HCAP Weekly May 7, 2018

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2016-2017 Annual Report
Na Lima Hana Participant on Work Furlough Transitions into the Community
SCSEP Re-establishes Partnership with KEY Project’s Multi-Purpose Community Center
HCAP Head Start Hosts Office of Head Start Monitoring Visit
Energy Saving Tips from the Weatherization Assistance Program


2016-2017 Annual Report

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We are pleased to present our annual report for the 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 Annual Report
View past Annual Reports here.


Na Lima Hana Participant on Work Furlough Transitions into the Community

Jonathan is part of the Laumaka Work Furlough Center at the Oahu Community Correctional Center. Work furlough programs such as Laumaka help inmates transition from prison back into the community. Looking to obtain stable employment, Jonathan enrolled in HCAP’s Na Lima Hana Employment Core Services (ECS) Program at the Kalihi-Palama District Service Center. Upon completing Job Readiness Training (JRT) in the ECS Program, Jonathan obtained employment as a dishwasher at a local casual dining restaurant. Jonathan has since worked his way up into the position of line cook. Things are looking up for Jonathan. Jonathan has completed 90 days of employment, and is scheduled for a Parole Board hearing soon.


SCSEP Re-establishes Partnership with KEY Project Multi-Purpose Community Center

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The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) has training partnerships with various non-profit and/or governmental organizations throughout Oahu. These partnerships provide SCSEP participants with hands-on training to help them gain valuable working skills that will make them more marketable when job searching. Every so often, an organization may lose a SCSEP participant and the partnership goes dormant, as had been the case with the KEY Project Multi-Purpose Community Center in Kaneohe. Recently, however, SCSEP Employment Counselor Reiko Sua met up with Kalae Kukahiko, the Facility Coordinator for KEY Project to re-establish the mutually beneficial partnership. Reiko and Kalae discussed SCSEP’s role in the Windward community, and how KEY Project’s current needs – the need for maintenance and clerical support – can benefit SCSEP participants who are looking to receive hands-on training as maintenance workers and clerks.


HCAP Head Start Hosts Office of Head Start Monitoring Visit

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On Monday, HCAP Head Start Director Grant Kogami delivered an agency and program presentation for the Office of Head Start (OHS) Focus Area 2 team. The Focus Area 2 team conducted a week-long review of the Head Start program. The team had conversations with the staff and families of the Head Start program throughout the week to learn more about the services that HCAP Head Start provides and to determine if the program is meeting the Head Start Program Performance Standards. As part of a 5-year grant cycle, HCAP Head Start is completing a Focus Area 2 review. Focus Area 2 reviews provide grantees the opportunity to demonstrate how the program achieves program goals and implements high-quality services.


Energy Saving Tips from the Weatherization Assistance Program

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With summer soon approaching, air conditioning units are likely to be used every once in a while to cool down your home. It’s a good time to limit the AC usage, as air conditioning can account for a significant percentage of a home’s energy bill.

While limiting the usage is the biggest factor, if the AC is going to be on, be sure to seal all cracks and leaks where air flow may escape. More than 30% of cooled and heated air escapes a house through leaky windows, doors, drain lines, vents, and electrical outlets. You can save energy by simply sealing any un-weatherized areas with caulk, weather stripping, and foam. It will make your home more comfortable, lower your utility bills, and reduce pest and moisture problems as well.