Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.67
Liaison Navin Tagore-Erwin
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Hawaii Community College-Hilo
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Drew Kapp
Instructor, Academic Sustainability Committee Co-Chair, Earth Day Fair Coordinator
Social Sciences
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Vibrant Hawaiʻi

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
No

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The partnership comes in community connection and conversations that mobilizes community based solutions to advance equity and sustainability. For instance, education substream focused on ʻaina based education which are not leading to digital badging on this topic, work on work based learning opportunities that deploys CLIMHI portal so educators and industry can connect plus work on digital equity on computer refurbishment (recycling) and literacy.
https://www.vibranthawaii.org


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Pōhāhā I Ka Lani

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

In the 2021-22 school year, Hawaiʻi-CC and UH-Hilo started hosting monthly huakaʻi (work day, journey) in and around Waipiʻo Valley with Pōhāhā I Ka Lani. Students, faculty, and staff from both institutions participate and mālama ʻāina (take care of the land). Activities include weeding, invasive species removal, harvesting, and planting. Hawaiʻi-CC and UH-Hilo community members contributed more than 270 hours of community service for Pōhāhā I Ka Lani in the 2021-22 school year. Hawaiʻi-CC, UH-Hilo, and Pōhāhā I Ka Lani plan to continue this partnership next school year.

Pōhāhā I Ka Lani "is a Hawaiian non-profit organization rooted in Waipiʻo Valley to revitalize and advance indigenous Kanaka Maoli cultural knowledge and land stewardship of this sacred place of our ancestors.

Our work is to embody the essence of Pōhāhā I Ka Lani, "the emergence of intelligent stewardship to perpetuate and advance Hawaiian resources", by continuing to host educational, community, and cultural groups & workshops at our various sites of Waipiʻo Valley, stewarding the ʻāina to ensure the history, ancestral knowledge, and spirit of this wahi pana are perpetuated."

https://www.pohahaikalani.com


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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