HCAP WEEKLY September 20, 2021

Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program Brings on the Heat with Volcano Experiment!
Protecting our Children, Staff, and Community: Read the Civil Beat Article on our HCAP Head Start Programʻs Response to the COVID-19 Surge
Nā Lima Hana Develops Employment Partnership with Lili’uokalani Trust
Green Means Go! Ala Wai Head Start Keiki Learn about Pedestrian Safety!
Last Week to Donate to HCAP for the Give Aloha Program!


Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program Brings on the Heat with Volcano Experiment!

Things are heating up at our Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program! STEM Program Specialist, Jon is here to share with us how to create a flaming volcano using ammonium dichromate, alcohol and a lighter (do not try this at home!).

We are welcoming back our Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program keiki back into the classroom. Please email hcapstem@hcapweb.org for more information. 


Protecting our Children, Staff, and Community: Read the Civil Beat Article on our HCAP Head Start Program’s Response to the COVID-19 Surge

This week our HCAP Head Start Programʻs response to the recent COVID-19 surge was featured in Honolulu Civil Beat. The article details the decision our HCAP Head Start Program recently made to return to online learning given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the island. “Overall, we just needed to do something to protect our children, staff and community,” HCAP Head Start Director Grant Kogami was quoted as saying. “I do anticipate that if things improve, we will be reopening in the near future.”

To read the full article visit: www.civilbeat.org/2021/09/many-head-start-classes-go-back-online-amid-covid-surge/


Nā Lima Hana Develops Employment Partnership with Liliʻuokalani Trust

This past week our Nā Lima Hana: Employment Core Services (ECS) Program met with Maria Ragland from Lili’uokalani Trust to develop an employment partnership. The goal of this meeting was to see what opportunities for employment Liliʻuokalani Trust offers and how our Nā Lima Hana: Employment Core Services Program can refer qualified program participants.

While Liliʻuokalani Trust offers work in many different fields, including social work, youth development, finances, IT, and security, Maria specifically reached out to us to discuss their open Maintenance Technician position in Kāneʻohe. Liliʻuokalani Trust is looking for workers who are flexible, reliable, and motivated to work. Since their conversation with Maria, our Nā Lima Hana staff have teamed up with the HCAP Windward District Service Center to see if any ECS clients would be a great fit for their open positions.

For more information about our Nā Lima Hana: Employment Core Services Program, visit: www.hcapweb.org/na-lima-hana-employment-core-services-program or email NaLimaHana@hcapweb.org.


Green Means Go! Ala Wai Head Start Keiki Learn about Pedestrian Safety!

Itʻs been a busy week of learning for our HCAP Head Start keiki! This past week our Ala Wai Head Start keiki learned about “Pedestrian Safety” with Mrs. Jayme and Ms. Chiyo. During their lesson on Zoom, the children learned about different traffic lights: red means stop, yellow means slow down, and green means go! During the lesson, the children were able to demonstrate a positive approach to learning by becoming aware of their surroundings, identifying traffic signs, and practicing safe crossing techniques. Teachers also provided their students weekly activities such as cut-out traffic lights, a road sign scavenger hunt, and stop/look/listen signs. The keiki had lots of fun practicing how to stop, look, and listen for road safety at home. Most of the children completed the weekly activities and their families shared their child’s picture with us. We are so proud of our keiki!

To learn more about our HCAP Head Start Program, please visit: www.hcapweb.org/headstart/


Final Week to Donate to HCAP for Foodland’s Give Aloha Program!

Donʻt forget that there are only two weeks left to donate to the Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. for the Give Aloha Program! To make a donation, use HCAP’s Give Aloha code #77207 when using your Maikaʻi Card at the check out register at your local Foodland, Sack N Save, or Foodland Farms store. 100% of your donation will help HCAP provide early childhood education, job training, housing, and opportunities for self-sufficiency for Oʻahu’s most needy families. Mahalo for your support of community action!