HCAP WEEKLY March 20, 2023

Windward Woman Reaches Self-Sufficiency Goals
Head Start Keiki Learn the Life Cycle of a Butterfly
HCAP Collaborates with U.S. VETS for Boots to Business Job Fair


Windward Woman Reaches Self-Sufficiency Goals

Gayleen first connected with HCAP Windward District Service Center last year through the Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) Project Bridge. At the time, Gayleen was transitioning into the WCCC work furlough program and in need of employment assistance and training.

Windward district staff helped Gayleen complete the intake process and enroll in Nā Lima Hana Employment Core Services. She then began setting goals, creating her resume, and implementing her newfound skills. One month after completing her job readiness training, Gayleen secured a retail position at Kualoa Ranch. Nā Lima Hana provided Gayleen with a personal hygiene kit and work attire to begin her new job. 

Gayleen has now completed over 180 days of employment and was able to save enough money to move into her own apartment this month. Windward staff helped Gayleen furnish her new home with the necessities for her fresh start through the Helping Hands Hawaiʻi Community Clearinghouse

Through her hard work and positive attitude, Gayleen successfully completed the Project Bridge program and is on track to maintain self-sufficiency. Windward staff congratulate Gayleen on a job well done and wish her continued success.

Click Here for more information about Nā Lima Hana Employment Core Services.


Head Start Keiki Learn the Life Cycle of a Butterfly

This week, the keiki at Daniel K. Inouye Head Start learned about the life cycle of a butterfly. The lesson involved observing caterpillars, predicting when the butterfly will emerge from the chrysalis, and documenting the butterfly life cycle in their Butterfly Journals. The keiki developed their fine motor, logic, reasoning, and language skills while completing daily activities, engaging in discussions, and creating images of what the butterflies may look like.

Click Here to learn more about Early Head Start & Head Start.


HCAP Collaborates with U.S. VETS for Boots to Business Job Fair

This month, staff from HCAP’s Nā Lima Hana Employment Core Services program, Weatherization Assistance Program, and Leahi and Windward District Service Centers joined forces with U.S. VETS for the Boots to Business Hiring Fair in Honolulu. 

Over 20 businesses from across Oʻahu participated in the fair, including Longs Drugs, Hawaiʻi Pacific Health, Zippy’s, UPS, the Sullivan Family of Companies, Bellows Air Force Station, and more. The event was open to all job seekers at no cost, with the goal of providing equal opportunities to those struggling to find employment. Vendors provided on-site applications and other resources to assist job seekers and their families. 

HCAP continues to work together with U.S. VETS and other organizations to promote employment opportunities and offer self-sufficiency resources to the local community. 

Follow HCAP on social media @hcaphi to stay in the loop about future events in your area.