and the NFL. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL and its 32 teams will amplify the rich history, heritage and tradition of Latinos, and honor the positive impact they have had on the game and country.
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, fans can visit www.NFL.com/HispanicHeritage for a look at the personal stories of Hispanic players, past and present, who have left a lasting legacy on the NFL. NFL teams will enhance the celebration with local efforts throughout the month including local community outreach in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The 2017 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards recipients are:
Catherine Miranda: Senator, Representing Arizona’s 27th District
Belisa Urbina: Founder & Executive Director, Ser Familia
Jorge Castillo: President, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Eunice Lewin: President, Impacto Consulting
Rusty Price: President, Camino Community Center
Sylvia Puente: Executive Director, Latino Policy Forum
Reuben Shaffer: Former Chief Diversity Officer, The Kroger Co.
Pablo Ros: Chairman, Department of Radiology, UH Cleveland Medical Center; Professor, Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine; Radiologist-in-Chief, University Hospitals
Fernando J. Andrade, AIA: President & CEO, GSR Andrade Architects, Inc.
Andrés Chaparro: President and General Manager, Telemundo 25 Denver (KDEN)
Rico Razo: Campaign Manager for Mayor Duggan of Detroit
Green Bay Packers
Karen Menendez-Coller: Executive Director, Centro Hispano
Tony Canales: President and General Manager, Telemundo 47 Houston (KTMD)
Marlene Dotson: President and CEO, Indiana Latino Institute; Founder, Latino Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Maira Martelo: Community Mobilization Director, Jacksonville Public Education Fund
Kansas City Chiefs
Pedro Zamora: Executive Director, Hispanic Economic Development Corporation
Los Angeles Chargers
Cynthia Telles: Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine; Member, Board of Directors, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Los Angeles Rams
Fidel Vargas: CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Cesar Conde: Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
Eloisa Echavez: Executive Director, La Oportunidad, Inc.
New England Patriots
Yvonne Garcia: Chair, Board of Directors,Association of Latino Professionals for America; Senior Vice President, Investment Manager Services, State Street Corporation
New Orleans Saints
Peggy Mendoza: Vice President & Executive Director, City Year New Orleans
New York Giants
Awilda Diaz-Cruz: Breast Cancer Survivor and Advocate
New York Jets
Elsa Candelario: Executive Director, Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey
Jacqueline Martinez Garcel: CEO, Latino Community Foundation
Myrna Soto: Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer, The Comcast Corporation
Carmen Malloy: Customer Relations Specialist, People’s Gas; President, Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco 49ers
Darrell Cortez: Founder/Executive Director, Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley
Lourdes E. Alvarado Ramos: Director, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jennifer Whelihan: Economic Development Manager, Hillsborough County
Juan Canedo: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Maria Fernanda Borja: President & CEO, Latino Student Fund
En Tu Esquina Con Ford en Español: Desde El Museo Del Barrio & El Museo de La Ciudad de NY con Jennifer Mercedes
El Museo de la Ciudad de Nueva York y el Museo del Barrio celebraron su cuarta serie anual de Uptown Bounce, una serie de fiestas de verano, totalmente gratuita.
El Museo de la Ciudad de Nueva York, celebró el final de Uptown Bounce con una fiesta de baile de los años 70's inspirada en la exposición del Museo, Rhythm & Power: Salsa en Nueva York. Lo cual incluyó a DJ Joey Carvello de Mobile Mondays y DJ Nego de AI Records (alias Woof) girando discos latino. Y tambien el legendario instructor Jeff Selby ofreció clases de baile.
Por sexto año consecutivo, la NFL se asocia con el miembro del Salón de la fama Anthony Muñoz, para escenificar los campamentos NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps en todo país como parte de las iniciativas dirigidas a los hispanos, para ofrecerle a los jóvenes oportunidades de jugar y vivir el futbol americano. A raíz del éxito alcanzado el año pasado, la NFL decidió expandir su programa de campamentos PLAY 60 Character Camp, visitando 14 ciudades este verano y otoño.
Esta semana , los rookies de los NY Giants, llevaron a cabo el campamento NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp en el Quest Diagnostics Training Center - recibieron a niñas y niños provenientes de organizaciones juveniles del área, en su mayoría de ascendencia hispana entre las edades de 9 a 13 años con poca o sin experiencia previa de jugar futbol americano.
