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Photos: Courtesy Cookspace
November, 2014

Starving for New Experiences?

When conjuring up interesting pau hana activities, cooking may not come to mind first. But CookSpace proves you can burn off steam (literally and figuratively) and have fun, whether you’re a novice cook, a top chef wannabe or just enjoy pairing food and drink. CookSpace is an interactive cooking studio with live culinary activities ranging Read the full article…

Nancy Youngren says a woman she helped as part of a Hawaii Literacy program was able to both land a job and to become informed on public issues so she could vote in an election. 
Photo: Courtesy Nancy Youngren
November, 2014

If You Can Read This, You Can Help

Attorney Nancy Youngren was looking for a volunteer opportunity that would really make a difference in an individual’s life when an ad for Hawaii Literacy caught her eye. She looked no further. Starting in early 2011, for almost three years, Youngren volunteered with the same person once a week until the woman happily broke the Read the full article…

Photo by David Croxford
November, 2014

Talk Story with Jerry Rauckhorst

CEO, Catholic Charities Hawaii Rauckhorst heads the private, 67-year-old social service agency, which has 300 employees and provides a variety of services to 40,000 people a year. About 80 percent of its $25-million annual budget comes from government grants. There are so many needs in the community. Which ones are you focused on? Catholic Charities Read the full article…

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Remington Scott usually works from home nowadays, sometimes next to the pool at his Hawaii Kai home. 
Photo: David Croxford
November, 2014

3D Innovator

Hawaii Kai’s Remington Scott is a global pioneer in making video-game and movie creations come to life Remington Scott understands the unpredictably of life. Growing up in New York in the pre-Internet era, Scott thought he was going to be an artistic painter. Living in Hawaii wasn’t even a consideration. Today, the 45-year-old has been Read the full article…

Pro bono projects that Architects Hawaii has worked on includes, left, the Blood Bank of Hawaii’s Young Street donor center, the Hawaii Nature Center’s Rain Pavilion in Makiki,  and the Salvation Army’s Family Treatment Center in Manoa.
Photos:  Courtesy Architects Hawaii
November, 2014

Pro Bono Architects Help Nonprofits Thrive

Palama Settlement has served low-income and immigrant families in Kalihi and Palama for more than a century, but the facilities have deteriorated over the years and some can no longer be used. “We’re land rich but asset poor,” says Wendy Abe, the nonprofit’s CEO. “Anyone can tell immediately that our buildings are very, very old. Read the full article…

Photo: David Croxford
November, 2014

Talk Story with Cindy Adams

President and CEO, Aloha United Way Adams joined AUW in September from the tech world, including stints in the Bay Area, New York, Boston and New Jersey. Most recently, she was a VP at CBI Polymers, a Hawaii company she helped move to Dallas. She was also the founding director of the Hawaii Meth Project. Read the full article…