President's Council on Jobs to Meet in Community Following Operation HOPE Bus Tour in Los Angeles, April 24

Apr 21, 2012, 20:56 ET from Operation HOPE

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the invitation of Operation HOPE, President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness announced today it will host a listening and action session of the council and its members in South Los Angeles on the occasion of Operation HOPE's 20th anniversary Bus Tour. 

The HOPE Opportunity Bus Tour will commemorate 20 years of inspiring leadership and action from a diverse group of local leaders representing local government, private sector corporations, as well as community and faith based organizations. (Click here for event information)


Listening and action session with the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness


Cathedral of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ

3600 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA


1:00 PM PST

April 24, 2012

Scheduled to begin following the Opportunity Bus Tour


Meeting will be led by Jobs Council Executive Director Don Graves and will include Council member Monica Lozano, CEO of La Opinion and other business and community leaders.


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The Jobs Council, which includes leaders from business, labor and academia, was created by the President in 2011 to provide diverse perspectives and ideas on how to create jobs and strengthen our nation's competitiveness. It last met at the White House in January to convey recommendations on the economy and job creation to President Obama.

The council works alongside the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability to provide analysis and policy recommendations around social and economic issues facing the nation. 

Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant has served as a member of the Financial Capability Council for the last three sitting presidents. He was recently appointed to chair the Subcommittee on the Underserved and Community Empowerment for the Council on Financial Capability.

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. To learn more about Operation HOPE visit; follow us our Twitter: @operationhope and like us on Facebook: Operation HOPE, Inc.