HCAP Weekly June 16, 2014

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In this week’s issue:

Students Celebrate Graduating from the Youth Services Program
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Going Strong
Director of Parks and Recreation Visits HCAP’s Hā Initiative STEM Exploration Center
Aloha Service Fair


Students Celebrate Graduating from the Youth Services Program

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On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Youth Services held its annual graduation ceremony. A total of 50 students obtained their Hawaii Adult Community School Diploma this year, and over 350 friends and family members joined the students in celebrating their achievement. Mr. Eddie Mersereau, Vice Chair of HCAP’s Board of Directors addressed the students and spoke of his own challenges in high school and how he overcame them. Student speakers, Kaohinani and Makena told their personal stories and how the Youth Services Program impacted their lives in a positive way. HCAP would like to thank all of our supporters and partners. As Youth Services Program Manager, Krystal Ikeda said, “It takes a village to do what we do.”


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Going Strong

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The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) continues to help clients throughout Oahu to offset their energy costs. As of this week, over 2,400 applications have been processed at our 5 locations. In addition, District Service Center staff are distributing information about other HCAP programs. The Windward District Service Center is partnering with HCAP’s Kokua at the Hawaii Health Connector to conduct outreach during LIHEAP. Kokua staff set up a table to distribute information and answer questions about the Hawaii Health Connector. For more information, dates, and times of LIHEAP, click here.


Director of Parks and Recreation Visits HCAP’s Hā Initiative STEM Exploration Center

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HCAP would like to thank Michele Nekota, Director of Parks and Recreation, of the Caldwell Administration, for taking the time to visit the Hā Initiative’s Kalihi STEM Exploration Center. We are excited at the possibility of partnering with the Department of Parks and Recreation to provide the Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program at the Palolo District Park.


Aloha Service Fair

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Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center and Na Lima Hana Employment Core Services program staff teamed up participate in the “Aloha Service Fair” presented by Project D.A.T.E. and Hawaii Vets 2 Vets Inc. on June 14, 2014, in Mapunapuna. At the event, many local agencies came together to share information on social services to benefit homeless veterans and others in the homeless community. HCAP set up an informational booth to distribute information about HCAP’s various programs, including the Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center and Na Lima Hana Employment Core Services program. The event, which included free entertainment and free meals, had a large turnout and HCAP was glad to participate.