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Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka!

We at Kupu hope that this Holiday Season is filled with many magical memories, time with family and friends, and the gift of rest. Thank you to each of you for all you do to support Kupu and for partnering with us to make our island home better. Kupu would not be able to do what it does without our many wonderful partners, alumni, members, volunteers, and staff. As we look back over the past year, so much has happened to be grateful for and we have so much to look forward to in the year to come. There are many wonderful updates as well as upcoming items to share and look out for. 

Kupu is proud to announce a special award that we were notified about recently. Kupu was honored with an award from the USDA Forest Service at their Regional Forester's Awards in Sacramento, CA a few weeks ago. This is the first time a Hawaii organization has won this award, and Kupu is very honored and humbled to be a partner of the U.S. Forest Service and to receive this award. Kupu is also excited to welcome aboard our new CommunityU Coordinator Chris Walker, who had previously served as a Team Leader for the program. We at Kupu are always happy to have our program alumni become apart of our staff, and we look forward to growing and expanding CommunityU, RISE, and our HYCC programs as we head into this new year.

May your Christmas, New Years, and Holidays be wonderful and blessed and we look forward to connecting with you in 2014!
John and the Kupu `Ohana

John Leong
Kupu Executive Director

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Latest News & Highlights

Kupu Spotlight: Juliann Bertone

This month we are featuring current RISE intern Juli. Click "read more" to learn about about her experience and accomplishments with the EPA Food Waste and Emissions Reduction Project!

Kupu Featured in Midweek Article

Kupu was recently featured In Midweek’s “Island Matters” column written by Mufi Hanneman. Read more about the article entitled “Helping the Aina and Young Adults.”

Kupu Receives U.S. Forest Service Award

Kupu has been selected as a 2013 recipient of the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region Honor Awards for outstanding service in the area of "Engaging Youth"!

Kupu Officially Accredited by 21CSC

Kupu has been granted official accreditation by the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), establishing that Kupu’s programs are of the high quality standards set by the Federal Advisory Committee.

Kupu's 6th Annual MLK Day of Service

Kupu is gearing up for its 6th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service - January 20th 2014! The workday will be held at location on Oahu, however the event details are still in the works. If you are interested in participating, you may sign up for our Lau Kupu/MLK email list below to receive the event information when its ready. Last year we had almost 250 volunteers make it a day ON, instead of a day OFF. Will you join us?



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