Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR) Update

   
Mahalo nui loa to HPD for attending the potential WCEAR extension tour on 02/26/16.  L-R: Sgt. Allen, Sen. Shimabukuro, Lieutenant Chan, and Sgt. Lin.

 
WCEAR potential extension tour 02/26/16. L-R: Curtis Tsuzaki, Sara Perry, Curtis Kropar, Sen. Shimabukuro, Richard Landford, Rachel Conner, Charmaine Naone, DeMont Conner, Jeffrey Fujimoto (DHHL engineer)

 
 Charmaine Naone, Sen. Shimabukuro, Jeffrey Fujimoto (DHHL Engineer), and Momi Conner examining maps of the Nanakuli Homesteads.
The potential WCEAR extension is an on-going proposal being worked on by elected officials, the City, DHHL, HPD, area residents, and others. Currently, routes between Helelua St. and the Nanakuli Homestead, as well as between Nanakuli Ave. and Piliokahi Ave., are the next two pieces that would give the largest impact. We are working to find the best solution, and the public is invited to attend meetings hosted by the Ahupua`a o Nanakuli Homestead group regarding this subject. The meetings occur every 2nd Monday at 7pm at Ka Waihona o ka Na`auao public charter school cafeteria.
Here is a link to more information about WCEAR: http://www.oahumpo.org/…/Waianae-Emergency-Access-Road-EA-2…

‘Ilima SACNAS Chapter at the University of Hawaii

scan (11)SACNAS  UH ‘Ilima Chapter: advancing underrepresented minorities in science,technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The ‘Ilima SACNAS chapter at the University of Hawaii is Oahu’s local affiliate of the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

Chapter memberships is open to all college and university students, facility, staff and professionals working in STEM in Oahu Hawaii.

Chapter Opportunities

-present at national conferences

-connect with mentors

-Conduct Scientific Research

-Learn about internship and graduate schools

-develop leadership skills

-promote cultural values in your science

-Serve your community through science outreach

Chapter Activities

-Science Outreach in the Community

-Science Symposia

-Seminars

-BBQ and gatherings

Kalaeloa

Our chapter has exclusive privileges to access the Kalaeloa Unit of the Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge to conduct surveys of the endemic Hawaiian shrimp, opae ula. We also engage the community in science outreach activities in botany, marine science,  hydrology, and archaeology.

More information

Chapter Website: http://www.sacnashawaii.org

Chapter Application Form: http://www.sacnashawaii.org/application

The Pit Stop. Family & Fun Event at Wet & Wild

Pit Stop

Huliko’a Kaiaulu Scholar Speaker Series

HulikoaKaiaulu_Mar15

Ka Huli Ao: Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law William S. Richardson School of Law University of Hawaii at Manoa

Ka Huli Ao -enlightening the next generation in a traditional manner

Education & Training

Ka Huli Ao educates and trains students about the unique aspects of Native Hawaiian law and the intersection of local, federal and international laws affecting Native Hawaiians. Ka Huli Ao offers courses in Native Hawaiian law, Federal Indian law, and environmental law, among others, and offers the first -ever Certificate in Native Hawaiian Law.

Student Outreach & Support:

Ka Huli Ao provides students the knowledge and tools to advance the traditions and legal rights of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific and Indigenous Peoples. They inspire and empower students, especially those from rural and Native Hawaiian communities to pursue careers in the legal and related fields to achieve social justice for all Hawaii people.

Punawaila.org -oneline archive of early Hawaiian legal and historical resources

Scholarship & Legal Resources Link: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/native-hawaiian-and-indigenous-scholarship-and-legal-resources

 

 

 

 

2016 FOWL Book Sale

2016 FOWL book sale

Native Hawaiian Student Profile, May 2015

Click image for the 6-page PDF file.

Click image for the 6-page PDF file.

PARENTS, Inc. is NOW HIRING on Oahu!

PARENTS, Inc. is currently looking for a full-time Case Manager and a part-time Parent Educator on the island of Oahu! Please share!

