HCAP Weekly November 4, 2019

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Mahalo to All Veterans 
HCAP to Participate in #GivingTuesday
HCAP Collaborates with Hawaii Foodbank and Kamehameha Homes
Na Lima Hana Participant Obtains Employment and Receives Weatherization Services
Leeward Kupuna Celebrate Halloween
HCAP Head Start Staff Attend the 2019 Early Educators Leadership Conference


Mahalo to All Veterans

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HCAP is proud to employ U.S. Military veterans. This Veterans Day, HCAP would like to take the time to honor all who currently serve and all who have served in the armed forces, including the following HCAP employees:

•Jonathan Martin
•Ace Tufu
•Echo Sunday Tufu
•James “JoJo” Upega


HCAP to Participate in #GivingTuesday

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From now until December 3, 2019, HCAP will be holding its annual #GivingTuesday campaign to celebrate generosity throughout the giving season. As a calendar day dedicated to giving, #GivingTuesday creates a community that encourages others to give more, give smarter, and to celebrate the spirit of contribution. And on a more personal level here in the islands, #GivingTuesday embodies the spirit of Aloha. It’s a day that reminds us that we are an ohana and we must all work together to make positive change happen.

#GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2019. Please consider supporting HCAP on this day of giving. Click here to donate to HCAP.


HCAP Collaborates with Hawaii Foodbank and Kamehameha Homes

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This Halloween, HCAP’s Kalihi-Palama District Service Center teamed up with Hawaii Foodbank and Kamehameha Homes Tenant Association to provide candy for the neighborhood residents. As part of the collaboration, Kalihi-Palama District Service Center staff had the opportunity to pick out boxes of donated candy from Hawaii Foodbank’s Mapunapuna warehouse.

On Halloween, Kalihi-Palama District Service Center staff and members of the Kamehameha Homes Tenant Association passed out candy to the children and their families, who were trick-or-treating in the area. This Halloween event is one of several holiday events that the Kalihi-Palama District Service Center and the Kamehameha Homes Tenant Association collaborate on each year; they also collaborate on holiday events for Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Na Lima Hana Participant Obtains Employment and Receives Weatherization Services

In mid-September, Jolene came to HCAP’s Leahi District Service Center and enrolled in the Na Lima Hana Employment Core Services (ECS) Program. Through the ECS program, she was able to receive services such as financial literacy education, job readiness training, resume development, and interview coaching. In less than two months, Jolene was able to secure part-time employment with Goodwill as a donation attendant.

Upon receiving services through the Na Lima Hana Employment program, she was also provided information about our Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Jolene was immediately interested in submitting an application and eager to learn more about the ways she can practice energy efficiency in her home. She was approved for WAP services and will be receiving a free in-home energy audit later this week. Jolene will have a variety of energy-efficient devices installed in her home.


Leeward Kupuna Celebrate Halloween

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Last week, participants at Leeward District Service Center’s Kupuna Independent Life Series got into the spirit of Halloween by dressing up.  After some Halloween fun, SNAP-Ed educator Lori Matsuoka led a session called “Let’s Get Moving.” Together as a group, Lori and the kupuna discussed what it means to get moving and the benefits of exercise. After their discussion, Lori brought out resistance bands for the kupuna to use in a 30-minute workout to strengthen their arms.  The group then had lunch and closed the day with Bingo.


HCAP Head Start Staff Attend the 2019 Early Educators Leadership Conference

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HCAP Head Start Teacher Mentors Naomi Kahikina, Lisa Leafa-Tavui, and Kris Kuboyama, along with Staff Development & Training Specialist Dana Ciacci, attended the 2019 Early Educators Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Early childhood professionals from across the country came together for four days of professional development, community building, and networking. The conference was hosted by the Council for Professional Recognition, which serves as the governing body of the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential.