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Kaplan University, Operation HOPE Partner for Financial Empowerment
Kaplan University becomes major sponsor for new HOPE Financial Dignity Center in Atlanta
DAVENPORT, IA & ATLANTA - Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, and Operation HOPE, a global leader for financial dignity, are partnering to provide financial literacy and economic education services to Kaplan students and community members. The new partnership focuses on helping students develop professional attitudes, job skills, and avoiding the trap of student debt.
The programs and services offered under the multi-year agreement encompass Kaplan University’s dedication to helping students develop skills that will foster success in their personal and professional lives, and Operation HOPE’s aim to improve the economic quality of life for individuals, families in underserved communities.
“In addition to helping students reach their educational and career goals, Kaplan University is also committed to equipping students with knowledge for real-world success, ” said Greg Marino, CEO of Kaplan University Group. “The financial literacy training and programs offered by Operation HOPE are unparalleled and are a great resource to our students in their journeys to self-empowerment.”
Under the agreement, Kaplan University will be a major sponsor of Operation HOPE’s new flagship center in Atlanta, the HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer. The center is scheduled to open this year and is housed within the Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Resource Complex at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Kaplan University and Operation HOPE will also host a series of free public webinars to provide best practices for managing personal and student-related finances.
Kaplan students will have access to an array of financial empowerment programs offered by Operation HOPE, including home buyer’s, small business and entrepreneurship training; earned income tax credit counseling; and emergency preparedness and disaster recovery programs. Kaplan students also will have 24-hour access to Operation HOPE’s mortgage and credit crisis hotline.
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