All Event Participants Receive

  • Free access to your FICO® Score, the score used in over 90% of all lending decisions.
  • Insight into the two most influential score factors* with easy-to-understand, transparent explanations to help you understand your FICO® Score.
  • Free access to one-on-one credit and financial counseling provided and customized plans to help you meet your targeted financial goals.
  • The opportunity to develop an ongoing relationship with a non-profit financial counselor who can help you stay on your financial management plan.

Operation HOPE is a for-purpose organization working to disrupt poverty and empower inclusion for low and moderate-income youth and adults. Operation Hope is focused on financial dignity and inclusion. They equip young people and adults with the financial tools and education to secure a better future—coaching them through their personal aspirations and life’s challenges, and facilitating their journey to financial independence. Operation HOPE’s signature adult program, 700 Credit Score Communities, empower clients to take control of their finances, and in turn, transform their lives. Through workshops and one-on-one counseling, our financial counselors help clients create a budget, reduce and pay off debt, and clear errors from their credit reports. Seventy-two percent of clients see a FICO® Score increase; 25 percent achieve a 700+ FICO® Score after six months of participation.

Primary Counselors

Humberto Saenz

Humberto Saenz has worked at Operation HOPE since 2018 at the South Gate, CA Hope Inside Union Bank location. Prior to Operation HOPE, he spent over 20 years in the banking industry and has assisted his clients in Mortgage and Commercial Lending as well as retail products such as credit cards and bank accounts. Although his current specialty is Homeownership, he also is able to assist clients with Credit & Money Management.  

During his tenure at HOPE, Humberto has assisted many clients achieve their dream of owning their first home and has been able to provide clients with a superior advantage in today’s market through his one-on-one counseling sessions and workshops. If you are looking to purchase a home within the next year or two, make sure to contact Humberto. 

Email: humberto.saenz@operationhope.org

Youbookme link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/OperationHOPE2908147@operationhope.org/bookings/

Syreeta Garrick


I'm Syreeta Garrick, I am a Small Business/Credit & Money Management Wellbeing Coach for Operation HOPE.  As a Financial service professional with over 10+ years of experience, it is my desire to uplift, educate, coach and connect with individuals who want to build their financial literacy skills by utilizing my 10+ years of experience in financial services, leadership coaching, and training.  A highly respected, self-motivated worker that consistently embraces ownership and is always looking for a new challenge. I look forward to empowering like-minded individuals become successful and excel to the next level. 

What I Live By: Each One, Teach One; When They Win, You Win  

Email: syreeta.garrick@operationhope.org 

Direct: (980) 218-0586

Magaly Marioni

Magaly Marioni Arana has been a Financial Well Being Coach for Operation HOPE since January, 2018. Delivering Operation HOPE’s mission for financial dignity and inclusion to the low- and moderate-income communities has become her passion. Magaly’s background in the financial industry is an ideal foundation for my work. She started her career in 2013 as a Teller and held all the positions all the way to management. Magaly is currently an active board member for Bank On Denver where the goal is to ensure that low-to-moderate income communities have the opportunities, knowledge, and skills to access and successfully use financial products and services that can lead to asset building and long-term financial stability. Magaly is a single mom of a 3-year-old boy, who’s her joy and biggest motivation.

Email: magaly.arana@operationhope.org 

Direct: (720) 961-4837

Youbookme link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/FinancialLiteracy@operationHOPEinc.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

Felicia Adams

Felicia Adams is a Financial Wellbeing Coach with Operation HOPE. She has worked as a Financial Educator and Advocate for over 20 years. Her passion is to improve the quality of life for each client. Obliterating financial despair and struggles, teaching the fundamentals in money management. She encourages clients to dream with a plan and a 700+ credit score.

Her ultimate goal is to provide wealth-building practices for individuals, families, and communities. Felicia is a native of Chicago, IL. She earned a Communications degree from DePaul University. Financial Educator and Trainer for Chicago Public Schools. 

She finds joy in empowering individuals to achieve success in practical ways.

Email: Felicia.adams@operationhope.org 

Direct: (708) 635-4388

Youbookme link: https://felicia-adams.youcanbook.me/

Yolanda Butler

Yolanda Butler is an ambassador for Operation HOPE regarding “Financial Health”. Her true passion is service through empowering others to improve and sustain their financial health.  She lives in Omaha, NE with her husband and Mother. Fun facts about Yolanda; she is an only child, New Orleans, LA born and raised California, but loves to make the best creole, southern dishes. GUMBO is her specialty.

Yolanda became a part of the HOPE Family in August of 2013. She has been in leadership positions within the company, and in 2018 after her husband retires brought her skill set to Omaha when a new office was opened.  Her strength of building strategic alliances within the community, along with awareness about how import finances and credit are to our financial health have been the recipe for success. 

Email: yolanda.butler@operationhope.org

Direct: (402) 577-0585

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