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‘Āina Corps Program Relaunches with 130 Open Jobs
November 16, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story:
John Leong, Cohort III
Kawika Riley, Cohort III

Projects mentioned in this story: Kupu 'Āina Corps

From the Governor's Office News Release:

Applications are opening tomorrow for 130 new positions designed to help both the environment and the economy as part of the Hawaiʻi response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Governor David Ige and the Hawaiʻi State Legislature approved the use of $5 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to support a new Green Job Youth Corps. DLNR is the administering agency and has partnered with Kupu, Hawai‘i’s conservation and youth education nonprofit, to provide funding that will expand the existing Kupu ‘Āina Corps program.

This program will give those in sustainability jobs, who have been economically disadvantaged by the pandemic, opportunities and resources to support their recovery. As the program manager, Kupu is now accepting applications for both full-time and part-time job applicants and for sustainability organizations interested in serving as host sites for Kupu ʻĀina Corps members.

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