PCDC Offers Complimentary Registrations to Annual Native Hawaiian Convention

Papakōlea Community Development Corporation Offers Complimentary Registrations to Annual Native Hawaiian Convention

PAPAKŌLEA, HI – Celebrate accomplishments of our Native Hawaiian leaders, receive important information about Hawaiian homestead issues, and network with policy officials and community-based leaders at the 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, Sept. 30th through Oct. 2nd, at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. Hawaiian Homes Commissioner Mike Kahikina was awarded the Joe Tassill Award of Courage in 2013.

PAPAKŌLEA, HI – Papakōlea Community Development Corporation (PCDC) has a handful of complimentary registrations for give-away to homestead residents of Papakōlea, Kalawahine and Kewalo, on a first-come, first-saved basis. The Annual Native Hawaiian Convention is hosted by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly. For more information about the incredible speakers and special forums coordinated at the Convention, click here to visit the event site.

If you are interested in receiving one of PCDCʻs comps, contact Ms. Lilia Kapuniai, Executive Director, at lilia@papakolea.org or 808.520.8998.

PCDC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates the Papakōlea Community Center and Park. The 5,712 square-foot two-story Multi-Purpose Center includes a certified commercial kitchen, a community technology center, basketball courts, a playground, and function space – available to community for rent. PCDC endeavors to operate a Center, that provides programming and services promoting life-long education, healthy lifestyles, cultural preservation, entrepreneurial achievement, and economic development, for Hawaiian homestead residents of Papakōlea, Kalawahine and Kewalo..

For more information about PCDC, facility rental or programming operated out of the Center, visit www.papakolea.org or contact Ms. Kapuniai at 808.520.8998 or pcdc@papakolea.org.

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PCDC Appoints Kapuniai As Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2014

Papakōlea Community Development Corporation Appoints Lilia Kapuniai to Serve as its New Executive Director

Papakōlea, HI – The Papakōlea Community Develop
ment Corporation (PCDC) Board of Directors appoints Ms. Lilia Kapuniai as its new Executive Director. Kapuniai was selected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of long-time beneficiary community services advocate, Ms. Bridget Kahelekaapuni “Puni” Kekauoha.

“We were thrilled to appoint Ms. Kapuniai to lead the 15-year beneficiary-serving nonprofit,” exclaimed Peter Terry, PCDC President. “She was the strongest candidate, coming to our organization with 20 years of executive management skills and a diverse range of experience in community development and organizational capacity building. Plus, she has been a resident of the Papakōlea homestead community for 18 years!! One of PCDCʻs immediate priorities is to develop a Community-Based Economic Development Project on the slopes of Punchbowl and Ms. Kapuniai has a proven track record of working with homestead communities across the State to implement innovative projects.”

PCDC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates the Papakōlea Community Center and Park. The 5,712 square-foot two-story Multi-Purpose Center includes a certified commercial kitchen, a community technology center, basketball courts, a playground, and function space – available to community for rent. PCDC endeavors to operate a Center, that provides programming and services promoting life-long education, healthy lifestyles, cultural preservation, entrepreneurial achievement, and economic development, for Hawaiian homestead residents of Papakōlea, Kalawahine and Kewalo..

“Puni has done an incredible job bringing our kūpunaʻs vision to life through PCDC. I am honored to serve in this capacity and am grateful to my kūpuna, my mentors, and my ʻohana for purposely shaping me to fulfill the responsibilities of this post,” Kapuniai states. “2014 marks the 80th Anniversary of Homesteading in Papakōlea – a time to honor those that have past, a time to celebrate our accomplishments and a time to expand our road map. I am excited to be part of PCDCʻs expansion.”

For more information about PCDC, facility rental or programming operated out of the Center, visit www.papakolea.com or contact Ms. Kapuniai at 808.520.8998 or pcdc@papakolea.org.

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Our mailing address is:
2150 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813

http://www.papakolea.org/

Paid Volunteer Opportunity

***Application are being accepted and MUST be completed and submitted through the links below BY JUNE 7th – Interviews June 10th thru June 13th and Selection made Friday, June 14th***

HCA is currently soliciting applications to join our team through becoming and AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) and making a 1 year paid volunteer commitment to help build the capacity of our non-profit agency! You must be available to serve from August 2013 to August 2014 and available to travel to the outer islands during your service term. Benefits include a modest stipend, medical plan, child care (if applicable), sick days, personal leave days, training opportunities and much more!

Oahu – HCA Honolulu Office
Youth Initiative: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=50671&fromSearch=true
Beneficiary Advocate: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=48086&fromSearch=true
Affordable Referral System: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=45492&fromSearch=true

Maui – HCA Paukukalo Office:
Multi-Island Service Development: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=45489&fromSearch=true

Kauai – HCA Anahola Office:
Funding Templates & Manual: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=45491&fromSearch=true

For more information, please call Hawaiian Community Assets at:

Toll Free  1-866-400-1116
Fax  808-587-7899
Email:   info@hawaiiancommunity.net

Calling All Papakolea Girls Ages 10 – 14

Ohana and Friends,

A flier went out to every house hold in the Papakolea Community asking for girls ages 10-14 to join in on our Hale o Papa Initiative.  Its a new girls-only program focused on girls ages 10-14.  This program is a collaboration with Kula No Na Poʻe Hawaii and the Queen Liliʻuokalani Childrenʻs Center that will offer weekly sessions to provide cultural, educational, and social development opportunities for our girls.  This experience will support girls as they set the direction of their lives and transition into womanhood while creating a strong support group of peers for one another.

Weekly sessions will be held after school on Thursdays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Papakolea Community Center.  The first session is scheduled for May 2, 2013.

For more information or if you should have any questions, please feel free to call the center at (808) 520-8999.

Planning the future of Hawaiian Home Lands!!!

DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS

Invites all to take part in planning the future of Hawaiian Home Lands on Oahu.  Come and share your Mana’o at any one of the open houses scheduled.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

DHHL Save the Date

DATES:

FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA – April 27, 2013 at 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

KALAHEO HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA – May 4, 2013 at 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

* Locations subject to change with notice.

~ Kewalo Manao Matters ~

       Residents join the Papakolea Regional Planning Process

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Door to door canvas began on Saturday, April 14th.  
With the help of HPU students and community residents,
the first of 3 weekends surveyed 39 completed surveys. 

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Mahalo to all !!

Join us today to start our way to plan and develop these visionary projects for all of the people of Papakōlea.

Please complete the Community Survey today.  Canvassers will be knocking on your door Saturday, 4/14, 4/21, and 4/28.  See schedule below:

                  4/14: Lower Kewalo and Kalawahine

                  4/21: Iaukea (all), Krauss (lower) Kaulu-laau, Keopua , Moreira, Kalamku

                  4/28: Hiilani, Tantalus (all, Krauss (upper)

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    If you have any questions please contact:

    By email: Regional.Plan@papakolea.com

     Or by phone: 808-520-8998

Papakōlea Kids Bake Christmas Cookies

The Papakōlea Christmas Cookie Crew!

Dec. 9, 2011 — This afternon, master baker Tootie Glendon and assistant baker Joyceline Lee gathered kids from the Homestead at the Papakōlea Community Kitchen to bake Christmas cookies and other goodies!

Blaine Fergerstrom of Hawaiian Home Lands was there to help capture the moment. Please enjoy these photos from today’s festivities. Yum!

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