La misión del proyecto es impactar positivamente a los chicos a través de la enseñanza de destrezas de futbol americano, el énfasis en la actividad física, y reforzar la importancia de desplegar carácter en la actividad atlética y en la vida misma. El programa colabora con la federación de futbol americano estadounidense USA Football y su currículo NFL FLAG que invita a los participantes a mantenerse activos físicamente a través de actividad continua, mientras aprenden los fundamentos del futbol americano, y absorben lecciones de trabajo en equipo y de buena conducta deportiva.
Este fue el cuarto campamento de la seria de NFL PLAY60 como parte de las iniciativas de la NFL dirigidas a la comunidad hispana y enfocadas en ofrecerle a la juventud oportunidades de jugar y disfrutar del futbol americano.
Floyd Mayweather y Conor McGregor se verán cara a cara en la tercera parada de su tour de prensa internacional, mañana/jueves 13 de julio en el Barclays Center en Brooklyn. El tour de prensa que recorrerá cuatro ciudades y tres países en cuatro días está abierto al público.
· FLOYD MAYWEATHER, Leyenda de Boxeo Invicto
· CONOR MCGREGOR, Campeón de UFC Dos Divisiones
Mayweather vs, McGregor tendrá lugar el sábado 26 de agosto en vivo por SHOWTIME PPV desde T-Mobile Arena en Las Vegas.
WATCH LIVE -- JUEVES, 13 DE JULIO – New York Event
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Estrellas de la MLB y los Marlins, peloteros consagrados en el Salón de la Fama e íconos del softbol estarán presentes durante el festival
Una constelación de estrellas de las Grandes Ligas de Béisbol (MLB) y de los Miami Marlins descenderá al Centro de Convenciones de Miami Beach durante el FanFest de Estrellas MLB, a efectuarse entre el 7 y 11 de julio. Allí, los fans tendrán la oportunidad de recibir autógrafos gratis, a la vez que podrán participar en sesiones de preguntas y respuestas y clínicas dirigidas por jugadores retirados, todo esto incluido en el precio del boleto de entrada al FanFest de Estrellas MLB.
Los Embajadores del Juego de Estrellas 2017, Jeff Conine y el integrante del Salón de la Fama Tony Pérez, encabezan la distinguida lista de peloteros que harán presencia durante el FanFest, junto a otros miembros del Salón de la Fama: Orlando Cepeda, Andre Dawson, Fergie Jenkins, Juan Marichal y Dave Winfield, además de Tim Raines, inducido al Salón de la Fama en 2017. Estarán presentes en el lugar peloteros favoritos del equipo de los Marlins como Cliff Floyd, Jack McKeon, Carl Pavano, Édgar Rentería y Benito Santiago, entre otros. El FanFest también dará la bienvenida a dos íconos del softbol: Jennie Finch, dos veces medallista de los Juegos Olímpicos y recientemente nombrada por MLB Embajadora de Softbol Juvenil, y Lisa Fernández, tres veces medallista de oro olímpico y actualmente entrenadora asistente del equipo de softbol femenino de la Universidad de California, Los Ángeles (UCLA).
A continuación, una lista de exjugadores que figurarán durante el FanFest#. Para obtener más detalles y actualizaciones, pueden visitar: allstargame.com/fanfest.
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tony Pérez (HOF*)
Orlando Cepeda (HOF)
# Sujeto a cambio
* Salón de la Fama
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tony Pérez (HOF)
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tony Pérez (HOF)
Fergie Jenkins (HOF)
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fergie Jenkins (HOF)
Tim Raines (HOF)
Dave Winfield (HOF)
Andre Dawson (HOF)
El FanFest de Estrellas MLB en el Centro de Convenciones de Miami Beach, cuyas puertas abren el viernes 7 de julio hasta el martes 11, es el parque temático interactivo de béisbol principal del mundo, abarcando más de 40 atracciones para los fans de todas las edades. A lo largo del piso de exhibición, los aficionados tendrán la oportunidad de conocer e interactuar con sus jugadores preferidos de la Liga. Las 40 exposiciones interactivas y atracciones incluyen clínicas enseñadas por jugadores activos o retirados de MLB, sesión de autógrafos gratis con leyendas de los Marlins y del Salón de la Fama, exhibiciones del Salón de la Fama y Museo Nacional del Béisbol y mucho más. Todas las atracciones del FanFest de Estrellas MLB están incluidas en el precio de entrada; los únicos costos adicionales son la comida y objetos de colección en venta. Los boletos para asistir al FanFest de Estrellas a un precio descontado de $13 cada uno, están a la venta online. Para adquirirlo, pulse sobre este enlace: (http://www.allstargame.com/mvpoffer).