Resumes and cover letters for both positions are due on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Case Manager – Oahu

P.A.R.E.N.T.S., Inc. is looking for a Case Manager to work a minimum of 40 hours per week (may include nights and weekends) to further our mission of strengthening families and promoting cycles of positive parenting.

The Case Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining all program participants on the island of Oahu, as well as providing parenting education and support services through the instruction and application of agency-approved parenting education curriculum. The Case Manager is also responsible for managing and maintaining participant databases and case files.

The Case Manager must work cooperatively and effectively with the Program Director and Parent Educators and must have the knowledge, skills and ability to work with a wide range of individuals, community groups and systems of care. Must be self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision, as well as adhere to all company policies and contractual requirements.

All applicants must be honest, responsible, detail-oriented, organized and model appropriate behavior and professional skills to both staff and program participants.

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Development or related field, from an accredited institution. Minimum of 1 year of experience in working with families at risk for child abuse and neglect.

Preferred Requirements: A Master’s degree in Social Work, experience teaching adults in a group setting and the ability to provide a long-term commitment to the position.

Due to contractual requirements with the Department of Human Services, any applicant who does not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered for the position.

Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and have the ability to travel frequently to all areas of Oahu. If applicant owns a motor vehicle, they must be able to retain appropriate levels of insurance as mandated by company policy.

Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@hawaiiparents.org

Parent Educator – Oahu

P.A.R.E.N.T.S., Inc. is seeking a part-time Parent Educator to teach group, community-based parenting education classes once per week for a minimum of 3 hours. Sessions are two hours long, and hours include 1 hour of prep/paperwork time. Classes are held on Mondays from 3:30-5:30pm on Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. Base access is not required and can be provided once hired. In addition to the weekly class in Kaneohe, applicants must also be willing to be a backup Parent Educator for the other classes on an as-needed and as-available basis.

All applicants must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, trustworthy and able to work without direct supervision. Paperwork requirements must be met on or before established deadlines. Applicants must be able to pass required background checks and must be able to travel to all areas of the island.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Education or other Human Services disciplines. 1 year of experience working with families who are part of the child abuse and neglect system, 1 year of experience working with adult learners, and at least 1 year of experience with military families.

All applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work or other Human Services disciplines listed above.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $16 – $23 per hour.

Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@hawaiiparents.org

Wai’anae Hawaiian Civic Club Announces 2016-2017 Scholarship Opportunities

The Wai`anae Hawaiian Civic Club has six scholarship awards for the 2016-2017 school year.  Each scholarship is for $500 and recipients can receive only one award.

Applicants must:

  • be of Native Hawaiian ancestry
  • have a GPA of 2.5  or better for a graduating high school senior
  • 3.0 or better, for a current college student

Scholarships are for Hawaiian studies, health, and technical/vocational programs and more. Applications & information at Wai`anae Library and Wai`anae Leeward Community College or check with your school counselor or  online at:  www.waianaehcc.org

QUESTIONS? 808-389-0129 ~  Postmarked deadline is April 18, 2016.

For Scholarship Descriptions:

Complete WHCC Scholarship descriptions

For Application:

WHCC Application form 2016

Kapolei affordable housing applications being accepted now until March 9th, 2016

There is a new affordable (townhouse) housing complex that is being built in Kapolei across/near the Kroc center for individuals, seniors and families with incomes between 30%-60% of Honolulu’s median incomes as established by the Department of housing and urban development (more info in the brochure link). The affordable housing in Kapolei has 188 units that range from 1 to 3 bedrooms. If interested, application must be post stamped no later than March 9th 2016. Applications being accepted & preferred by mail and selection process will be done by lottery. 

Application

http://www.mutual-housing.org/wp-content/uploads/Application-for-Housing-01-20-16.pdf


Information provided courtesy of:

Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center
at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
P.O. Box 3950
Honolulu, Hi  96812
Phone: (808) 536-4302

 

 

Honolulu City Council Resolution 16-43 (Lifeguard Hours Extension)

City Council Reso 16-43 Support

February 24, 2016

In support of Honolulu City Council Resolution 16-43

Aloha Councilmembers,

Resolution 16-43, introduced by Councilwoman Pine, aims to extend working hours for lifeguards as well as address further lifeguard coverage of our beaches. The ocean is an integral part of our culture, economy, and lifestyle here in Hawai‘i, and is widely used by residents and visitors alike.

