HCAP Weekly March 31, 2014

photo of Kumuhonua Success Story

In this week’s issue:

Kumuhonua Resident Moves into Permanent Housing
Volunteers at the Hā Initiative Share Their Passions with Program Participants
Youth Services Tutoring Helps Students Prepare for Entrance into C-Base Program
Welcome to the newest member of our staff ʻohana!
Mahalo to our volunteers!

Kumuhonua Resident Moves into Permanent Housing

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HCAP is pleased to share the success story about Laverne, a prior resident at Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center. Laverne was initially homeless, living in a bus in Waianae. Laverne secured permanent housing at the end of 2013, with a 2 bedroom apartment. This is the first place Laverne can call a home of her own! She also qualified and received assistance from Rent to Work for subsidy assistance with her rent, and first month’s rent and deposit from the Kalihi-Palama Health Center. Kumuhonua staff worked closely with the Homeless Program Office to help Laverne get the paperwork and approvals for permanent housing in place. This is a great example of collaboration between agencies. We wish her the best of luck and thank all the parties involved with her success!


Volunteers at the Hā Initiative Share Their Passions with Program Participants

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Under the guidance of the STEM teachers, volunteers at the Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program are given the opportunity to create and implement a STEM-related activity of their own interest with participants, . Sandra, a volunteer at the Kalihi STEM Exploration Center created a 5-week activity to do with the children. She will be using her passion for graphic design to focus on the technology aspect of STEM, helping children learn the basics of computer programs such as Photoshop. Her first activity included making a personal ‘nametag’, in hopes of getting their creative juices flowing. If you are interested in volunteering at a center, please email hcapstem@hcapweb.org or call 808-521-4531 for more information!


Youth Services Tutoring Helps Students Prepare for Entrance into C-Base Program

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Students who want to enter the Youth Services C-Base program, but do not test at the 7th grade math and/or reading level, are able to receive tutoring services. Interns from the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific University, School of Social Work do a great job of tutoring and mentoring our students to increase their grades and enable them to enter into the C-Base program.


Welcome to the new staff ʻohana member!

Gregg Shoultz – Head Start Comprehensive Services Manager
Welcome to new staff


Mahalo!

To all the volunteers who helped make this year’s tax program a success. Your dedication is greatly appreciated!