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  • Impact Projects
    Digital Literacy

    Digital Literacy is using virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) to diversify Hawaiʻi's economy and strengthen its workforce. By helping local companies and students learn, develop, and create VR/AR software and applications, Hawaiʻi will remain on the cutting edge of innovation, technology companies can thrive, and graduating students will have more viable local career options.

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  • COVID-19 Responses
    Early Childhood Action Strategy
    hawaiiactionstrategy.org

    The COVID-19 crisis is having a direct impact on families with young children and organizations and agencies that support them. Teams and partners within the Early Childhood Action Strategy (ECAS) network have shifted priorities to focus on four areas during the next few months: 1) Family Violence Prevention, 2) Prenatal Access, 3) Child Care Support, and 4) Weekly Resource Updates. Teams have designed strategies and are raising funds to support these efforts. 

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  • COVID-19 Responses
    Ekklesia Capital
    www.ekklesiacapital.com/mastermind

    As a result of the economic shutdown, the Federal Government has provided small business owners economic relief through programs like the Payment Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. However, the existential question looms: "How do I stabilize my company to prevent collapse when these relief programs are depleted?" David Oyadomari of newly formed Ekklesia Capital is offering a 4-week Zoom-delivered program to provide Hawaiʻi's small business owners the technical tools and social support system to stabilize their business during the COVID-19 crisis and develop a foundation for recovery and resilience. During this pilot, David is building the ability to scale this program to over half of Hawaiʻi's small business market. For more information, visit www.ekklesiacapital.com/mastermind or email info@ekklesiacapital.com.

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  • Impact Projects
    Energy Efficiency

    This initiative implements energy efficiency measures to enable underserved communities to lower their energy costs, and thereby pay for critical needs to improve their quality of life.

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  • COVID-19 Responses
    Ensuring a Green Economic Recovery

    As the dialogue shifts from pandemic response and containment to economic recovery in Hawai‘i, this initiative is working to ensure that the conservation sector is positioned as a key way to diversify our economy and put people back to work. They are working with thought leaders to develop a unified plan from the conservation sector, aggregating a high-level overview of job creation potential (in "shovel-ready" green initiatives), funding needs, and projected return on investment. The intention is that this will put the conservation sector into the conversation and decision-making around federal stimulus. They are also coordinating with the agriculture/local food sector and the clean energy sector to identify synergies, reduce redundancy, and ensure the sustainability sector is broadly coordinated and ready to accelerate our economic and cultural recovery from the pandemic. For more information, contact jkittinger@conservation.org.

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  • COVID-19 Responses
    Every1ne Hawaiʻi
    www.every1nehawaii.com

    Every1ne Hawaiʻi (E1), a grassroots collaborative formed by nine friends, pivoted from its initial focus on civic engagement to join Hawaiʻi's rapid response efforts for COVID-19 by procuring 2 million nonmedical for statewide distribution to the public at no cost. E1 has also supported the Dept. of Health in leveraging mobile app technology to support contact tracing efforts, and is in the sensing phase to discover where our rapid prototyping skills may be useful to bringing internet to families without access needed for telehealth and distance learning. Every1ne Hawaiʻi is deeply grateful for all the hearts and hands that have made this possible. They are the collective reminder that aloha is essential. Follow them on Facebook or @every1ne_hawaii on Instagram.

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