Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company, the nation’s oldest continuously operating African American owned bank in partnership with Operation HOPE, the largest nonprofit dedicated to financial empowerment, conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 23 to celebrate the grand opening of a HOPE Inside location at the bank branch on Jefferson Street.
The celebration included remarks by Mayor John Cooper who also presented a proclamation.
“I’m excited to celebrate a partnership between Citizens Bank and Operation HOPE with the opening of HOPE Inside, a space where all can gain knowledge and tools to create a secure future,” said Cooper. “HOPE Inside is creating a Nashville everyone can afford to live, work, and play in.”
A keynote address was delivered by John Hope Bryant, founder/CEO and chairman of operation for HOPE, Inc.
The event brought together dozens of business leaders, community members and elected officials in support of this initiative. HOPE Inside programs and services are offered at no cost to individuals to help them create a secure financial future. Contact Tonesha Talley at 615-785-5897 to sign up for HOPE Inside financial coaching.