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Overcoming Hardship

For children who come from broken homes, or suffer from disabilities, poverty or other hardships, getting a good education can seem like an impossible dream. But here are some who made it. Senior Writer Beverly Creamer looks at the difference a few programs and a few people have made in the lives of young adults and what it takes to succeed when the odds are stacked against you.

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  1. Overcoming Hardship

    Beverly Creamer

    May, 2015
  2. Accountant Charged With Same Crimes He Once Investigated

    Catherine Toth Fox

    May, 2015
  3. Mr. Pro Bono

    Jackie M. Young

    May, 2015
  4. Learn How to Lead

    Dennis Hollier

    May, 2015
  5. Nighthawks

    Don Wallace with Photography by PF Bentley

    May, 2015
  6. Parting Shot: Eyeing the needle

    Hawaii Business

    April, 2015
  7. Private Chef Makes At-Home Meals Special

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    April, 2015
  8. Eye-Candy Interiors

    Catherine Toth Fox

    April, 2015
  9. You’re Wearing That to Work?

    Paula Rath with Photography by Aaron Yoshino

    April, 2015
  10. Talk Story: Richard Wacker

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2015
  11. Love Your Curves

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    April, 2015
  12. Secrets of Healthy Workplaces

    Ilima Loomis

    April, 2015
  13. What Makes a Best Place to Work?

    Steve Petranik

    April, 2015
  14. Talk Story with Paul Yokota

    Gina Gelber

    March, 2015
  15. 20 for the Next 20 2015

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2015
  16. Making Models (and you) Look Great

    Paula Rath

    March, 2015
  17. Talk Story with Shari Chang

    Gina Gelber

    February, 2015
  18. The Growing Crisis of Student Debt

    Pavel Stankov

    February, 2015
  19. Boomers Changed the World. Now, It’s Millennials’ Turn

    Lavonne Leong

    February, 2015
  20. How to Use LinkedIn to Land a Great Job

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    February, 2015
  21. Parting Shot: A Beautiful Job

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2015
  22. Dealing with Resistance to Change

    Robbie Alm

    January, 2015
  23. Sharing Wine’s Diverse Delights

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2015
  24. Mixing Love and Business

    Jean Santos, Co-owner of Business Consulting Resources

    January, 2015
  25. 5 Steps to Position Yourself for Promotion

    HB - Author

    January, 2015
  26. Got Life Experience? Maybe It’s Worth College Credits

    Paula Bender

    December, 2014
  27. Your Voice Says One Thing, But Your Body May Say Something Completely Different

    Catherine E. Toth

    December, 2014
  28. 5 Steps to Getting a Sponsor

    R. Scott Simon

    December, 2014
  29. 3D Innovator

    Catherine E. Toth

    November, 2014
  30. His Business is Ruff

    Ilima Loomis

    November, 2014
  31. Brewed and Bottled in Hawaii

    Tiffany Hill

    November, 2014
  32. 5 Steps to Networking Karma

    HB - Author

    November, 2014
  33. Defense against Disease

    Paula Rath

    November, 2014
  34. She Shares Her Love of Ballet

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  35. Stunts? “Sounds like fun!”

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  36. Too Old for Coaching? Think Again

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  37. How to Ask for a Raise

    Mark Brislin

    October, 2014
  38. Changing the World Has a New Birthplace

    Jackie M. Young

    October, 2014
  39. More than just a Bartender

    Catherine E. Toth

    September, 2014
  40. Retiring and Starting Over at the Same Time

    Victoria Wiseman

    September, 2014
  41. How to Earn a Promotion

    Mark Brislin

    September, 2014
  42. Parting Shot: Pumping Gas

    Hawaii Business magazine

    August, 2014
  43. My Job: Weather Anchor

    Catherine E. Toth

    August, 2014
  44. Job-Hunting Advice for Young People

    Alden Alayvilla

    August, 2014
  45. 5 Steps to Networking

    By Pam Chambers, Founder of Pam Chambers Consulting

    July, 2014
  46. Nainoa Thompson and Harry Kim on What it Takes to be a Successful Leader

