My Word for 2018: Scale

Every year I pick a special Word that symbolizes and frames my work, activities, focus and time commitments -- for that next 12 years. In years past, my 'Word' has been (to execute) Strength (2017), (to) Curate (2016), Intentionality (2015), and Authenticity before...

End of Year Reflections – 2017

2017 has been my most transformational year ever. More than 500,000 airline miles traveled, and more than 2,000 meetings held this year alone. My Word for 2017 was Execution, as in to ‘execute’ on my vision, and execute we did. * In 2017, Operation HOPE reached a...

A Generation of Builders

After testing a group of low income black youth in Washington, Gallup identified these four young adults as having extraordinary fortitude for building big organizations. This summer, each will receive a paid internship where they will also earn college credits. Led...

3500 Delegates and ‘Magic In A Bottle’ — The HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting 2017

The 2017 HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting for Operation HOPE was the largest, most impactful, most substantive and most important and relevant ever.   The theme for this year’s Annual Meeting was ‘The Invisible Class,’ which is also the focus of...

New Gallup-HOPE Data: Forty Percent of 5th-12th Graders Plan to Start a Business

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton, Operation HOPE CEO John Hope Bryant Issue Statement on A Generation of BUILDERS. Since 2011, the joint mission of Gallup and Operation HOPE has been to unleash the economic energy of America’s youth. We wanted to learn if the nearly 30...

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