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How Community Organizing Can Advance Your Mission

Sep 6, 2011 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How Community Organizing Can Advance Your Mission
Personal Responsibility, Community Power, Political ChangeWhether you're building the capacity of a community, or working for political action, community organizing - a process by which people are brought together to act with common interest - is an effective tool to create impact and achieve goals. However community organizing can be difficult to accomplish. So, HANO, HACBED, Hawai'i People's Fund and the Swayne Family Foundation are partnering to bring you America Bracho, President and CEO of Latino Health Access in Orange County, California, who will present on the elements of community organizing that helped strengthen and advance her community's goals. Three panelists will add local context by sharing some examples of effective community organizing in Hawaii.This presentation will be useful for anyone who wants to learn more about how to start and maintain a successful community movement, regardless of their organization's mission or goals.Featured Presenter:America Bracho is President and CEO of Latino Health Access (LHA), an organization formed in 1993 around the conviction that access to health is a basic human right. A physician from Venezuela, Ms. Bracho founded LHA with the vision of promoting healthy living as well as disease prevention.  Her leadership style ensures that LHA programs generate from the community. Bracho has been a trainer, presenter and consultant for many government and private agencies throughout the U.S. See America's interview with Bill Moyers here "Inclusion and true community partnerships are cornerstones of our work." Event Details: When: Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.Registration: Although this presentation is free, pre-registration is required. Donations will be welcome at the event. Please reserve your seat(s) by September 2.

Hawai`i State Capitol Auditorium, Chamber Level,
415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

For more information: Call Hawai'i People's Fund at 593-9969.

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Ho`owaiwai Network-Hawai`i Island organized KONA Family Financial Empowerment Day

Posted on 04/08/2011 @ 10:46 AM

Tags: VITA, Financial Empowerment

On Friday, March 25, the County of Hawaii's Research & Development Office along with the Ho`owaiwai Network Hawai`i Island hosted a free financial help and information fair at the new Kona County Civic Center. Various community organizations provided: free tax preparation (VITA services); FAFSA student aid registration; foreclosure prevention counseling and modification help; tips on how to save money on energy, food and transportation; info on how to start a business and write a business plan; help with resume and job interview skills; financial help with credit report, managing a budget, and preventing ID theft; and info on starting a children's savings account; help applying for SNAP (food stamps).

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HACBED Hosts Two Family & Community Asset-Building Workshops

Posted on 04/08/2011 @ 10:42 AM

Tags: Workshops, Community Practice, Policy

On April 8, HACBED hosted the HILO Family & Community Asset-Building Workshop at the Aupuni Center. This was a free workshop, to teach participants the basics of what asset building is, the guiding principles and concepts within a Native Hawaiian context, and successful local and national strategies and models for community practice and policy. Workshop exercises included mapping resources and partnerships and identifying and designing an asset-building approach that supports Native Hawaiian families and communities. Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian-serving organizations were encouraged to attend.

HACBED will host a second workshop, KAUAI Family & Community Asset-Building Workshop, at the Lihue Neighborhood Center from 9am-3pm. For registration and more information, visit the HACBED website at or call 808.550.2661.

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Ho'owaiwai Network Quarterly Meeting

Posted on 03/30/2011 @ 08:44 PM

Tags: Workshops

Statewide Ho`owaiwai Network Meeting on April 28

The statewide Ho`owaiwai Network will hold its quarterly meeting on April 28 from 10am-1pm at Tokai University. More information and agenda will be sent to Network members prior to meeting date. To register, email or call 808.550.2661.

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