The Latin Business Association is proud to partner with Operation HOPE in presenting:

The 20th Anniversary Opportunity Bus Tour

“From Chaos to Community”

Operation HOPE’S 20th Anniversary Opportunity Bus Tour a Huge Success!

Operation HOPE’S 20th Anniversary Opportunity Bus Tour – “From Chaos to Community” – Tuesday, April 24, 2012 was a tremendous success! Over 500 people participated, filling eleven buses for the tour! So powerful was this event and all it represents, that while sixteen media companies were expected to cover it, HOPE’S 20th Anniversary Opportunity Bus Tour drew coverage by no less than twenty five!

Bravo, Operation HOPE… and the communities of all peoples who comprise the Great City of Los Angeles!

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WHAT: Operation HOPE 20th Anniversary Opportunity Bus Tour Kickoff

WHERE: Operation HOPE Financial Dignity Center – Los Angeles

3721 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Tel: 213.891.2906
Additional details provided as they become available.

WHEN: 9:00AM – 11:30AM PST | April 24, 2012

Operation HOPE Hosts 20th Anniversary Opportunity Bus Tour

Mayor Villaraigosa, Quincy Jones, Ambassador Andrew Young, Peter Ueberroth, and others headline bus tour, from “From Chaos to Community,” through inner-city Los Angeles:

Los Angeles, CA – On April 24, 2012, John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, will be joined by respected entertainers, public servants and business leaders to kick off the ‘Opportunity Bus Tour’ from Los Angeles to mark the 20th anniversary of Operation HOPE, whose activities are sustained by its longtime corporate supporting partners Toyota, Union Bank and Wells Fargo and the event co-chairs, who include:

  • Quincy Jones, Grammy-award winning producer & Operation HOPE 5MK National Co-Chair
  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Ambassador Andrew Young, civil rights icon & Operation HOPE Global Spokesperson & 5MK National Co-Chair
  • Peter Ueberroth, Chairman of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Organizing Committee & Time Magazine Man of the Year 1984
  • Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray, Chairman of the Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement
  • Pastor Charles Blake, Bishop of the West Angeles Baptist Church
  • Tyrese Gibson, famed singer, songwriter and actor, & Operation HOPE 5MK Celebrity Ambassador
  • Event Agenda

    8:30 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

    Welcome and Acknowledgements
    Opening Remarks
    20 Years of Highlights
    Special Keynote Remarks
    Closing Remarks

    10:00 am – 20th Anniversary Opportunity Bus Tour

    RSVP: Registration is required at event website:

    HOPE’S Story

    On April 29, 1992, after a jury acquitted four white Los Angeles police officers who had been videotaped beating black motorist Rodney King, the city exploded into riots. Six days later, over $1 billion in property damage had occurred—mostly in underserved neighborhoods.

    The riots were a protest not just against racial discrimination and police violence, but against a system that protects the privileged and keeps the poor in their place. Operation HOPE was founded to break down that barrier between privileged and poor.

    Today, HOPE is America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to financial literacy and economic empowerment. We’ve reached over 1.2 million individuals in 70 U.S. cities, South Africa and Haiti.

    About Operation HOPE

    Headquartered in Los Angeles, Operation HOPE promotes financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Through its four core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than 2 million individuals, families and small business owners.

    Operation Hope is an LBA Community Partner. Please read about
    LBA Community Partners

    Learn more about Operation HOPE

    Operation HOPE, Inc.
    World Headquarters
    707 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 3030
    Los Angeles, California 90017
    Tel: (213) 891-2908
    Fax: (213) 489-7511

    Follow us on Twitter: @operationhope and like us on Facebook: Operation HOPE, Inc.