I highly support extending working hours for lifeguards beyond their current 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM shifts because people are often in the water long before and after these times. During the winter season when we have much more dangerous ocean conditions overall, it would be most prudent to have longer hours as well as more lifeguard coverage at beaches susceptible to dangerous conditions. If this can also provide more jobs for qualified residents, I find it to be a positive move all around.

Thus, I urge the Council to pass Resolution 16-43 to continue aid our amazing lifeguards in keeping our ocean safe, as well as continue to provide the highest level of safety supervision for all who enjoy our waters.

Respectfully,

Senator Maile S. L. Shimabukuro

District 21

(Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Ma‘ili, Wai‘anae, Makaha, Makua)

State Capitol, Room 222

415 South Beretania Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

808-586-7793 phone

808-586-7797 facsimile

maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

 

FAQ’s on all the Road Work Projects…

I wanted to clear up some confusion I noticed residents were having about all the current traffic relief projects occurring on the Waianae Coast… So, to clear things up… There are currently THREE projects, all happening in nearly the same area, and all three are aimed at alleviating traffic concerns of some sort.

Project 1: Farrington Hwy. Widening Project to add turn lanes down the center of Farrington Hwy. DOT aims to complete the turn lanes at Nanakuli Ave. and Haleakala Ave. by 2017.  I obtained $2m for this project, which has been delayed due to technical problems as they dig up the area. However, construction crews are working as fast as they can, and it’s great to see progress occurring. The newest news on this project is that they are attempting to extend the turn lane construction all the way to Hakimo Road. If they are able to achieve this extension it is anticipated to take about 7 years. (You can see the original plans in a power point presentation at the link below.)

 

2015_03_04_Farrington_Hwy_Noise_Variance_PIM_Presentation_Page_02

 

Click to access 2015_03_04_Farrington_Hwy_Noise_Variance_PIM_Presentation.pdf

Project 2: Contraflow Lane down Farrington Hwy. This is the most recent announcement and not to be confused with the widening project, although the contraflow lane should help alleviate some traffic caused because of construction issues. It is slated to be an afternoon/ westbound traffic option, from Piliokahi Ave. to Helelua St. DOT will be attending the March Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board meeting, and the April Waianae Neighborhood Boart meeting, to further discuss details and get community input. Implementation of this lane is expected during the upcoming summer months, and it will be a 1 year trial period, after which DOT may adjust it as necessary.

Here is more information about the contraflow project: https://21maile.com/…/…/dot-press-release-re-contraflow-lane/

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Project 3: Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR) The potential WCEAR extension is an on-going proposal being worked on by elected officials, the City, DHHL, HPD, area residents, and others. Currently, routes between Helelua St. and the Nanakuli Homestead, as well as between Nanakuli Ave. and Piliokahi Ave., are the next two pieces that would give the largest impact. We are working to find the best solution, and the public is invited to attend meetings hosted by the Ahupua`a o Nanakuli Homestead group regarding this subject. The meetings occur every 2nd Monday at 7pm at Ka Waihona o ka Na`auao public charter school cafeteria.

Here is a link to more information about WCEAR: http://www.oahumpo.org/…/Waianae-Emergency-Access-Road-EA-2…

WCEAR map

 

OMPO Accepting Public Comments Regarding Transportation Plans Until 03/28/16

OahuMPO has released the following documents for public review and comment:

  • Draft Oahu Regional Transportation Plan 2040 (ORTP 2040)
  • Draft Overall Work Program for FY2017 (OWP)
  • Transportation Improvement Program Revision #9 (TIP)
  • Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

Comments are due March 28, 2016. Please see our “Public Review and Comment” page (Public Review and Comment) for links to the documents and information on submitting comments.