Wednesday - January 25, 2012
By Dorina Badget
By Dorina Badget, High Priestess,
LOSNA Hawaii Court No. 60
The Ladies’ Oriental Shrine of North America (LOSNA) is an international nonprofit organization that is committed to supporting the children of Shriners Hospitals for Children network.
Wednesday - January 18, 2012
By Marie Parducho
By Marie Parducho, Member and Former Co-Vice President, FAMES
The Filipino-American Multi-Ethnic Society (FAMES) is committed to mentoring, educating and motivating leaders in the community.
Wednesday - January 11, 2012
By Kata Issari
When Mariska Hargitay began playing Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit more than a decade ago, the content of the scripts opened her eyes to the epidemic of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
Wednesday - January 04, 2012
By Steve McLaughlin
By Steve McLaughlin
The Kupale Domestic Safety & Assault Prevention Program for Women and Children is a modern and updated course presented and supported by Hawaii Zenyo Jujutsu Kai. Our original program began here in Hawaii in 1926 and was taught by the famous martial artist and massage therapist, professor. H.S. Okazaki.
Wednesday - December 28, 2011
By Leslie Cintron
By Leslie Cintron,
Representative, Ala Kuola
Founded in 2006, the mission of the Hawaii Family Law Clinic, doing business as Ala Kuola, is to assist victims of domestic violence to attain safety, peace and healing.
Wednesday - December 21, 2011
By Lynn Vasquez, president and co-founder,
The Slippah Foundation
Six years ago on an online bulletin board, the question “What do you want for Christmas?” was asked. I answered, “I wish for all the children of Mayor Wright Housing to have a pair of rubber slippers so they won’t have to go barefoot.”
Wednesday - December 14, 2011
By Merle Okino O’Neill
By Merle Okino O’Neill,
Executive Director, Youth Service Hawaii
Most of you have probably participated in some type of community service. But how many of you know how service learning can improve student achievement and engagement, while helping youths develop life skills?
Wednesday - December 07, 2011
By Daniel Ward
By Daniel Ward, MPA, PR & Volunteer
Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association
The holidays are a season when families gather to spend quality time with each other. It is also a time that can raise serious questions about the cognitive health of aging family members.
Wednesday - November 30, 2011
By MJ Matsushita
By MJ Matsushita,
Technical Director, KHSPAC
Drugs, gangs, homelessness and suicide: These are a few of the issues some of our students have to deal with on a day-today basis. Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center (KHSPAC) is one place many of our troubled kids can come for a safe haven. KHSPAC is a place where they can express themselves.
Wednesday - November 23, 2011
By Kathie Wells, Founder
Community Helping Schools
Did you know that many of Hawaii’s public school teachers have to use money out of their own pockets to buy school supplies for their classrooms and students? This includes basic supplies such as dry erase markers, notebooks and pencil sharpeners. With programs getting cut and budgets limited, Hawaii’s public schools do not have the extra funds to provide their classrooms with the necessary supplies needed to teach.