Kamaile Navigators’ Center March 2012 Report

From: Kenneth Ferenchak <kferenchak@kamaile.org>

Aloha friends, partners, and community members,

Attached [click here or here] you will find the 3rd quarter report from the Navigators’ Center, our student support services center at Kamaile Academy that is largely inspired by the community schools model.

Though still in our first year of operation, the impact of our programs and feedback from the school community have been very promising. As always, we want to stress that our work is merely building upon the foundations set by years of wonderful efforts at our school along with the support of our tremendous community partners. We are still learning and constantly refining our work, but we have great hopes for how we can support our students into the future.

Thank you to all of you for all of your support, and, as always, we would love to hear your feedback! Remember also that you can find all of our reports and keep track of our work at www.navigatorscenter.org.

— Kenny Ferenchak The Navigators’ Center, Director
Kamaile Academy Public Charter School
85-180 Ala Akau Street
Wai’anae, HI  96792

Odetta Fujimori Confirmed to Stadium Authority

Senator Shimabukuro congratulated family friend Odetta Fujimori, who the Senate confirmed as a member of the Stadium Authority (GM 808), on 4/13/12.

Governor Enacts Bill to Resolve Ceded Lands Claims with OHA

From:Donalyn.DelaCruz@hawaii.gov [mailto:Donalyn.DelaCruz@hawaii.gov]


Governor Enacts Bill to Resolve Ceded Lands Claims with OHA

HONOLULU –After nearly 30 years of working towards an agreement with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law a measure that settles OHA’s unresolved claims to income and proceeds from ceded lands. Senate Bill 2783 conveys contiguous and adjacent parcels in Kaka’ako Makai valued at $200 million to resolve this dispute.

“Settling this longstanding issue was a top priority for me and for my Administration,”said Governor Abercrombie. “This agreement that is now law, took a lot of hard work and collaboration. I appreciate all those who took the time to make this right, including the Legislature for making sure that all sides were heard.”

OHA Board of Trustees Chairwoman Colette Machado stated, “The Board of Trustees is grateful to the Governor for his leadership in making this settlement a reality. We would also like to thank the Legislature for making this a priority and the Native Hawaiian Community and its leaders for their support of the bill.”

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Annual Food Drive Sat. April 21, 9AM-3PM

From: Rodlyn <rodlynb@juno.com>

The annual food drive is Sat. April 21, and Waianae chapter of AARP will be collecting at Waianae Mall in front of the American Savings Bank and in front of Long’s, also at the Waianae Store and Tamura’s Market from 9 AM until 3 PM.

Mahalo & Aloha,  Rodlyn

Ka Wai Ola O Waianae – Video

From: Lelsie Kahihikolo <inharmony@hawaii.rr.com>

Aloha Everyone,

Pacific American Foundation was awarded an Environmental Protection Agency, Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) 2 grant in October 2011.  The grant  funds the Ka Wai Ola O Waianae (The Living Waters of Waianae) project to STOP residential and commercial illegal dumping and mitigate nonpoint source pollution along the Waianae Coast.

Check out our Ka Wai Ola O Waianae video at http://vimeo.com/39618135

Send us your comments on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ka-Wai-Ola-O-Waianae

Update 10/3/12: Keep Waianae Clean: Proper Trash Disposal Brochure


Leslie Kahihikolo, Project Director
Pacific American Foundation


2012 Hawaii Small Business Fair 4/28

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LIHEAP Intake Temporary Workers

From: Val Tavai <valt@hcapweb.org>

Please click on the images BELOW to view job description for LIHEAP (Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance).

The length of employment is actually a couple of training days in May, the whole month of June and the first week of July.  Folks on unemployment are welcome to apply.  Looking for people who are detail oriented.  Application for position can be found on line for Honolulu Community Action Program.


Val Tavai
Senior Community Services Manager
Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc.
Leeward District Center
85-555 Farrington Highway Waianae, Hawaii 96792
Tel: (808) 696-4261   Fax: (808) 696-0169

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Important Town Meeting 4/16 at 6PM: Medicaid QUEST, HealthCare Home

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Searider Productions Selected for Apple’s ‘Distinguished Program’

L-R: Rep. Jo Jordan, Michael O’Connor (SP Digital Media/Animation instructor), Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, Candy Suiso (SP director), and Nani Daniels (Apple K12 Education area manager). [Click to enlarge.]

Shayla Bradley, Sen. Shimabukuro’s niece, served as one of Searider Productions’ student tour guides on 4/11/12.

On April 11, 2012, Wai`anae High’s Searider Productions (SP) was recognized for being selected for the “Apple Distinguished Program.” Guests enjoyed student led tours and showcases of student work from SP’s Journalism/Video and Digital Media/Animation teams.

For more information about Apple’s education initiatives, contact:
Nani Daniels
Area Manager
Apple, Inc.
K – 12 Education
State of Hawaii

See how other schools are transforming learning by visiting: http://www.apple.com/education/profiles/