Paid Native Hawaiian Fellowship in Washington, DC

Are you a Native Hawaiian college graduate who wants to gain valuable policy experience in our nation’s capital while receiving a $30,000 stipend? If so, the Native Hawaiian Federal Service Fellowship (NHFSF) may be for you! More information about the fellowship can be found on OHA’s website, and below. Note the deadline for submitting application materials is next week Friday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m. HST.

This year, OHA and Kamehameha Schools have partnered to launch the Native Hawaiian Federal Service Fellowship. Fellows will spend nine-months in Washington, DC, working within a U.S. Congressional office on federal policy affecting Native Hawaiians and others. In addition to the opportunity to make an immediate impact on national policy, fellows will gain practical insight into the inner workings of the Federal Government and influence over decisions that affect the Native Hawaiian community.

The program consists of three components: 1) immersion through work on Capitol Hill, 2) individual mentoring from senior aides, and 3) seminars on topics proposed by the fellowship cohort. The program will last up to nine months, beginning in September 2016 and ending in May 2017. Fellows will be compensated via a $30,000 stipend.

The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate and/or graduate student available to work full time in DC for 9-months. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to the well-being of the Native Hawaiian community and show the capacity to work successfully in an office setting.

Free Volunteer Leader Training Workshop 6/25/16

Volunteer Leader Training 1

City and County of Honolulu
Free Train the Trainer Workshop
Adopt-A-Block & Adopt-A-Stream Programs
June 25, 2016

Volunteer Leader Training 2

Interested in organizing a clean-up event in your community?

As a member of an Adopt-A-Block/Adopt-A-Stream team, you are a steward for a designated stretch of stream or city street under the City’s jurisdiction. Current volunteers in the program include school organizations, businesses, civic organizations, and scouts. All team members must sign a release form and be >12 years old with signed parental consent and adequate adult supervision if

Sign up to attend the City & County of Honolulu’s Train the Trainer Workshop for the Adopt-A-Block and Adopt-A-Stream Program to learn how you can become an adopter and coordinate neighborhood or stream clean-ups. The workshop will cover a program overview, safety guidelines, basic water quality, and storm drain marking. Barbara Pleadwell of Hasting & Pleadwell will also be providing public relations media training that will be beneficial to learn how you can promote your events, as well as your own initiatives. This workshop will also include a stream site visit and neighborhood walk.

We have limited seats so hurry and sign up for this FREE workshop today!

OahuMPO Opinion Survey – Deadline 5pm on 6/22/16


Dear Community Member,

Do you know who we are? If so, how well do you know us? Are we doing a good job communicating with you about transportation matters important to you? Are you able to let us know your thoughts? Only YOU know the answers to these questions! So, we are using this questionnaire as a way to hear your opinions and improve our processes.

Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) is the regional transportation planning organization for Oahu. OahuMPO works with the Hawaii State Department of Transportation, the City and County of Honolulu, and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to develop a 20-year vision for transportation for the island and to implement that vision effectively. You can read more about what OahuMPO does and why we exist at

And, of course, we want to work with YOU! OahuMPO is working on ways to better involve the public in the transportation plans that we develop. Do you keep up with our website? Are you more likely to get information about transportation plans reading the daily print newspaper? Or would you prefer to find out about our plans on your social media feed? OahuMPO wants to know the best ways of having a conversation about transportation with you and our community.

So we ask you to please take 10 minutes of your valuable time to complete this questionnaire. Here’s how:

To answer the questionnaire, please click on the “Begin Survey” button at the bottom of this page. As you proceed through the questionnaire, you will be allowed to go back to previous questions if you wish to make changes. However, once you click on the “Done” button at the end of this questionnaire, you will not be allowed back into your response to make changes.

Only Question 1, “Select Your Point of View,” is required. All others are optional; however, we hope you will provide us information we need by answering all the questions.

Your information is confidential and we will not share it with anyone.

You may take the survey anytime you wish before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Thank you for taking your time to help.

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Thank you for taking your time to help.

Amy Ford-Wagner
Community Planner
(808) 586-2305

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What Works With Girls – 06/24/16



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See below for an event hosted by Project Kealahou:

What Works With Girls: a “share-out” gathering on Project Kealahou’s outcomes and gender-responsive care on Friday, June 24, 2016, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii
91-3257 Kualaka’i Parkway, Kapolei 96707

Space is limited! Register online now via Eventbrite:

Join us to reflect on our lessons learned, and celebrate our continued state funding and services for girls who have experienced trauma. Includes keynote by local gender issues researcher Dr. Valli Kalei Kanuha of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, catered lunch and more.

Project Kealahou (PK) is a federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant-funded initiative of the Hawaii State Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD). PK has provided gender-responsive, trauma-informed care to girls on Oahu since 2011. To learn more, please visit our website:, or email Erica Yamauchi at


See below for information on an event hosted by Naked Cow Dairy Farm.  Tickets can be purchased by following this link.


