HCAP Weekly May 27, 2019

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2017-2018 Annual Report 
Kupuna Independent Life Series Receives Funding from Friends of Hawaii Charities
Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program Offers Summer Program 
Na Lima Hana Participant Reaches Employment Milestone
HCAP Head Start Recognizes Policy Council Members for Service and Dedication


2017-2018 Annual Report

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We are pleased to present our annual report for the 2017-2018 Program Year. Each year, we provide program highlights and other information that showcases who we are and what we have accomplished during the course of the program year.

View the 2017-2018 Annual Report.
View past Annual Reports here.


Kupuna Independent Life Series Receives Funding from Friends of Hawaii Charities

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On May 24, 2019, HCAP’s Acting Director of Community Services Robin Fakaosi accepted a grant award from the Friends of Hawaii Charities (FOHC). Friends of Hawaii Charities generates grant funding primarily through corporate sponsorship sales for its fundraising community events. Its flagship fundraising event is the Sony Open in Hawaii PGA TOUR golf tournament held each January at Waialae Country Club. Additional funding sources include charity donations and funds raised through The Friends Club.

This grant will fund participant support for the Kupuna Independent Life Series. The Kupuna Independent Life Series assists seniors 55 and older to “age in place” through health and wellness workshops, exercise, support groups, free nutritious breakfast and lunch, and more. These funds will be used for expenses such as healthy meals and program supplies. Mahalo for your continued support, Friends of Hawaii Charities!


Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program Offers Summer Program

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HCAP’s Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program, a 21st Century Community Learning Center, is offering a free summer program from June 4, 2019 to July 26, 2019. The program provides participants in grades 2 through 8 with an opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities such as robotics.

The summer program will take place at all five STEM Exploration Centers, from Monday through Friday. The STEM Exploration Centers will be closed on the following dates: June 10th (STEM Professional Development), June 11th (Kamehameha Day), July 4th (Independence Day), and July 5th. The program hours and site locations are as follows:

Central STEM Exploration Center
HCAP Central District Service Center
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
99-102 Kalaloa St.
Aiea, HI 96701

Kalihi STEM Exploration Center
Kaʻiulani Elementary School, Room A4
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
783 N. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96817

Leeward STEM Exploration Center
HCAP Leeward District Service Center
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
85-555 Farrington Hwy.
Waiʻanae, HI 96792

Windward STEM Exploration Center
Hau’ula Civic Center
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
54-010 Kukuna Rd.
Hau`ula, HI 96717

Honolulu STEM Exploration Center
Lincoln Elementary School
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
615 Auwaiolimu St.
Honolulu, HI 96813


Na Lima Hana Participant Reaches Employment Milestone

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Michelle first heard about HCAP at an outreach event, where Windward District Service Center staff gave a presentation on the programs and services HCAP provides on the Windward side. Michelle expressed interest in trying to find employment, and was referred to the Na Lima Hana Employment Core Services (ECS) Program. Following intake, Michelle was able to participate in Job Readiness Training (JRT) that same day. Upon completing JRT, Windward District Service Center staff sat down with Michelle to go over possible employment opportunities and helped her develop her resume.

About a month later, she secured full-time employment at Hertz as a Customer Service Agent. For her new job at Hertz, Michelle needed help in obtaining work attire, so Windward District Service Center staff referred her to YWCA’s Dress for Success. Michelle has been doing well at work; in March, she received a gift card from Windward District Service Center for maintaining employment for sixty days.


HCAP Head Start Recognizes Policy Council Members for Service and Dedication

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At last week’s HCAP Head Start Policy Council meeting, 2018-2019 Head Start Policy Council Members were recognized with a certificate of appreciation. Members and officers have volunteered their time and expertise to help with improvements, decision making, and participation in various activities. On behalf of the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we sincerely appreciate and thank each of the members and officers for their dedication.