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Kupu Workforce Development Program Results in More Than 350 'Green Collar' Hires
February 11, 2021

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

From Pacific Business News:

Local conservation and youth education nonprofit, Kupu, hired more than 350 program participants as part of its Kupu Aina Corps workforce development program, officials with the nonprofit announced Wednesday.

The program was created last year in response to the pandemic's negative effects on Hawaii’s local economy, and officials estimate that the work done by its participants from September to December of 2020 produced over $6.5 million in economic benefit for the Islands – more than twice the estimated cost of the program.

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