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.
Our board member Scott Simon got to sit down and talk story about our annual Pau Hana Block party with Hawaii News Now. Click the link to hear his interview!
While the Department of Education provides meals on summer school campuses, other efforts are afoot to deliver food to non-school venues.
Check out this article posted by Ka Leo O Hawai'i, the campus newspaper of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa! Their article talks about different volunteer opportunities and even though Spring Break has already come and gone, summer is right around the corner!
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.
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.
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.
First Insurance Company of Hawaii’s (FICOH) First Community Action Team and Charitable Foundation donated $2,500 to Hawaii Literacy. Pictured are (from left) Hawaii Literacy assistant director Shayna Yatsushiro, FICOH manager of administration Suzun Weeks-Pell and Hawaii Literacy adult literacy program manager Darci Walker.
Suzanne Skjold, Executive Director of Hawaii Literacy joins Norm Baker, COO of AUW, on Think Tech Hawaii to discuss the relationship between technology and literacy.
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...
Attorney Nancy Youngren was looking for a volunteer opportunity that would really make a difference in an individual’s life when an ad for Hawaii Literacy caught her eye. She looked no further.
Starting in early 2011, for almost three years, Youngren volunteered with the same person once a week until the woman happily broke the news that she had found a job...
Kauai’s Hawaii Literacy program is seeking to find more volunteers that are interested in becoming a English tutor. If you may be interested please feel free to contact us at 332-5544 and if you prefer email firstname.lastname@example.org. A minimum of a six-month commitment is requested for tutors in order to make consistent progress. If you are also interested in becoming a student please feel free and contact us through phone or email. There is no charge for the services, but their is a workbook fee of $11.25 each.
Congratulations to Richard Johnson for graduating from Leeward Community College with a high school diploma! Richard spent the last seven years working towards his life-long dream of earning a diploma with help from wonderful tutors.