KULA NO NA PO`E HAWAII RECEIVES CBED GRANT FUNDING FROM THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 10, 2011

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Kula no na Po`e Hawaii(KNNPH) has received $39,950 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs 2011 Community Based Economic Development (CBED) Program.  This funding will be used to implement a job-training program for youth working in the Hawaiian Homestead community of Papakolea. This program teaches Native Hawaiian youth basic lifestyle and business skills for operation of Homestead Yard Service (HYS).  HYS is providing yard service to community residents.

As part of this job-training program, participating youth will give back to the greater community by initiating planting of vegetables in the Community Garden located at Stevenson Middle School.   It is anticipated that produce will be available to residents of Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine with a focus on community kupuna.  KNNPH will be hosting Garden Cleanup Days and anyone interested in participating is encouraged to attend.  Please contact Orson Enos at 520-8998 for more information.

Kula no na Po`e Hawai’i is a community  based non-profit that provides education and health-related programs to the families of Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine.

About OHA

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is a unique, independent state agency established through the Hawai’i State Constitution and statutes to advocate for the betterment of conditions of all Native Hawaiians, with a Board of Trustees elected by the voters of Hawai’i.  OHA is guided by a vision and mission to ensure the perpetuation of the culture, protect the entitlements of Native Hawaiians, and build a strong and health Hawaiian people and nation.  For more information, visit www.oha.org.

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Contact:  Adrienne Dillard

Executive Director

Kula no na Po`e Hawaii

2150 Tantalus Drive

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-520-8998 (Office)

Email: kula@papakolea.org