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$9.2 MILLION GIFT COMMITMENT TO TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITY

$9.2 MILLION GIFT COMMITMENT TO TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITY

An inspired donor has made one of the largest gift commitments to the University of Hawai‘i by a private individual to benefit UH students and research.

The donor's $9.2M gift will:

Kaiser Student in the Finals for Alaska Air's "Paint The Plane" Contest

Kaiser Student in the Finals for Alaska Air's "Paint The Plane" Contest

Alaska Air offered Hawaii students an opportunity to create a new design for their airplane. The top three designs were submitted by Sophia Cleek, a sixth grader at Kapolei Middle School on the Island of Oahu; Izabela Hamilton, a 12th grader at Seabury Hall on the Island of Maui; and Aaron Nee, an 11th grader at Kaiser High School, also on the Island of Oahu. Sophia's design depicts a voyaging canoe sailing around the Islands, among various ocean wildlife. Izabela's design incorporates a male and female hula dancer against a backdrop of ocean waves and windswept mountain cliffs.

Hawai‘i Students Can Stretch Their Minds in the Verizon Wireless Innovative App Challenge

Hawai‘i students with a forward vision can show off their science, technology, engineering and math smarts for a chance to win big. The Verizon Wireless Innovative App Challenge allows students from across the nation to compete to win $10,000 for their school. Members of each winning team will also win Samsung Galaxy Tabs. 

The Verizon Wireless Innovative App Challenge is a collaborative competition created to encourage students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Student achievement in STEM is critical to U.S. economic growth and competitiveness on the global stage. This challenge has been designed to engage students, provide them with valuable new skills and experiences, and open their eyes to exciting new possibilities in STEM.

Jones Lang LaSalle Awarded Leasing and Management of Hawaii Kai Towne Center

Jones Lang LaSalle Awarded Leasing and Management of Hawaii Kai Towne Center

The following information is provided by Hawaii Pacific Entertainment:

HONOLULU, Sept. 14, 2012 — Jones Lang LaSalle yesterday announced that it has been awarded the leasing and management of Hawaii Kai Towne Center, a 480,000 square-foot mixed-use center located at 333 Keahole St. in Honolulu.

HFD Bring Out The Big Guns @ Kaiser

HFD Bring Out The Big Guns @ Kaiser

The Honolulu Fire Department's Hawaii Kai Station ran checks of their equipment and practice time with their high-rise fire hoses at Kaiser High School's Football Stadium Friday evening. At the conclusion of Kaiser's football team practice athletes, parents, and coaches were treated to an amazing demonstration of the capabilities of the Honolulu Fire Department.

Watching these fire fighters move through the careful steps in this friendly and safe practice session, we're reminded that they are one of our neighborhood champions - - men & women who stand ready to give aid to our community and their mission to save lives and protect property.

Honolulu Fire Department

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Honolulu Fire Department is to respond to fires, emergency medical incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and rescues on land and sea to save lives, property, and the environment.

Kupu awarded $1.25 million grant for environmental service learning youth program

Kupu awarded $1.25 million grant for environmental service learning youth program

The following information is provided by: Halvorson PR

Honolulu, Hawaii – Kupu, a Hawaii-based nonprofit organization that administers the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) program, will receive a $1,256,020 AmeriCorps Grant from the Corporation for National Community Service to support their efforts to sustain and protect Hawaii’s environment.

The announcement was made by Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Senator Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Representative Mazie K. Hirono and U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa. 

The funds will be used for Kupu’s Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps programs to foster life and leadership skills through service learning as well as provide critically needed environmental conservation work throughout the State of Hawaii.

Whole Kids Foundation Plant Seeds of Change in Hawai‘i Schools

Whole Kids Foundation Plant Seeds  of Change in Hawai‘i Schools

This fall, island keiki will head back to school with their backpacks stocked with all the classroom essentials – pencils, paper and … gardening tools? Thanks to the Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit created by Whole Foods Market, in cooperation with FoodCorps, six Hawai‘i schools, including four on O‘ahu and two on Maui -- will receive grants of $2,000 each to build or expand upon community and school gardens.

Ke Kula ‘O Samuel M. Kamakau (Kane‘ohe), Kainalu Elementary (Kailua), Makaha Elementary (Makaha), and Waikiki Elementary (Honolulu) were all selected to receive garden grants which will provide students access to fresh produce, establish a better understanding of where food comes from and bridge the connection of a healthy planet with a healthy body. On Maui, Kihei Elementary (Kihei) and Kihei Charter School (Kihei) were selected as recipients for garden grants.