2020-2021 AmeriCorps*State Competitive Funded Programs

Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i
Project Kaulike
Angela Lovitt
Deputy Director
924 Bethel StreetHonolulu, HI  96813
Phone:  808-527-8003
Fax:  808-527-8088
Email:  angela.lovitt@legalaidhawaii.org
Website: www.legalaidhawaii.org
Service Area:  Public Safety (Legal Services)
The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii’s AmeriCorps program began in 1997 and continues today as Project Kaulike (“Justice” and/or “Equality”). Project Kaulike is designed to address the need among Hawaii’s low and moderate-income families and low-income veterans and their families for knowledge of and meaningful access to the civil justice system. Members provide critical self-help assistance, clinical education and “brief” legal services in the areas of family, housing, consumer & public benefits law under the supervision of licensed attorneys. This is achieved through the hard work of members and volunteers who focus on the following primary areas: (1) client services (2) outreach and education; (3) development of self-help materials; and (4) volunteer recruitment and supervision.
Desired qualifications for Members: Legal Aid Society seeks advocates who are willing to be trained, who have an interest in the law, are willing to work in collaboration with staff and who have experience in working with the low-income population or individuals in crisis.

2019-2020 AmeriCorps*State Formula Funded Programs

Teach for America
Teach for America Hawai‘i
Chelsea Tokuno-Lynk
Program Director
500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 3-580
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 521-1371
Fax: (808) 538-3793
Email: chelsea.tokuno@teachforamerica.org
Website: www.teachforamerica.org/the-corps-experience/placement-regions/hawaii
Service Area: Education
Teach For America’s mission is to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting a diverse group of leaders who work to expand educational opportunities and provide all children with an excellent education. Teach For America recruits college graduates of all backgrounds to teach for two years in under-resourced schools and communities, trains and develops their leadership competencies, and fosters their impact as alumni of our program to affect educational inequity from many sectors. The Hawai‘i region currently supports 185 corps members teaching in 56 schools across O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island. Approximately one third serve Hawai‘i Island across all three complexes and two-thirds teach on O‘ahu, including 70 who are in schools on the Leeward Coast. Nearly one-quarter of our corps members are Native Hawaiian and Kama‘āina and many of our teachers serve in the communities in which they were born and raised. We will reach just under 16,000 children this year – one-third of whom are of Native Hawaiian or Part Native Hawaiian ancestry and over 60% of whom qualify for free or reduced lunch. We continue to partner with the Hawai‘i Department of Education to address staffing needs and to improve public education in Hawai‘i.

Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps
Matthew Bauer
Chief Operating Officer
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1200
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone: 808-735-1221 ext. 1007
Website: www.kupuhawaii.org
Service Area: Environmental Stewardship and Economic Opportunity
Kupu’s mission is to empower AmeriCorps participants to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage integrity with self and others. Ultimately, Kupu participants in the Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps and the Conservation Leadership Development Program engages teens and young adults in service while teaching them about responsibility, community, and citizenship. At the same time, the work of Kupu participants provides their community with much-needed aid. Kupu participants also become community leaders by recruiting and leading volunteers. Kupu aims to develop strong citizens that will serve the community through the program and beyond.