Join us on the farm for a beautiful Waianae Sunset, where you will enjoy tasting some of our most popular artisan cheese with a glass of wine. Then relax under the stars with some popcorn and enjoy the Movie. We are showing The Ride, Back to the Soul of Surfing.

We have chairs and benches, but bring a lounge chair if you want .

We will also have cheeses available for purchase.

Raffle Tickets to purchse. Raffle drawing July 1, 2016 ( Prizes from Alan Wong, Roy’s, MW, Tiki’s, Hula Grill, Honolulu Burger Co., R.Fields, Outrigger, Kahumana Cafe and More)

RSVP- $25.00
ON FARM – $30.00

When:  Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (HST)
Where:  86-344 Kuwale Rd – 86-344 Kuwale Road, Waiʻanae, HI 96792

Keiki Corners Set Up at Family Court to Support Children and Families

This is one of the children’s keiki corners at the Ronald T.Y. Moon Judiciary Complex in Kapolei. There is one keiki corner on the 2nd floor open to the public and a play area on the 3rd floor dedicated for the children involved in the Zero to Three Court. A third keiki corner is planned to open in the next couple of months.

This is one of the children’s keiki corners at the Ronald T.Y. Moon Judiciary Complex in Kapolei. There is one keiki corner on the 2nd floor open to the public and a play area on the 3rd floor dedicated for the children involved in the Zero to Three Court. A third keiki corner is planned to open in the next couple of months.

The Hawaii State Judiciary partnered with the William S. Richardson School of Law Child Welfare Clinic to set up keiki corners at the Ronald T.Y Moon Judiciary Complex, or Family Court, in Kapolei. These areas are aimed at supporting children and families while waiting for a court proceeding.

Three clinic students, Jacqueline Camit, Jamie Lyn Leonardi, and Grace Baehren, initially created a space for the children participating in the Zero to Three court, so the children have a place to play and interact with their parents and siblings. Because of the outpouring of support and donations from the community, the students were able to plan and create comfortable keiki corners in other areas of the court, where children can read and play with toys donated by the community.

“Courthouses can feel very sterile and intimidating, so this space can make a world of difference to a young child and their family,” said Cheryl Marlow, Deputy Chief Court Administrator. “We would like to thank the Friends of the Library, Friends of Family Specialty Court, University of Hawaii at Manoa Children’s Center, and the many organizations and individuals who donated books and toys to support this endeavor.”

Family Court Chief Judge R. Mark Browning said the partnership between the courts and the UH students has been rewarding and powerful. “This is all about our keiki. It is difficult for any child to sit and wait patiently in a court setting. We hope these areas will provide a place for kids to be kids.”

If you have new or gently used toys or books to donate, please contact Malia Alo at or Tiffany Ige at

HNN: $6 Million for West Oahu Traffic Relief (6/6/16)

The following are excerpts from Jobeth Devera’s “State, City Officials Announce $6 Million to Bring Relief to West Oahu Commuters” (Hawaii News Now, 6/6/16).


HNN: “Through the efforts of State Senator Maile Shimabukuro and City Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine, a total of $6 million will be used for the land acquisition, planning and design for an extension of the Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR).”

State and city officials are ramping up efforts to alleviate traffic woes along Oahu’s Leeward coast.

Through the efforts of State Senator Maile Shimabukuro and City Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine, a total of $6 million will be used for the land acquisition, planning and design for an extension of the Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR).

“If there’s an accident or an emergency, it just compounds and that’s why we have situations where people are stuck in traffic for 6, 8 or 10 hours it’s ridiculous,” said Shimabukuro.

Shimabukuro witnesses first-hand how Farrington Highway becomes a parking lot when any incident disrupts the commutes, like this water main break last summer.

“Traffic is the number one quality of life issue for people on the Waianae coast,” Shimabukuro said.

Currently, an access road opens for Leeward drivers during emergencies between Sea Country or Kaukama Road to Helelua Street.

The $6 million in combined city and state funds will extend the Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road further east through the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead community.

“We’re hoping to make it a permanent road for them to use all the time,” said Pine.

The project is just one of several solutions to relieve the gridlock.

In February, the state announced it will create a third travel lane for westbound drivers between 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, excluding holidays. The mile-long contraflow lane is planned to begin at Piliokahi Avenue and continue past Helelua Street.

In addition, the state Department of Transportation and the City, in partnership with Oceanic Cable, will install traffic cameras at the four busiest intersections for residents to access online — including Piliokahi Avenue, Nanakuli Avenue, Haleakala Avenue and Helelua Street.

“This will allow the city to remotely control those four intersections,” said Shimabukuro.

Preliminary discussions are contemplating the WCEAR extension to be an elevated road at the back of the homesteads with fingers leading into the main arteries.

“This means a lot more hope for the people of Waianae,” Pine said.

Pine and Shimabukuro will be working with DHHL, the City Department of Emergency Management (DEM), the Ahupua’a o Nanakuli Homestead, Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board, Puu Heleakala community associations, Nanakuli Ranch and other stakeholders to plan the extension.

Watch the video and read the full article on the HNN site.