Curacao and Operation HOPE Team Up to Improve Consumer Financial Education

Curacao and Operation HOPE Team Up to Improve Consumer Financial Education

Monthly In-Store Classes Run September-December 2018 and are Open to the Public


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In an effort to provide the Latino communities it serves with access to financial education, Curacao, the largest Hispanic-centric retailer on the West Coast, serving diverse communities in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tucson, and Phoenix, is partnering with Operation HOPE Inc., a global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit organization, to provide monthly bilingual in-store classes to help customers learn about credit, budgeting and other topics that will enable them to achieve financial success. The classes will be offered at no cost to participants.

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“We are always looking for new ways to help educate and bring value to the community and are honored to team up with Operation HOPE Inc. to provide additional resources to our customers and staff. Our mission to help them better understand and take control of their finances aligns perfectly with Operation HOPE’s dedication to financial empowerment,” said Curacao’s CMO Ariela Nerubay.

“We are honored to partner with Curacao to extend our financial dignity programming in California, Arizona and Nevada—Operation HOPE commends Curacao for taking this step to empower its customers and employees, and uplift the communities it serves,” said Eric Parks, SVP, Program Operations – Western Region, Operation HOPE.

Classes will take place at Curacao’s South Gate and Las Vegas stores, located at 8618 Garfield Ave, South Gate, California 90280 and 4300 Meadows Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89107. Curacao is offering a series of four individual bilingual classes covering a range of topics and customers who complete them all will receive a certificate of completion as well as prizes. Classes are scheduled at the following dates/times:

  • September 18th6:00-7:00pm
  • October 23rd6:00-7:00pm
  • November 27th6:00-7:00pm
  • December 18th6:00-7:00pm

About Curacao:
Curacao is the leading Hispanic-centric high-tech superstore on the west coast, serving Latino communities for over 35 years with twelve 100,000 square foot mega-stores across Los Angeles, Nevada and Arizona and at Curacao stores offer Latino communities access to the best technology, home & fashion products from top international brands, and travel & financial services needed for the lifestyle its customers want. Curacao is headquartered in Los Angeles.  For more info visit

About Operation HOPE, Inc:
Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to “silver rights” with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—disrupting poverty for millions of low- and moderate-income families across the nation. Through our community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 2.8 million individuals and directed more than $2.7 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors. Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities, and stabilize the American dream by boosting FICO scores. Operation HOPE recently received its third consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator. For more information: Follow Operation HOPE on Twitter and Facebook @operationhope

Media Contacts:
Inma Carbajal-Fogel
MPRM Communications | | 310.866.7646

Shalon Bell
Operation HOPE | | 404.625.0688

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Curacao and Operation HOPE Team Up to Improve Consumer Financial Education