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2014
  47. China is the Land of Opportunity

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2014
  48. Parting Shot: Bending Light

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2014
  49. Not Your Parents’ College Degrees

    Tiffany Hill

    April, 2014
  50. Parting Shot: Surf Photographer Zak Noyle

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2014
  51. Wild Days of Tree Trimming are Dying

    Catherine E. Toth

    February, 2014
  52. Talk Story with Ben Godsey, President of ProService Hawaii

    Stacy Yuen

    January, 2014
  53. 5 Steps to Becoming the Master of Your Time

    Nina Cherry

    December, 2013
  54. Talk Story with Paul Kosasa of ABC Stores

    Stacy Yuen

    December, 2013
  55. Talk Story with Tyler Tokioka, Island Insurance

    Dennis Hollier

    November, 2013
  56. Parting Shot: Passion for Perfection

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2013
  57. Talk Story with Mary Sellers of Bank of Hawaii

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  58. Which Ethnic Group Makes the Most Money?

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  59. Inside Hawaii’s Wage Gap Between Men and Women

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  60. How Fashion Happens in Hawaii

    Paula Rath

    October, 2013
  61. Winners and Losers in Hawaii’s Job Market

    Ashley Shaffer

    September, 2013
  62. Talk Story with P. Alfred Grace of Polynesian Cultural Center

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2013
  63. Talk Story with Alicia Moy of Hawaii Gas

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2013
  64. Are CEOs Worth the Big Bucks?

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2013
  65. Hunting for Purple Squirrels: Why Your Fantasy Job Applicant Doesn’t Exist

    Paula Bender

    August, 2013
  66. Talk Story with Matt Cox, CEO of Matson

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2013
  67. The Best Advice I Ever Got

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2013
  68. Editor’s Note: Feeling Pride and Pain for Children Away from Home

    Steve Petranik

    June, 2013
  69. Returning Home to Hawaii After Years Abroad

    Lavonne Leong

    June, 2013
  70. Training Pilots for Hawaii’s Future

    Travis Wong

    June, 2013
  71. Parting Shot: Saving Lives on the Neighbor Islands

    Stacy Yuen

    April, 2013
  72. Editor’s Note: Making Your Own Best Place to Work

    Steve Petranik

    April, 2013
  73. Top Employee Perks in Hawaii, Illustrated

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2013
  74. What makes a Best Place to Work?

    Stacy Yuen

    April, 2013
  75. 5 Steps to a successful media interview

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2013
  76. Parting Shot: Whole Ox Deli

    HB - Author

    December, 2012
  77. Professional Addicts

    Matthew Kain

    December, 2012
  78. Dozens of online job boards give job seekers and recruiters plenty of options

    Stacy Yuen

    November, 2012
  79. Parting Shot: HECO

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2012
  80. Talk Story with Kimberly Miyazawa Frank

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2012
  81. 14 percent: Why are women under represented in the C-suites of corporate America?

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2012
  82. 5 Steps to a successful business meeting

    Marcie Kagawa

    July, 2012
  83. Talk Story with Kathryn Raethel of Castle Medical Center

    Stacy Yuen

    May, 2012
  84. Career Change

    Stacy Yuen

    May, 2012
  85. Editor’s Note: How thick is your bubble?

    Steve Petranik

    April, 2012
  86. Ask SmallBiz: Recruiting

    JUDY BISHOP, OWNER OF BISHOP AND CO.

    January, 2012
  87. Talk Story with Neil “Dutch” Kuyper of Parker Ranch

    Dennis Hollier

    December, 2011
  88. Ask SmallBiz: Selling a Business

    KEN GILBERT, PRESIDENT, BCR, INC.