El calendario de la Semana del Juego de Estrellas incluye el 88vo. Clásico de Media Temporada Juego de Estrellas, presentado por MasterCard en el Marlins Park (11 de julio); el Día de Entrenamiento del Juego de Estrellas con el Festival de Jonrones de T-Mobile (10 de julio); el Domingo de Estrellas con el Juego de las Futuras Estrellas SiriusXM y el Juego de Softbol de Leyendas y Celebridades (9 de julio); el FanFest de Estrellas en el Centro de Convenciones de Miami Beach (del 7 al 11 de julio), más una serie de eventos satelitales en varios lugares de la ciudad. Para obtener más información sobre la Semana del Juego de Estrellas y comprar boletos, por favor visite AllStarGame.com y siga la cuenta @AllStarGame del Juego de Estrellas en redes sociales.
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MLB AND MIAMI MARLINS TO DONATE $5 MILLION TO GREATER MIAMI AND BEYOND THROUGH THE 2017 ALL-STAR LEGACY INITIATIVE
Funding Will Support National Charities and Local Improvement Projects
Throughout Greater Miami and Beyond
Legacy Program’s 20th Anniversary Features Youth Playing Fields,
Boys & Girls Club Teen Centers, a Military Hospitality Lounge and a Mobile Eye Unit
MIAMI – Major League Baseball and the Miami Marlins today announced the contribution of more than $5 million toward the 2017 All-Star Legacy initiative to fund community improvement projects designed to leave a lasting impact throughout Greater Miami and beyond and support national charitable organizations.
This is the 20th anniversary of the All-Star Legacy program, which started in 1997 in connection to the Midsummer Classic in Cleveland. This year’s All-Star Legacy effort features the development of youth baseball and softball playing fields, Boys & Girls Club teen centers, an airport military hospitality lounge and a mobile eye unit. The various All-Star Legacy projects will be unveiled leading up to the 88th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.
More Than $5 Million to Local Projects and National Charities
MLB Charities, the Miami Marlins and the Marlins Foundation (a donor-advised fund of The Miami Foundation) plan to donate approximately $5 million, a significant portion of which will go toward the All-Star Legacy initiative. The donation also will support national charitable partners of Major League Baseball, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer, among others. The funds will be raised from Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on Monday, July 10th. Since 1997, MLB and host All-Star Clubs have donated approximately $80 million through the All-Star Legacy initiative.
2017 All-Star Legacy Projects
José Martí Park (Miami, FL) – This project will include a complete renovation and rededication of the field at José Martí Park. Renovations will include regrading the field to eliminate low spots, replacing the outfield grass with field turf, adding new high-efficiency sports lighting, and a drainage system to help facilitate weather-related delays. Additionally, all fencing and the backstop will be repaired with new vinyl coated fencing. Other improvements will include extending the dugout at both sides with roofs and new benches, installing bleachers with shade canopies, and the installation of an art component on the adjacent gymnasium building’s façade. The renovations could potentially result in an additional 1,000-3,000 youth players participating in baseball and softball programming at José Martí Park.
Charles Hadley Park (Miami, FL) – Upgrades to Charles Hadley Park will consist of a complete renovation of a baseball field, including replacing all fencing and the backstop with new vinyl coated fencing, installing new dugouts and re-grading the outfield turf. Additional improvements will include reconditioning the infield clay as well as the fabric along the first and third base lines. The project also will install concrete pads for the players’ protection as well as shade canopies for the bleacher areas.
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Mobile Eye Unit (Miami, FL) – Legacy funding will go toward a new mobile optometric unit, replacing an outdated, 14-year-old vehicle that has been in constant need of repair. The new unit will allow the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to expand their much-needed services of free eye examinations and glasses for eligible school children.
