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Kupu 'Āina Corps Wraps up Workforce Development Program
February 11, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: John Leong, Cohort III
Projects mentioned in this story: Kupu ʻĀina Corps

From West Hawai‘i Today:

Kupu, Hawai‘i’s leading conservation and youth education nonprofit, announced this week the program results and impacts of the Kupu 'Āina Corps workforce development program, created in 2020 to address the drastic effects of COVID-19 on the local economy.

Using an economic impact assessment developed by Columbia University, Kupu estimated that the work done by its participants during this time period produced over $6.5 million in economic benefit for Hawai‘i — more than twice the estimated cost of the program.

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