Meet Our Community Champions

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The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.


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Our family-centered, full-service nonprofit has been at work in the community since 1899, and is dedicated to “Strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children”. Through nearly 50 programs statewide, CFS works with those most in need – meeting them where they are, connecting them with the resources they need, and helping them envision and plan a future in which they can thrive.


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EPIC works to strengthen `ohana and enhance the welfare of children and youth through transformative processes that are respectful, collaborative and solution-oriented.  Effective Planning and Innovative Communication (EPIC), Inc. is a neutral, non-profit 501 (c) 3 Hawaii corporation devoted to family conferencing, facilitation, training and program development.  We are not part of CPS or DHS/CWS.


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Family Hui Hawaii's mission is to support, encourage, & empower families to meet the challenges of raising children by providing a safe and nurturing environment for them to grow, thrive, and learn from each other.


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Family Programs Hawaii is a unique non-profit agency remaining true to its origins of providing quality care to the children of Hawaii. Our goal is that every child in Hawaii has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential – especially children who are in or may become involved in foster care.


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Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice part of the Appleseed Network, a nonprofit network of 17 public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico.  Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) law firm created to advocate on behalf of low-income individuals and families in Hawai‘i on civil legal issues of statewide importance and to complement the assistance provided by existing legal services providers in the state.


HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

 Advocating for Hawaii's keiki and their ohana.


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The Hawai‘i Construction Alliance is comprised of the Hawai‘i Regional Council of Carpenters; the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons‘ Union, Local 630; International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Local 1; the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 368; and the Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 3.  Together, the member unions of the Hawai‘i Construction Alliance represent 15,000 working men and women in the basic crafts of Hawai‘i’s construction industry.


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HIPHI is a hub for health, bringing community-based organizations, government, academia, foundations and business together to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawai‘i.

Building healthier communities requires collaboration on a variety of issues that impact health, including transportation, education, access to healthy food, and economic opportunities. And collaboration is what we do best.


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The Hawaii Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a professional, non-profit organization of speech-language pathologists and audiologists that is nationally recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  We are approved by ASHA's Continuing Education Board to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. Register for CEUs at each event.


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The mission of the Hawaii State Teachers Association is to:

  • Support and enhance the professional roles of teachers;
  • Advocate teachers’ interests;
  • Collaborate with all segments of the community to assure quality public education for Hawaii’s youth; and
  • Promote human and civil rights to support and nurture diversity in our multifaceted community.

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Hawaii Youth Services Network (HYSN), is a statewide coalition of youth-serving organizations and a Pacific Islands Training and Technical Assistance Center.

HYSN provides organizational capacity building via training and technical assistance to youth serving agencies in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. We help youth organizations build partnerships and collaborations that bring millions of dollars in federal funding to Hawaii. HYSN does needs assessment, planning and public policy development to ensure that youth and their families have the resources to help them grow and thrive.


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Imua Family Services’ mission is to, “Empower children and their families to reach their full potential.” Our programs and staff assist children and their families overcome developmental learning challenges in their most critical formative years using play-based instruction designed to help them move forward.


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Since 1994, INPEACE has been working to educate and empower Native Hawaiian communities. INPEACE has emerged as a local and international leader in early childhood education, workforce development, and cultural land stewardship.


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The Learning Coalition (TLC) is a Honolulu-based, non-partisan, not-for-profit, private operating foundation dedicated to excellence in Hawaii’s public schools. We believe that achieving excellence in our public education system is a matter of shared responsibility and differentiated accountability. That is, everyone has a unique and critical role to play.


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The mission of Parents And Children Together is to promote and support healthy individuals, families and communities by creating opportunities for them to identify and address their own strengths needs and concerns and successfully realize their potential.


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PATCH is Hawaii's only statewide child care resource and referral agency.  Our mission is to support and improve the quality and availability of care for the young people of Hawaii.

  • PATCH provides families with information and resources needed when looking for quality care for their children.
  • PATCH supports the professional development of care givers through training to improve the quality of care they are providing and to better understand the needs of the market.
  • PATCH provides data and services to the community to maximize the quality of the care giving experience and to increase the number and quality of caregivers.

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 PHOCUSED Advocates for the essential services that allow people to live with safety, dignity, and independence.


 

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Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii (PPVNH) is an independent, non profit, nonpartisan organization educating residents and policy-makers about reproductive health issues in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington. PPVNH lobbies and educates to advance Planned Parenthood's mission and also engages in limited electoral activities.


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Seagull Schools has been proudly serving Hawai'i as a private, non-profit corporation since 1971.  Since then, Seagull Schools has thrived on growth and response to community needs for early education. Today, Seagull Schools has an enrollment of over 900 children at centers located in Kailua, Kapolei, Ko Olina, Ocean Pointe, and Downtown Honolulu on the island of Oahu and at the Mauna Lani Resort on the island of Hawaii.


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We work with our families so our keiki can become accomplished and loving people through preschool and early intervention programs.

 

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