American Banker Magazine has named John Hope Bryant as their 2016 Innovator of the Year.
Bryant is the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Operation Hope. The group educates poor and middle-class Americans on a myriad of financial issues including, how to avoid foreclosures, building credit and inspires them to start their own small businesses.
The organization gained national attention as a result of the Hope Inside program whose mission is to give their clients the resources to improve their financial situations.
Bryant spoke with Roland Martin during Wednesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about receiving the honor and what Americans in underserved communities could do to improve their chances of economic advancement.
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