Meet Our Community Champions

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AlohaCare is a local, non-profit health plan. We were founded in 1994 by Hawaii’s Community Health Centers. AlohaCare is the third-largest health plan in Hawaii. 


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The Chapter is a voluntary organization of over 200 members in private, group, military and academic practice as well as pediatricians in training and other non-pediatric physicians interested in Child Health issues.


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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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The Blueprint for Change staff and governing body is comprised of individuals who have unparalleled knowledge of family safety and service delivery, specifically with regards to the unique challenges that exist in Hawai'i.


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The Center is a unit within the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at the University of Hawai‘i. We work closely with colleagues across disciplinary fields at our own and other academic institutions. Our collaborators also include nonprofit and community organizations, governmental agencies, and private businesses.


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Easter Seals Hawaii provides exceptional, individualized, family-centered services to empower people with disabilities or special needs to achieve their goals and live independent, fulfilling lives.


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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.  


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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.


FAMILY SUPPORT HAWAII

Family Support Hawai’i was founded in 1979 by members of the community who were concerned about the life-long consequences of child abuse and neglect. They began providing prevention and early intervention services through Kapi’olani Women’s and Children’s Center until 1985, when  FSH incorporated and became an independent, community based, not for profit organization.


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The Hawaii Afterschool Alliance is a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to supporting and advancing sustainable, quality afterschool and summer learning programs that result in improved academic, social, emotional, and physical outcomes for children and families in Hawaii. 


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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.


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HAPA’s mission is to catalyze community empowerment and systemic change towards valuing ʻāina (environment) and people ahead of corporate profit.  HAPA advances the work of progressive movements across the islands by sharing resources, creating effective and consistent communication and advocacy, organizing, educating and framing local efforts so we can see their global connections, their root causes, and our linked struggles.


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.


Hawai`i Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn

Hawai‘i Keiki is a partnership between UH Mānoa Nursing and the Hawai‘i Department of Education and sits at the intersection of education and health to support the DOE to achieve student, school, and system success. 


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HawaiiKidsCAN is the Hawaii affiliate of 50CAN, a locally led, nationally supported education advocacy organization. 


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Hawaii Maternal and Infant Health Collaborative (HMIHC), founded in 2013, is a public private partnership committed to Improving Birth Outcomes and Reducing Infant Mortality. The Collaborative was developed in partnership with the Executive Office of Early Learning’s Action Strategy with help from the Department of Health and National Governor’s Association. The Action Strategy provides Hawaii with a roadmap for an integrated and comprehensive early childhood system, spanning preconception to the transition to Kindergarten.


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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 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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Kamehameha Schools is a private charitable educational trust endowed by the will of Hawaiian princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop (1831-1884), the great-granddaughter and last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I.

During her lifetime, Princess Pauahi witnessed the rapid decline of the Hawaiian population. The princess knew that education would be key to the survival of her people, so in an enduring act of aloha, she left them a precious gift upon her passing — 375,000 acres of ancestral land. She instructed the trustees of her estate to use “the rest, residue and remainder of my estate” to educate her people.

Today, her endowment supports an educational system that serves thousands of Hawaiian learners.


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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 PPS Hawai`i is to engage parents, students and community members across the State in supporting enriched and quality public education through (1) effective communication between families, community, and schools, (2) greater awareness of educational policies and practices, (3) community involvement in education and decision making that promotes school support, improvement, and student achievement, and (4) accurate media representation of public education.


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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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The mission of The Sex Abuse Treatment Center is to support the emotional healing process of those sexually assaulted in Hawaii, to increase community awareness about their needs and to reduce the incidence of all forms of sexual assault.


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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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