Military Hospitality Lounge at Miami International Airport (Miami, FL) – Renovations will be made to the Military Hospitality Lounge at Miami International Airport, which provides hospitality services for active and former members of the Armed Forces and their families who are traveling. Plans for the lounge, which was in need of several aesthetic and functional upgrades/repairs, include a more efficiently designed space as well as new furniture, appliances, flooring, signage and utility work.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade (Kendall Club, Miami, FL) – This project would encompass the renovation and expansion of the existing Teen Center at the Kendall Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to include the following: removing the existing flooring, lighting, lay-in ceiling and HVAC equipment in the current study lounge/game room and entry area, removing the wall and door inside the entry area. Additional space renovations include installation of the new HVAC system, flooring and lighting as well as recoating the roofing on the exterior, upgrading furniture, enabling telephone/cable and Wi-Fi service, cosmetic upgrades (interior and exterior painting), and creating an outdoor space adjacent to the Teen Center with an art component. The renovation and expansion is expected to increase the number of children served daily from 20 to as many as 100 teens per day, a potential 400% increase.
Boys & Girls Club of Broward County (Leo Goodwin Teen Center, North Lauderdale, FL) – This project will involve renovations to the Leo Goodwin Teen Center facility of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. The scope of the project includes improvements to the computer lab, including new computer desks, tables, lab chairs, headphones as well as new gaming design software. Additional upgrades include those to the “college corner,” the club’s recording studio, and the game room and lounge areas, which will receive a new television and improved sound system, respectively. The lounge area also will receive a throw rug, lounge-style tables and chairs, wall shelving, wall décor and new curtains. Generally, the club will receive new gym doors, updated painting and new baseboards.
The full scope of All-Star Week community and youth programs and events, including non-All-Star Legacy projects and other initiatives, will be announced at a later date.
Hideki Matsui to Serve as Official Alumni Ambassador
The New York Yankees today announced that New York Yankees Baseball Summer Camps presented by REFUEL with Chocolate Milk will take place in the New York tri-state area beginning the week of June 26, 2017. Enrollment forms are now available at www.yankees.com/camps.
Yankees Baseball Summer Camps are available to boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 13, with each camper receiving a full Yankees uniform. In addition to on-field skill development and professional instruction, campers also get the opportunity to take an exclusive guided tour of Yankee Stadium and much more.
Sessions are currently being offered in a World Series Experience package that includes four days of baseball instruction with an additional day-long visit to Yankee Stadium. All camps culminate with a “meet and greet” session with either a player on the Yankees’ 25-man roster or Hideki Matsui – the official Alumni Ambassador of the New York Yankees Baseball Summer Camps presented by REFUEL with Chocolate Milk. Camps are located in select areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Further details and availability for each package can be viewed at www.yankees.com/camps.
In addition, campers will receive an offer code good for two (2) complimentary tickets to a 2017 Yankees regular season home game.*
“Each week, our Yankees Campers work with our coaches to learn proper baseball mechanics and fundamentals, and also build and develop skills to help unlock each player’s personal best – both on and off the field,” said Brendan Sullivan, President of Yankees Baseball Summer Camps. “The camp is an unforgettable week-long Yankees Experience. Our curriculum is not only built to develop baseball skills, but also the toolkit of life skills that are important as these campers build towards their future successes.”
As part of the American Dairy Association North East and Dairy Council’s “REFUEL with Chocolate Milk” initiative, 85 children from local families will receive full scholarships to attend Yankees Baseball Summer Camp at Heritage Field – which is located on the site of the original Yankee Stadium and administered by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation – during the week of July 10-14.
“Milk plays an important role in children’s diets because it’s a source of so many essential nutrients like calcium, Vitamin D and protein needed for a healthy body. Drinking low fat chocolate milk after sports is a great way for athletes to replenish nutrients and rebuild muscle,” said Rick Naczi, CEO of the American Dairy Association North East. “Teaming up with the Yankees to sponsor summer baseball camps gives us an opportunity to educate kids about the connection between good nutrition and athletic performance.”
