Kahua Waiwai, Opio Edition Building a Foundation of Wealth
Hawaiian Community Assets <ul><li>Nonprofit Founded by Hawaiians in 2000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Originated on the Island of...
2 Primary Programs Areas Hawaiian Community Assets Financial Literacy  Services Hawaiian Community Lending Homebuyer Educa...
Why Kahua Waiwai? <ul><li>Calls from community </li></ul><ul><li>Alarming Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 reason for d...
Partners <ul><li>Administration for Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>State Department of Human Services </li></ul><ul><l...
Developed for & by Community <ul><li>4  focus groups with  35  participants statewide </li></ul><ul><li>20  surveys from H...
YouthVision Hawaii <ul><li>Youth-led project </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrat...
 
Kahua Waiwai NOW <ul><li>Promotes wise financial decision making &  </li></ul><ul><li>strong local economy </li></ul><ul><...
Results <ul><li>Over  434  Hawaii teenagers served </li></ul><ul><li>15  youth graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Free  statewide...
Collaborative Members <ul><li>Public & Charter Schools – Connections, Kanu O Ka Aina, Hilo High School </li></ul><ul><li>F...
Approach Train-the- Trainer Sessions Family Collaborative Partner Workshops Media Community Partnerships HCA Workshops You...
Approach <ul><li>HCA Workshops:  HCA works with community to provide youth financial education workshops at no-cost to par...
Where do you fit? How do we partner? What’s our next step?
Contact Information <ul><li>Jeff Gilbreath </li></ul><ul><li>HCA Program Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>587-7653 </li></ul>...
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Youth and family financial education program; curriculum developed in partnership with low- and moderate-income communities in Hawaii; Statewide Youth Financial Education Initiative; 36 community-based partners

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Kahua Waiwai Overview

  1. 1. Kahua Waiwai, Opio Edition Building a Foundation of Wealth
  2. 2. Hawaiian Community Assets <ul><li>Nonprofit Founded by Hawaiians in 2000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Originated on the Island of Maui </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today, Statewide Offices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 Board of Directors, 12 full-time staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide Representation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To build capacity of low and moderate income communities to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency with a particular focus on Native Hawaiians. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2 Primary Programs Areas Hawaiian Community Assets Financial Literacy Services Hawaiian Community Lending Homebuyer Education One-on-One Counseling (Foreclosure Prevention) Youth Financial Education Loan Origination As a Broker Loan Packaging Down Payment Assistance Programs
  4. 4. Why Kahua Waiwai? <ul><li>Calls from community </li></ul><ul><li>Alarming Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 reason for divorce = financial stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest savings rate in US history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>96% increase in BK for youth ages 18-26 over last 10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More students drop out of college due to financial reasons than academic failure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic Realities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Partners <ul><li>Administration for Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>State Department of Human Services </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Hawaiian Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>OWEESTA </li></ul><ul><li>Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement </li></ul><ul><li>YouthVision </li></ul>
  6. 6. Developed for & by Community <ul><li>4 focus groups with 35 participants statewide </li></ul><ul><li>20 surveys from Home Buyer Education workshop attendees and community organizations </li></ul><ul><li>5 workshops with 74 youth </li></ul><ul><li>7 teenagers from YouthVision </li></ul>
  7. 7. YouthVision Hawaii <ul><li>Youth-led project </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrations </li></ul>
  8. 9. Kahua Waiwai NOW <ul><li>Promotes wise financial decision making & </li></ul><ul><li>strong local economy </li></ul><ul><li>Compares Traditional & Modern Hawaii </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation over consumption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community well-being over personal wealth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lays foundation for future successes </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses alarming statistics & stories </li></ul><ul><li>Jump$tart & Hawaii DOE standards met </li></ul>
  9. 10. Results <ul><li>Over 434 Hawaii teenagers served </li></ul><ul><li>15 youth graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Free statewide workshops provided by HCA and 20 partner organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Trained 72 trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide collaborative of 36 community-based, financial, and educational organizations </li></ul>
  10. 11. Collaborative Members <ul><li>Public & Charter Schools – Connections, Kanu O Ka Aina, Hilo High School </li></ul><ul><li>Family Services – Kokua Kalihi Valley, Susannah Wesley, Palama Settlement </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership – Ma`o Farms, KEY Project, Kula No Na Poe Hawaii, Maku`u Farmers Corp </li></ul><ul><li>Career – Waianae Comp Health Center </li></ul><ul><li>Special Needs – Hoomana Inc </li></ul><ul><li>Govt – Honolulu County Family Self-Sufficiency Program </li></ul>
  11. 12. Approach Train-the- Trainer Sessions Family Collaborative Partner Workshops Media Community Partnerships HCA Workshops Youth Financial Education
  12. 13. Approach <ul><li>HCA Workshops: HCA works with community to provide youth financial education workshops at no-cost to participants </li></ul><ul><li>Train-the-Trainer Sessions: HCA trains collaborative partner organizations on how to implement and deliver a youth financial education program using Kahua Waiwai </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Nonthreatening education on family finance </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Partners Workshops: Free workshops held in communities statewide </li></ul><ul><li>Media: HCA develops press releases, PSAs, and more to promote youth financial education efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Community Partnerships: Businesses, credit unions, DOE PCNC </li></ul>
  13. 14. Where do you fit? How do we partner? What’s our next step?
  14. 15. Contact Information <ul><li>Jeff Gilbreath </li></ul><ul><li>HCA Program Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>587-7653 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.hawaiiancommunity.net </li></ul>

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