    November, 2011
  89. 4 Successful Women’s Roads to the Top

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2011
  90. Aloha Tower Clock Maintenance

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2011
  91. Developmentally Disabled Can and Want to Work

    Jolyn Okimoto

    September, 2011
  92. Talk Story with Percy Higashi, Roberts Hawaii

    Beverly Creamer

    August, 2011
  93. Don Horner: First Hawaiian Bank CEO, Board of Education Chairman, Single Father

    Shara Enay

    August, 2011
  94. Ex Cons Make Great Employees

    Janel Lubanski

    July, 2011
  95. Launching a Business

    Dennis Hollier

    May, 2011
  96. Parting Shot: Office Views

    Hawaii Business magazine

    May, 2011
  97. Social Media Can Wreck Your Career

    Shara Enay

    May, 2011
  98. Hopes and Dreams– Extended Version

    Steve Petranik

    May, 2011
  99. Hopes & Dreams

    Steve Petranik

    May, 2011
  100. The Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20

    Beverly Creamer

    March, 2011
  101. Internships are Win-win

    Mark Brislin

    July, 2010
  102. A day in the life of a Best Place to Work

    Jason Ubay

    April, 2010
  103. The Business of Love

    Shara Enay

    February, 2010
  104. Parting Shot: Your Next Mechanic

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2010
  105. Island-Style Dress for Success

    Shara Enay

    July, 2009
  106. Does the Glass Ceiling for Professional Women Still Exist?

    Dr. Virginia S. Hinshaw, Michelle Shin

    July, 2009
  107. Building a New Girls’ Network

    Shara Enay

    July, 2009
  108. Negotiate Your Way to a Better Job (and a better life)

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2009
  109. The Board Shorts Executive

    Mike Markrich

    January, 2008
  110. Honest Harry

    David K. Choo

    November, 2007
  111. Talk Story with Mitch D’Olier

    Cathy S. Cruz-George

    November, 2007
  112. Parting Shot – Downtime

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2007
  113. Talk Story with John Komeij

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2007
  114. Talk Story with Brian Uy

    Jacy L. Youn

    July, 2007
  115. Landing the Job

    Kyle Galdeira

    April, 2007
  116. Stepping Up — without Stepping On Toes

    Jacy L. Youn

    December, 2006
  117. Five executives. Five passionate pastimes

    David K. Choo

    December, 2006
  118. Words of Wisdom

    HB - Author

    November, 2006
  119. Parting Shot:

    HB - Author

    July, 2006
  120. Dog Inc.

    David K. Choo

    June, 2006
  121. Parting Shot: Waikiki

    HB - Author

    March, 2006
  122. Parting Shot

    HB - Author

    January, 2006
  123. Local Life Lessons

    David K. Choo

    January, 2006
  124. Public People, Private Passions

    DAVID K. CHOO, PHOTOS BY RAE HUO

    December, 2005
  125. Local Style For Lo–lo–s

    David K. Choo

    September, 2004
  126. The Lowdown On Layoffs

    Ronna Bolante

    May, 2003
  127. John Kelley

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  128. Teddi Anderson

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  129. Bill Brooks

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  130. Ellen Godbey Carson

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  131. Public People, Private Passions

    HB - Author

    December, 2002
  132. Alan Cambra

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  133. Matt Gilbertson

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  134. Faa Tialino

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  135. Donna Smith

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  136. Labor of Love

    Linda Dela Cruz

    October, 2002
  137. Not Enough Caring

    Linda Dela Cruz

    October, 2002
  138. Nest Egg

    Ronna Bolante

    October, 2002
  139. Ready, Aim, Hire!

    Cathy S. Cruz

    October, 2002
  140. Equal Opportunities

    Cathy S. Cruz

    July, 2002
  141. Hawaii’s Top Law Firms

    Jacy L. Youn

    June, 2002
  142. Fiscally Fit

    Ronna Bolante

    April, 2002
  143. Workplace Stress

    Cathy S. Cruz

    April, 2002
  144. Private Passion

    David K. Choo

    December, 2001
  145. Flights of Mercy

    Jacy L. Youn

    July, 2001
  146. What Makes Joe Run

    Derek Paiva

    June, 2000