Locations and dates of 2017 New York Yankees Baseball Camps
Friends Academy (Locust Valley)**...................................................... 7/3-7
Mitchel Athletic Complex (Garden City)...................................... 7/17-21
Hackley School (Tarrytown)................................................................ 7/24-28
Green Vale School (Old Brookville, L.I.)........................................ 7/31-8/4
Holy Trinity School (Hicksville)............................................................ 8/7-11
Hackley School (Tarrytown)................................................................ 8/14-18
Phelps Park (Teaneck) .......................................................................... 6/26-30
Madison H.S.* *.............................................................................................. 7/3-7
Verona H.S. ............................................................................................... 7/17-21
Denville Parks.......................................................................................... 7/24-28
The Pingry School (Basking Ridge)................................................. 7/31-8/4
Saint John Vianney H.S. (Holmdel) .................................................... 8/7-11
Princeton Day School ........................................................................... 8/14-18
Brien McMahon H.S. (Norwalk)…………6/26-30
*Campers registered for 2017 Yankees Baseball Summer Camps on or before June 1, 2017 will receive an offer code valid for two (2) complimentary tickets in select areas of the general, non-premium Main or Terrace level for select, non-premium 2017 Regular Season Home Games in April, May, June, July or August. Offer is subject to availability and must be redeemed on or before August 2, 2017. The offer code may only be redeemed online. Offer is for a limited time only, subject to availability, has no cash value, is not valid on previously purchased tickets, and is not good in conjunction with any other promotional offer.
UP FROM NOTHING: The Untold Story of Baseball Icon Hank Aaron Featured at the 2017 HOPE Global Forum
- Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron to participate in a special session with Ambassador Andrew Young highlighting his personal journey- HOPE Global Forums | Annual Meeting will be held April 10-12 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis- Session will broadcast live on Facebook @HOPEGlobalForum on April 11 at 4 p.m. EDT
ATLANTA, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE, Inc. announced today the addition of a special session featuring two global legends at the 2017 HOPE Global Forum. "UP FROM NOTHING: The Untold Story of Hank Aaron," will be presented as a conversation between Ambassador Andrew Young, civil rights icon and chairman of the Andrew J. Young Foundation, and baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron. The HOPE Global Forum, now the largest and most prominent gathering of leaders in the world focused exclusively on financial inclusion and the empowerment of the poor, will be held in Atlanta, April 10-12 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
"We are honored to have Hank Aaron and Ambassador Andrew Young participate in this special session at our Annual Meeting," said John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE. "Hank Aaron's powerful story of perseverance, courage and hard work is an inspiration for us all."
Born Henry Louis Aaron, the baseball icon, nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," is widely regarded as one of the greatest hitters in the history of the sport, and continues to hold many of baseball's most distinguished records today. In his years since playing, Aaron has thrived in business.
The session will be held on April 11 at 4 p.m. EDT as part of Forum programming. Individuals not in attendance can access the Facebook Live broadcast @HopeGlobalForum
With the theme "Uplifting the Invisible Class," the 2017 HOPE Global Forum will challenge over 3,200 delegates from more than 25 countries to outline a vision for a new, global economy—where the poor, underserved and dislocated middle class are viewed as untapped assets for entrepreneurship, job creation and economic growth. This year's speakers include Ajay Banga, President and CEO, Mastercard; The Honorable Vicente Fox, 55th President of Mexico; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Max Levchin, Co-Founder, PayPal; Luke Marklin, General Manager, Uber; The Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor, City of Atlanta; Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Whole Foods; William H. Rogers, Jr., Chairman and CEO, SunTrust Banks, Inc.; Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Chair and President, Charles Schwab Foundation; Valerie Williams, Diversity Program Manager, Airbnb; and Jane Wurwand, Founder and Chief Visionary, Dermalogica.
Registration details and information on session topics and speakers is accessible at www.hopeglobalforums.org
To cover the event, interested media should register here: http://hopeglobalforums.org/media-submission/
Get forum updates on Twitter: @HopeGlobalForum #HGF17
About Operation HOPE
Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. Through its core programs, the nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. Project 5117 is HOPE's multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth, and stabilize the American dream by boosting credit scores. Operation HOPE recently received its second consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator—further establishing it as a best-in-class organization.
For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org
Follow Operation HOPE on Twitter @operationhope
About the HOPE Global Forums
The HOPE Global Forums are a community of events that serve as a call to action: to reimagine the global economy so the benefits and opportunities of free enterprise can be extended to everyone. We accomplish this through a series of carefully curated conferences, events and policy programs designed to foster leadership around this critical issue. Our Annual Meeting serves as our flagship event and is now the largest gathering of leaders in the world on behalf of empowering poor and underserved communities. HOPE Global Forums are an initiative of Operation HOPE, the global leader in providing financial dignity. Founded in 1992, Operation HOPE is the nation's first nonprofit, financial services network for underserved communities.
For more information: www.hopeglobalforums.org
Follow HOPE Global Forums on Twitter @HOPEGlobalForum
SOURCE Operation HOPE