HOPE in Action Commitments
Last week, I went LIVE on Facebook and YouTube to announce a very exciting initiative that YOU can be a part of. It’s called “HOPE in Action Commitments”. This platform gives you a chance to show how you can change the world… one good deed at a time.
I have always believed that one person could make a difference. This is why I founded Operation HOPE 27 years ago, this week. HOPE in Action Commitments is an extension of this and the ongoing “Silver Rights Movement”. This is what we call “democratizing civic engagement”.
Your commitment can be big or small. It can range from mentoring a child, to providing apprenticeships at your barbershop or beauty salon. We, at Operation HOPE, will help give you the tools and curriculum you need to be your own agent for change.
How do you get started? Go to the COMMITMENT tab on the HOPE Global Forum website and register your commitment. You will be recognized at our annual meeting, happening May 29-31 in Atlanta, and you’ll also be acknowledged in our annual report.
Once you complete your commitment, you’ll receive a beautiful certificate, signed by me, for your efforts. You can then refer those you’ve helped to us and we will provide credit score counseling, small business counseling, mentorship support, and more– for free.
The goal is to get 10,000 Commitments by 2025, impacting and touching 1 billion people. Let’s Go…
FAQs about HOPE Commitments
1. What are HOPE in Action Commitments?
Most of us want to be change agents but feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task at hand. The challenge is always the how, who, what, when and where, but seldom the why. We wonder how one person can change the world.
At Operation HOPE, we believe that one person can make a difference. That is precisely why John Hope Bryant founded Operation HOPE, because as one person — at 26 years of age, in South Central Los Angeles, California — he thought that he could ‘do something.’
HOPE in Action Commitments (HOPE Commitments) is that vehicle where one person, combined with the actions of others, can, in fact, change the world. It is a platform where aspiring change agents like us can pledge commitments to do good. It is a platform where one person, combined with the actions of others, can change the world for the better.
2. What are HOPE Commitments?
HOPE Commitments can be large or small; involve financial resources or in-kind goods and services.
HOPE Commitments support the overall mission of Operation HOPE by focusing on the following 5 domains:
- Promotion of social justice
- Empowerment of financial self-reliance for individuals and communities
- Promotion of wellness in all forms
- Advancement of economic equality
- Financial literacy education of our world
HOPE Commitments also support Operation HOPE’s core services:
- Credit and money management
- Small business development
- Employee financial wellness
- Youth financial literacy
- Youth entrepreneurship
- Youth job skills
- Financial disaster recovery
3. Who can participate in HOPE Commitments?
Individuals, families, clubs, organizations, schools, colleges & universities, houses of faith, governments, companies, corporations and other legitimate, affirming and inclusive organizing bodies are all eligible to make HOPE Commitments.
4. When will HOPE Commitments be launched?
The first round of HOPE Commitments will be announced and formally operationalized during the 2019 HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting, May 29-31, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia.
5. Why should I participate?
HOPE Commitments are designed to encourage all of us to take action, to become change agents.
Through an Annual HOPE in Action Commitments Report, participants will be able to assess the collective impact of their pledges.
Each commitment maker will also receive a signed certificate from the HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting signed by John Hope Bryant.
6. How can I register?
Click HERE to register your commitment.