Operation HOPE, SunTrust Bank and Chick-fil-A will launch a partnership to bring credit and money management coaching to residents of the Vine City community. Offered at no cost to participants, the program will include an Operation HOPE financial wellbeing coach providing workshops and one-on-one coaching to participants. Fifteen community residents will participate in the first workshop to be held on June 7 in the community conference room at the Chick-fil-A located in the Historic Westside Village. Workshop participants will be taught the basics of making a budget, reading a credit report, and how to address credit errors.

Leaders of the three organizations will host a pre-workshop meet and greet session with community residents. The Credit and Money Management Program, a core focus of the award-winning HOPE Inside financial empowerment model developed by Operation HOPE, is designed to transform disabling financial mindsets—teaching people the language of money, how to navigate credit, and make better decisions with the money they have. Programming in the community will be expanded to include small business development and homeownership coaching in the coming months.

Quincy Springs, the operator of the Chick-fil-A restaurant, is a graduate of the Small Business Development program offered at over 100 HOPE Inside locations across the nation, including three in Atlanta. SunTrust, a pioneer in offering HOPE Inside in its branches currently sponsors financial wellbeing coaches in 17 HOPE Inside branch locations throughout Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, with a commitment for a total of 200 locations by 2020. The sponsorship is part of the company’s onUp movement to advance financial confidence across America.

WHO: John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE

Vivien Rayam, Regional Vice President – Southeast, Operation HOPE

Quincy Springs, Restaurant Operator, Chick-fil-A

WHAT: Community meet and greet; free credit and money management workshop

WHEN: June 7, 2018

Community Meet & Greet | 5:30 – 6:00 P.M.

Credit and Money Management Workshop | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Chick-fil-A - Historic Westside Village

875 MLK Jr. Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

All Members of the media are invited to attend. Please contact Shalon Bell to confirm attendance at 404.625.0688


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