HCAP Weekly March 27, 2017

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In this week’s issue:

HCAP Bids Farewell to Head Start Director Lynn Cabato
HCAP Main Office Moves to New Location
Leeward STEM Students Paint Foam Pieces
Former First-To-Work Participant Finds Employment
HCAP October-December 2016 Quarterly Newsletter
HCAP Head Start Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 School Year


HCAP Bids Farewell to Head Start Director Lynn Cabato

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On March 22, 2017, HCAP Head Start Director Lynn Cabato was recognized and congratulated by the Hawai’i State Senate during Education Week at the State Capitol for her years of service. Lynn has devoted the last 41 years to HCAP Head Start and will be retiring on March 31, 2017. In her tenure with HCAP, Lynn has served in some of the most challenging positions in the organization, developing her skills, knowledge, and abilities in the areas of early childhood development, program development, fiscal management, collaboration, and networking. She has been a role model, mentor, and inspiration to many HCAP staff throughout the years. HCAP would like to thank Lynn for her dedication and passion to Head Start’s philosophy and mission, and send our best wishes to a well-earned retirement!


HCAP Main Office Moves to New Location

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It is with great pleasure to announce that we have successfully relocated HCAP’s Main Office to 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 100, Honolulu 96813. The direct entrance to our new office is conveniently located on Fort Street Mall in the Bishop Place building, across the mall from Red Pepper and Fort Street Cafe. Our phone number remains the same at (808) 521-4531. If you have any questions about the new location or our services, please call us and we will be happy to help. We look forward to seeing you at our new location.


Leeward STEM Students Paint Foam Pieces

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Last week at the Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program’s Leeward STEM Exploration Center, students did crafts over Spring Break. The students explored the world of art. They cut out recycled foam pieces, painted the foam pieces, and created representations of food. The week prior, they had learned about nutrition and food groups. Each student was given a paint brush and different art materials to choose from. The students’ imagination was challenged and they developed different types of colored foods.


Former First-To-Work Participant Finds Employment

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Carly started volunteering at the Leeward District Service Center as a First-To-Work (FTW) participant. As a young single mother with no work history, Carly gained the training and experience she needed through Na Lima Hana Employment Core Services’ Job Readiness training. While volunteering as the front desk receptionist at the Leeward District Service Center, she learned communication skills as she answered telephone calls, took detailed messages, and greeted clients. During the holiday season, Carly was thankful for HCAP’s referral to the Adopt A Family (AAF) Program, a seasonal program that links individuals and families in need with donors in the community; she and her son received generous gifts. By January, Carly landed her first job. HCAP staff witnessed the growth in Carly’s work ability and confidence, and could not be happier to see her achieve all her employment milestones.


HCAP October-December 2016 Quarterly Newsletter

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We’re excited to share the October-December 2016 issue of Ku`i Na Lono: Spread the News.

Featuring these stories and more:
• Hale Kākou Program Helps Family Move Into Permanent Housing
• Hā Initiative Students Visit the Honolulu Zoo
• Kupuna Independent Life Series Promotes Exercise & Nutrition

Download the October-December Quarterly here.

View past Quarterly Newsletters here.


HCAP Head Start Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 School Year

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Are you or someone you know in need of free or affordable preschool? Spread the word! HCAP Head Start is now accepting applications for children 3-5 years for the 2017-2018 school year. Families are encouraged to apply by calling (808) 847-2400 or visiting our website.