Operation HOPE, New York to host Community Business Expo (39742)

On Saturday March 24th, the Financial dignity leader, Operation HOPE, and its entrepreneur training Program Alumni Association is hosting a community Business Expo at the Financial Dignity Center in Harlem.

Founded in 1992, after a series of riots in Los Angeles, and protesting against racial discrimination and police violence, Operation HOPE is aiming to break down the line that separates the most privileged and the poor. Today, operation HOPE is providing financial support and educational tools to undeserved communities in more than 273 cities worldwide and is one of the leading non-profit organization in the U.S.

This community Business Expo will introduce an Entrepreneurial Training Program, a twelve-week program offered to potential business owners to assist them in their ownership projects. The program will include lectures from accomplished business owners, a comprehensive step-by-step path to business ownership, a mandatory submission of a detailed business plan, and culminates with a graduation celebration.

This event has become a tradition because of the interest of many local businesses, but it is now also a commemoration of the success of those who have graduated from this program. About 25 businesses are participating and this is a good opportunity for the community to meet local business owners who could potential supporters of their businesses.

Since its opening in 2007, the New York HOPE Center has helped 535 small business owners and trained more than 5,000 adults and 46,200 youth in dignity and financial empowerment.

For more information on the event or to find out about sponsorship opportunities, contact Christina Barrett, Community Lending Consultant by telephone at (917) 477-2815 or by email atchristina.barrett@operationhope.org.