Pathways, Programs, and Projects Details


PĀLOLO ʻOHANA LEARNING CENTER

(state-of-the-art community center with meeting, computer, tech, music, and kitchen facilities) including the Discovery Science Center (PDSC) (tech center) located in the Pālolo housing area. ADDRESS: 2170 Ahe St., Honolulu, HI 96816. Phone 808 733 8651. Fax 808.735.5211. Email: polcservicelearning@gmail.com.

Site Coordinators: POLC: Dahlia Asuega, Yvonne Mori, Kauhane Aipia, and Kathy Martin. PDSC: Nelson Ikaika Fernandez.

Tasks:
Open daily on weekdays. Some evening and some weekend activities. Help mostly needed daily on weekdays 2-5 pm, Tuesday evenings, and some Saturdays. Mentoring, tutoring and assistance with special programs for all ages. Room for creativity for service-learning student-driven special activities and programs - both indoors and outdoors.

To Get Started: For POLC please follow these steps: 1. Download the “POLC_SL_application.pdf{link}. 2) E-mail a request to work at the Pālolo ʻOhana Learning Center to polcservicelearning@gmail.com (UHM student: cc csssl@hawaii.edu). Attach the filled application form. 3. One of the POLC service-learning supervisors will call or email you to set up a time for an interview and orientation (in groups or individually). Scheduled orientations sessions will take place 1-2 pm at the POLC R 9/12, T 9/17, M 9/23, M 10/7, F 10/11, and T 10/15. 4. Once you have gone through interview and orientation, you will sign up for shifts at POLC. Criminal background check required.

For the PDSC, please go to the Discovey Center’s website, https://sites.google.com/site/palolodiscoverysciencecenter/home for more information. To register as a service-learning student, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R5EyUOavqLEaYbPTOrw6mu7m4qCC-eXFaBlWonCzYpk/viewform and follow instructions there.

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JARRETT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Site Coordinators: 1903 Pālolo Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816. Website: http://jarrett.k12.hi.us

Site Coordinators: The Assistant Pālolo Pipeline Program Coordinator, Kat Lobendahn, is the site coordinator for service-learning students from all institutions of higher education. Kat is at Jarrett Middle School room D3, Mondays 2-4pm and when needed.

Tasks: Service-learning students will assist teachers during school hours, help with after-school programs, community outreach, and field activities year-round. The after-school Kūlia All Stars program (www.asashawaii.org) extends support in homework completion, academic achievement, and enrichment activities, including music, art and fitness. It is divided into three sections, of which the middle section is focused on completing homework. Days and times for the after-school program: MTRF 2:30-3:15; 3:15-4:30 and 4:30-5:30; W 1:45-2:30, 2:30-3:45, and 3:45-4:45.

To Get Started: Please email Kat Lobendahn at klobenda@hawaii.edu (cc csssl@hawaii.edu) with your name, institution, class/instructor, special skills and interests. She will set up a time for you to do an interview at the school and match you with a position at the school. She will also be your general point of contact. The orientation/training takes place individually or in groups. Requirements: TB clearance, resume, brief interview, criminal background check, and casual-professional dress code.

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PĀLOLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Site Coordinators: 2106 10th Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Website: http://palolo.hidoe.us. Principal: Reid Kuba.

Site Coordinators: Henrietta Clemons.

Tasks: PE needs help throughout the school year tutoring daily during and after school (in particular). Service-learning students are also needed to assist with the science and sustainability projects. Creativity welcome.

To Get Started: Please attend one of the training sessions at the school’s library on R 9/12, F9/20, and M 9/23 3:30-4:30 pm. If you cannot make any of the training sessions, please contact Ms. Clemons directly at Henrietta_Clemons@notes.k12.hi.us (please cc csssl@hawaii.edu) and she will arrange individual training for you. Criminal background will be performed.


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KAIMUKI HIGH SCHOOL

Site Coordinators: 2705 Kaimuki Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Ph. 733 4900, fax 733 4929. Website: http://kaimukihs.org

Site Coordinators: Lisa Shimokawa and Leslie Harada.

Tasks: The school needs help throughout the school year tutoring daily during and after school, some days into the evening. This semester, we have a number of special programs relating to STEM disciplines. There is also a FAFSA program run by Chaminade University that welcomes students from all service-learning institutions.

To Get Started: Please email Lisa Shimokawa (Lisa_Shimokawa@notes.k12.hi.us) through whom all placement will take place, with your name, institution, class/instructor, special skills and interests. She will set up a time for you to do an interview at the school and match you with a position at the school. She will also be your general point of contact. The orientation/training takes place individually or in groups. Requirements: TB clearance, resume, brief interview, and casual-professional dress code. To get started on the FAFSA/Financial literacy programs, please contact CUH SL Director, Candice Sakuda (csakuda@chaminade.edu).


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OTHER SITES, PARTNERS, AND PROGRAMS IN PĀLOLO


PĀLOLO HEAD START

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves children, ages 3-5 years old, and their families. It focuses on increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families. Four sites, one class focusing on children of recent immigrants from Micronesian countries.
Addresses:
2106 10th Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816.
Duties: Assist teachers with lessons and activities for preschool-aged children. Special Requirements: TB clearance, training and reporting.
Academic Potential: For students in early childhood education/special education, and working with young children with special needs and their families; any liberal arts students. For more information and to get started, email csssl@hawaii.edu.

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BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS

For more information and to get started, email csssl@hawaii.edu.
This site-based mentoring program at Pālolo Elementary and Jarrett Middle School matches elementary and middle school students with caring and responsible mentors, who provide students with educational support, creative opportunities, friendship, guidance, and encouragement. Duties: Mentor and tutor elementary and middle school students.
Special Requirements:
Intake/screening process, criminal history/reference check, orientation/training.
Academic Potential: For students interested in elementary education, social work, counseling, or any liberal arts students.


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Contact csssl@hawaii.edu for information.