Oakland/San Francisco HOPE Business in a Box Academies - Teach and Inspire Young Entrepreneurs


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


3062 East 9th StreetOakland, CA 94601


HOPE Business in a Box Academies is Operation HOPE’s national initiative to bring positive business role models into underserved communities and harness the economic energy of the communities’ youth. The goal of the initiative is to reconnect the power of education to the power of aspiration to inspire and equip the youth with the proper tools to pursue their dreams as entrepreneurs.

You can be a part of this initiative by sharing your professional expertise with our students and young entrepreneurs! We have a number of volunteer opportunities for our HOPE Business in a Box Academies.

1. Become an Entrepreneurship Presenter and be trained to teach our four-session entrepreneurship curriculum in local schools (1-6 hour commitment)

2. Become a Judge for our Pitch Events and help select the next HOPE Young Entrepreneur (1-2 hour commitment)

3. Become a Business Role Model and mentor one of our HOPE Young Entrepreneurs as they prepare a business plan and funding request to receive a startup micro-grant from HOPE and launch their business (10 hour commitment)

If you are interested in becoming a HOPE Corps volunteer member with Operation HOPE, please contact us below or click here https://podio.com/webforms/12650280/864173 and sign up directly.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Mentoring
  • Business Development
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Professional Development
  • Business Planning

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Please see description for time commitment.

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