Suzanne Skjold, Hawaii Literacy’s Executive Director, joins Lynne Waihe‘e of Read To Me International, Steven Schatz of Hawaii P-20, and Stacie Kaneshige of the Hawaii State Public Library System to discuss the most pressing local literacy issues.
Throughout the summer, diseases like mumps have been keeping the state Department of Health busy. With school about to start, the push is on to prevent the spread of disease. As of Friday, July 21, the mumps outbreak is up to 172 cases so far this year.
Heath officials are fighting back with a new program focusing on teaching students the importance of protecting themselves from germs. Before lunch gets started, students at Hawaii Literacy’s lunch and learn program know exactly what to do: wash their hands.
HANAPEPE — Kanani Santos was never a good student. He seldom paid attention in class and his relationship with teachers was subpar.
Add those traits to a lack of commitment and focus, and the sum was that reading and writing had been difficult for the 39-year-old business owner.
On Saturday, April 1, Bank of Hawaii held its 11th annual Community Walk at Hawaii Convention Center to benefit three nonprofit organizations whose missions center around education, youth and environment. Employees selected the walk’s beneficiaries through online voting, and then raised a total of $110,320 in donations for Hawaii Literacy, Kids Hurt Too Hawaii and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.
HONOLULU, HI May 13, 2017 – Central Pacific Bank (CPB) employees, family and friends gathered at Honolulu Civic Center Sky Gate Park on Saturday, May 13, for their eighth annual CPB Walks For You event. Four checks totaling $108,291 were presented to the following employee-selected beneficiaries: Friends of Youth Outreach Hawaii, Hawaii Literacy, Hawaiian Humane Society and Lanakila Pacific Meals on Wheels.
The Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty Charitable Fund has chosen Hawaii Literacy to receive $20,000 as its 2017 grant recipient.
Hawaii Literacy, Inc. has received funding from the Charity Walk for the past four years to help fund its Bookmobile program. The core goals of the highly popular Bookmobile Program are to measurable increase access to books, build key literacy skills, and promote a love of reading for keiki at risk for illiteracy and school failure.
Forty-five Hawaii-based nonprofit organizations will benefit from a $3.6 million investment from the Aloha United Way as the nonprofit umbrella organization launches a three-year impact investment initiative, officials said Tuesday...
As an educational association committed to providing a retirement security framework to its participants, the Foundation recognizes the critical role literacy plays in taking that first step toward a secure future. With this mission in mind, the Foundation is giving back to Hawaii’s local community by making a $15,000 donation to Hawaii Literacy, an organization that works to equip individuals with the ability to read and write through classes taught solely by volunteers...