The Na Hokulele Project received support as a Subaward Recipient: HPU: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of University Partnerships Grant Award # AHIAC-10-HI-01 and CFDA# 14.515 ($440,000.00). This three-year project (2010-2014) is designed to (a) provide learning activities to help children from the Kalihi-Palama region become better prepared to enter STEM fields for further education and become aware of opportunities available to them; (b) provide adults with more knowledge about community-economic-workforce development for the Kalihi-Palama community and; (c) help the Kalihi-Palama community members become aware of emerging community-economic-workforce development and assist with community-based support at the end of the grant program.
The Robot Invasion Project received support from Friends of Hawaii Robotics, a nonprofit working to support the development and growth of educational robotics programs in the state of Hawai‘I ($79,000.00)
This one-year project (2010 -2011) brings robotics education, standards and project-based learning into the content-area classroom through a series of integrated, web-based, thematic units written for grades 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Sustainable Agriculture Training Project
Sustainable Agriculture Training Project received support from the Lanie Albrecht Foundation for 25 at-risk, young people from low-income, unemployed families to engage in a job-readiness, Sustainable Agriculture Training Project with a “Farm to Table” focus ($51, 426.00). During this phase (2011-2012) of a larger four-year project, the generous gift bought an essential van, tractor/attachments, and Rototiller. This job skills training project, (in partnership with the generous offer of a plot of land to “farm,” by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)/ Magoon Research Station) assists participants’ awareness of entry into Hawai‘i’s food services industry, one of our state’s largest industries and currently in need of workers.