John Hope Bryant on Financial Literacy
John Hope Bryant is a social entrepreneur whose work to empower the underserved has earned him the role of Vice Chair of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and Chairman of the Council’s Under-Served Committee. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, America’s first non-profit social investment banking organization and a leading national self-help provider of economic empowerment tools and services for the under-served. Since its founding in 1992, Bryant has raised more than $400 million in lending commitments for low-wealth homeownership and small business creation. He works in active partnership with more than 390 banks, insurance companies, credit unions and corporations, along with government and community leaders.