HCAP Weekly May 18, 2020

Kupuna Receives Support from HCAP’s Wraparound Services and Community Partnerships
Every1ne Hawaii Donates 4000 masks to HCAP
HCAP Head Start Utilizes Zoom Teleconferencing to Support Student Learning
Salt Lake Pre-Plus Students Keeping Busy at Home
STEM Students Learn About Living Systems


Kupuna Receives Support from HCAP’s Wraparound Services and Community Partnerships

Sarah, a kupuna, initially sought services for food through the Windward District Service Center and was assisted with a food box through Ohana produce distribution, in partnership with Key Project and Hawaii Foodbank.  She was then referred to the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and met eligibility requirements to participate in the program.  After completion of her in-home audit, Sarah was able to receive low-flow showerheads, a faucet aerator, LED light bulbs, smoke alarms and an ENERGY STAR refrigerator replacement.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home proclamation, Sarah has not ventured out to seek needed services.  During a WAP follow up phone call, Sarah mentioned that she was in need of food resources.  With HCAP’s wraparound services, Kalihi-Palama District Service Center Food Pantry, in partnership with Hawaii Foodbank, was able to provide Sarah with a box of food and other necessities, including fresh produce and toilet paper.

Sarah is very grateful for the support she has received from the community and HCAP’s services.


Every1ne Hawaii Donates 4000 masks to HCAP

Every1ne Hawaii is a collaborative team composed of Next-Gen Influencers from all facets of the Hawai’i community, coming together for the purpose of engaging, empowering and activating Hawai’i’s next generation.

Recently, Every1ne Hawaii donated 4000 masks to HCAP to assist in delivering programs and services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The masks are nonmedical-grade, 12-hour disposable masks for general use. The group has been working with Honolulu officials and nonprofits to give out the masks in communities throughout the state.

You can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Every1nehawaii/ for more information on their next mask distribution location.

Thank you to Every1ne Hawaii for your service to the community!


HCAP Head Start Utilizes Zoom Teleconferencing to Support Student Learning

Aria of Aiea I Head Start goes over her assignments and activities with her Teacher, Stevi Dela Cuesta and Assistant Teacher, Michelle Castillo remotely using Zoom. HCAP Head Start and Early Head Start teaching staff have been utilizing technology whenever possible to interact with children and families. This is one of the creative ways the staff are ensuring that the children and families continue to receive as much support and positive reinforcement as possible.


Salt Lake Pre-Plus Students Keeping Busy at Home


STEM Students Learn About Living Systems

Recently at the Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program, a Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center, the students began a new module, Living Systems. Mr. Cameron introduced the students to living systems using a suitcase as an example of a system. The students learned about the various components to a living system and discussed the flora and fauna in a kelp forest. Mr. Walker discussed the importance of yeast and the effect it has on sugar and carbohydrates. To culminate the week, a bread making lesson was conducted to demonstrate the properties of yeast as it reacts with sugar and how it makes the bread rise.