The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
POI: Providing Opportunities and Inspiration to enable low-income individuals or families to achieve self-reliance
Since 1965, Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. (HCAP) has helped Oahu residents achieve self-sufficiency and improve their social and economic conditions. HCAP offers a wide range of programs and services, including education, employment, housing, food and energy assistance, to improve the lives of over 17,000 people each year. The Ha Initiative is just one of the program HCAP offers to the community.
The Ha Initiative: Creative STEM after-school program supports working families by providing a high quality, free educational program for at-risk youth. HCAP launched the Ha Initiative to provide easy access to educational materials and experiences, a safe and healthy environment, caring and responsive staff, and low child-to-adult ratios. The Ha Initiative operates at 4 centers located in: Kalihi, Waianae, Aiea, and Windward (Waiahole). The program will be expanding and opening up a fifth center in the upcoming months.