HCAP Weekly February 10, 2014

Gov. Abercrombie with Head Start Parents

HCAP Weekly A weekly e-newsletter of Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc.
For the week of February 10, 2014

HCAP Parents and Staff Visit the Capitol

Governor Neil Abercrombie with HCAP Head Start families.
Photo Caption: Governor Neil Abercrombie with HCAP Head Start families
Parents and staff were greeted by HCAP Board Chair, Representative Isaac Choy. They were escorted to the Executive Conference Room, where they had the honor and pleasure of meeting and talking story with Governor Neil Abercrombie regarding the importance of advocacy for Early Childhood Education. Parents then made their way around the Capitol to meet legislators and share about the Head Start program. The day at the Capitol ended with HCAP Board member Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland and Representative Choy introducing Head Start parents and staff members in their respective chambers.

It was an exciting day to remember for all who attended!

LINKS:
Governor Abercrombie on Twitter, and on Facebook


HCAP Opens Windward STEM Exploration Center

Justin Pequeño and Marco Aghili with Windward STEM participants
Photo Caption: Justin Pequeño and Marco Aghili with Windward STEM participants
The Hā Initiative is proud to have opened its Windward STEM Exploration Center at Waiahole Elementary School this week. HCAP is very excited to extend our programming to the Windward community!

We are now accepting applications for participants in Grades 2-6. Please contact Justin Pequeño at (808) 521- 4531 or hcapstem@hcapweb.org or more information.


Kumuhonua Residents Learn Valuable Lessons on Living Healthy

SNAP-Ed instructor from the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service providing information about nutrition to Kumuhonua residents
Photo Caption: SNAP-Ed instructor from the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service providing information about nutrition to Kumuhonua residents
Residents of the Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center recently participated in part 1 of a 4 part nutritional education series presented by the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). The series is designed to increase basic nutrition knowledge and encourage physical activity. The residents are presented with information on dietary quality, food security, food safety, food resource management, shopping behaviors, food preparation and healthy recipes. The practical knowledge and skills gained by Kumuhonua residents can be applied in everyday life.


HCAP Attends Legislative Breakfast

Scott Morishige, PHOCUSED Executive Director
HCAP with PHOCUSED at the Hawaii State Legislature
On Monday, February 10, HCAP participated in a 2014 Legislative Breakfast hosted by PHOCUSED Hawaii. Legislators and their staff were invited to learn more about PHOCUSED Hawaii member organizations, who set up displays and informational material to share about their respective organizations. Scott Morishige, PHOCUSED Executive Director, made a brief presentation explaining their human service priorities for the 2014 legislative session.

HCAP would like to thank PHOCUSED for organizing the event and all of the legislators who took time out of their busy schedules to visit with us.

Links:
PHOCUSED website
PHOCUSED on Facebook


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