Kapolei – The Department of Community Services will host a workshop on Tuesday, October 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kapolei Hale (1000 Ulu‘ohi‘a Street, Conference Room A, Kapolei, Hawaii) to assist non-profit organizations with applying for grants offered by the City and County of Honolulu.

This workshop will provide an overview of city grants available to non-profit organizations as well as explain the Grants in Aid (GIA) fund, in detail, highlighting key dates and items. Participants will be provided with a forum to ask questions and provide input on the GIA process. General grant writing tips will also be shared.

GIA are used by nonprofits who serve economically and socially disadvantaged populations or provide services for public benefit in the areas of arts, culture, economic development, or the environment. Two GIA workshops were recently held at the Mission Memorial Building Hearings Room.

Space is limited and street parking will be available. Those interested in attending are requested to RSVP at 768-7761.

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18 August 2014

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Department of Transportation

News Release

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2014


Registration Required, Seating Limited

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is partnering with the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) to conduct two “Women in Airport Fire Service” workshops on Saturday, July 12, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Airports Division Offices at the Honolulu International Airport, located at 400 Rodgers Boulevard on the 7th Floor of the Inter-Island Terminal Parking Structure (center entrance door). Each session is free and is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. Parking validation will be provided.

The workshop is part of a recruitment initiative designed to increase awareness of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) careers for women. Topics will include how to prepare and submit an online application, ARFF career opportunities, and the firehouse culture from a woman’s perspective. Women are encouraged to learn more about a career with ARFF by registering for one of the sessions.

To register, e-mail, including your first and last name, your preference for the morning or afternoon session and the subject: “Women in Airport Fire Service” before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014. Registration is free. Seating is limited to 90 women per session and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to ensure a seat is available. Only registered, confirmed individuals will be allowed to attend the workshop and will be checked in at the entrance based on the email registrations received. No walk-ins will be admitted.

Individuals interested in receiving electronic notification on future State of Hawaii Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting openings may complete an electronic JOB INTEREST from DHRD. Visit, click on “REQUEST JOB NOTIFICATION BY CATEGORY,” select “Airport” and “Fire/EMS” check boxes and submit the Job Interest Card Information request.


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Join Mālama Learning Center for their April Without Walls Workshop:

Nature Photography
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
7 a.m. – Noon
Location: Palikea Trail, Makakilo, HI

*Will park in the Makakilo neighborhood and carpool to trailhead

Cost: $15 per person or $40 for families of up to 3 people

What to Bring/Wear: Shoes w/good traction, long pants, water bottle, sunscreen, jacket, and a camera (phone, digital, etc.)

Hawai’i is the mecca for all things nature related with our unique array of ecosystems and native species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Photographs are an ideal way of documenting and capturing the beauty surrounding us. Ever wanted to learn how to create your own artistic photographs of Hawai’i’s distinct landscapes?

Artist and hiking enthusiast, Nate Yuen ( will lead participants in an interactive hike on the Palikea trail that will combine your love for nature and photography. He will teach us how to creatively frame and direct our cameras in order to produce electrifying photos of native plants and wildlife.

Access to this trail is limited to special groups and considered “moderate” with uphill and downhill elevation changes and steep drop-offs in certain areas, but they will be going slowly to see plants and take photos. This workshop will be of interest to those who love to learn and play outdoors! *Age Restriction: 14 & up

Registration is required for this workshop and they encourage families to attend together. To register, please visit If you have any questions, please contact Malama Learning Center by email at or call (808) 220-4166.