Grants Available for Non-Profits via The Hawaii People’s Fund

The Hawaii People’s Fund is accepting proposals for its spring 2011 grants competition.  Proposals from community groups for projects advancing progressive social change are welcome.  Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Hawaii People’s Fund for assistance prior to final submission.For more information, please visit:

OFIE Director Selected as AAC&U Institute Faculty

OFIE Director Bob Franco was selected for 2011 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success hosted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

KCC Receives NSF Grant for Native Hawaiian Engineering Students

KCC was awarded the “Pre-Engineering Education Collaboratives” grant by the National Science Foundation to fund the development of pre-engineering curriculum with partner campuses UH Manoa College of Engineering, UH Maui College, Honolulu CC, Windward CC and Leeward CC.

KCC Awarded HUD Grant for New Partnership with Kapahulu Center

Congratulations to Robert Franco and Carol Hoshiko for developing a successful proposal for the HUD Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities (AN/NHIAC) grant program.  KCC’s project, entitled “Kapahulu Learning and Outreach Center” will fund the renovation of the Kapahulu Center and the development of new programs to be held at their site.  This project will be managed by KCC faculty Robert Franco (OFIE Director), Carol Hoshiko (Continuing Education and Community Outreach), Melisa Orozco (Service Learning), and June Aono (retired, UH West Oahu, Accounting).

Social Sciences Department Chair Carl Hefner Awarded Second DEI Award

Carl Hefner (Department Chair, Social Science) reapplied as a previous recipient of the UH SEED Office Diversity and Equity Initiative Award to fund the fall 2010 International Festival and spring 2011 International Education Week.  The award funds may be used for honorarium for speakers and performers, student support for both events, and supplies.

History Professor Kelli Nakamura Awarded Humanities Publication Grant

Congratulations to Kelli Nakamura for being awarded the Hawaii Council for the Humanities Publication Assistance Award. This award will fund the publication of Kellie’s manuscript exploring various issues among the Japanese community in Hawaii.