Kupu's monthly newsletter!

Aloha Kakou!

What an exciting newsletter we have below to share with you!  Kupu, its alumni, and its partners have all been in the news and spotlight recently.  In addition to a full page article on Kupu in the Pacific Business News, it is so great to see our alumni and partners doing awesome and getting recognition for it.  Studio Red, who produced Kupu's video on the upcoming Green Job Training Center even got a national award recently for the video!  Emma Yuen, 2012's Kupu Alumni of the Year was featured in Hawaiian Airlines Hana Hou magazine along with Kupu partner Jennifer Lawson of Waikoloa Dry Forest Iniatiative.  We are also excited to highlight Deanna Ramos, a Kupu alumni who is doing great things and even started her own foundation!  Wow!  We are always so proud of our alumni, the impact they are having, and their lives which are the proof of the importance and effectiveness of Kupu's programs.
Finally, Kupu is so grateful for its many supporters.  Whether through in-kind, monetary, time, or other forms of donations, we are so grateful for your critical support.  I'd like to take a moment to thank all our supporters as your gifts truly make a difference with on average of about 90% of revenue going directly into programs.  This month, I'd also like to personally extend a special 'mahalo' to Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation for their generous gift to us and many other community groups/non-profits that they recently aided.

Have a wonderful April and Happy Earth Day!


 John Leong
 Kupu Executive  Director

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Each dollar donated will support Kupu's mission to enable young adults to protect HawaiĘ»i’s unique environment and become sustainable, while equipping participants with skills needed for future careers and educational opportunities.

Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation Donates $10k to Kupu

Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation recently donated $10,000 to Kupu. Click "read more" to hear more about their generous support. Mahalo Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation!

Kupu Video Wins Telly Award

Kupu's Capital Campaign video, created by Studio Red, has won a national award!

Latest News & Highlights

Kupu Spotlight: Deanna Ramos-Kia Tupua

We recently caught up with Deanna, a member of Kupu's HYCC Gateway Program in 2003. She tells us about her experience in HYCC and how it has helped her get to where she is now - working for environmental company Johnson Controls, Inc and starting her own charitable youth foundation.

Kupu Featured in PBN

Pacific Business News recently wrote an article on Kupu and its programs - highlighting Kupu's efforts to reach out to under resourced youth, as well as Kupu's Capital Campaign happenings. Click the link below to read more!

HYCC Alumni & Host Site in Hana Hou Magazine

Emma Yuen, 2002 HYCC Gateway member, alongside Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, current HYCC host site; were featured in Hawaiian Air's February-March edition of Hana Hou Magazine!

Kupu EIP Interns Celebrate AmeriCorps Week

Members of Kupu's EIP Program volunteered with the American Red Cross at a recent campaign event to help raise over $2,000 for the organization's emergency services.
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