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FEBRUARY 17, 2021
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Of Community
 H I H.O.P.E.S. cele- brates 10 years of life-changing legis- lation, financial literacy and living a legacy. The mission of the HI H.O.P.E.S. Youth Leadership Boards (ages 14- 26) on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui and Hawai‘i Island is to edu- cate, advocate and collaborate for improvements in the foster care system, improving access to education, employment, health care, housing, family relationships and financial
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By Delia Ulima, statewide initiative manager of EPIC ‘Ohana’s HI H.O.P.E.S.
tecting the rights of children in
foster care. He went on to earn company logo
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landmark that’s
 his master’s in social work and
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social worker.
Legislation is an integral76 Unfitting
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initiative. Former youth nicely
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leadership board members81 Some fort
take pride in knowing that components generations of foster youth84 Personal exam?
will reap the benefits of their 2/28/21 advocacy. In collaboration
with state Department of Hu-
man Services’ Child Welfare
Services and Family Court,
the youth board succeeded in
passing three life-changing
legislative bills.
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Keola was in and out of
HI H.O.P.E.S. met with Gov. David Ige and helped pass important legislation related to foster care. PHOTOS COURTESY HI H.O.P.E.S.
   foster care. He joined the HI H.O.P.E.S. Youth Leadership Board in Hilo in 2011 and served for six years. During that time, he advocated for several bills that became law and was a congressional intern in Washington, D.C. Keola wrote a white paper for pro-
HI H.O.P.E.S. offers finan- cial literacy training to fos- ter youth. Upon completion, participants open accounts at Bank of Hawai‘i, which are seeded with $140. Eligible for a$1for$1matchanduptoa
$3,000 lifetime match, in the past 10 years, more than 800 youth have participated and made asset purchases (vehi- cles, housing deposits, educa- tion and/or business startups) totaling over $1.2 million. Keola used matching funds to purchase a vehicle and pay for his education.
state contracts, private grants and supported by partners such as Bank of Hawai‘i. Match monies are provided by private local funders with major support from Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Founda- tion and Hawai‘i Community Foundation. To learn more or to donate, visit or call 285-5225.
                HI H.O.P.E.S. is funded by
Educating the mind, inspiring the heart.
Preparing Kaua`i’s youth to lead lives of significance.
We celebrate and congratulate
Island School graduate, Ki‘ilani Arruda on her being crowned Miss Teen USA!
Way to Go Ki‘ilani!
   Pre-Kindergaten to Grade 12
 Lili‘uokalani Trust is seeking leaders, dreamers, change-makers, and trailblazers... Join us in our mission to provide opportunities for Hawaiian children to realize their greatest potential
Social Worker / Direct Services Specialist – Lihue, HI
Provides professional casework, group work and community building services. Collaborates with teammates, other social service practitioners, and the community to facilitate and coordinate the LT and affiliates efforts to serve orphan and destitute Native Hawaiian children, youth, and ‘ohana. The social services provided by the SW/DSS are framed within a cultural and assets-based philosophy. Directly responsible for the successful implementation of targeted service
and treatment plan.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related social services degree. 2 yrs post-Master’s experience in casework/permanency planning. Min 1 yr community or macro level experience. Hawaii State Professional License, preferred. TB clearance. Other: Valid driver license, clean traffic abstract, and access to a privately owned automobile with valid no-fault insurance. First Aid and CPR/AED Certification, preferred.
Apply now at or inquire at EOE/M/F/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories

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