This summer, in partnership with the Women’s Fund of Hawai`i, the Association of American University Women (Honolulu Branch), and Ceeds of Peace, Palama Settlement is excited to announce Girls Talk Back, a program for teen girls focused on developing leadership, peacebuilding, social justice skills. The cohort of 20 girls will spend four weeks together, honing their skills and learning how to apply them to address community issues outside the classroom. At the end of the program, participants will present their projects and progress in a TED Talk-style forum, which they may use as an opportunity to launch both financial and in-kind campaigns to garner support for their projects.
Thanks to private funding, there is no registration fee to participate in the Girls Talk Back program. If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining this program, visit this link or click the image above to access the application form.
Girls Talk Back was created by a core partnership of Ceeds of Peace, AAUW Honolulu, and Women’s Fund of Hawai`i, who together identified gaps in the education system’s ability to develop underrepresented leaders, specifically women of color/Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian women.
February 6, 2020 – Servco presented Palama Settlement with a $22,000 check today, raised from 2019 sales of the limited edition Toyota Sport Bag, which launched last year in celebration of Servco’s 100th anniversary. The bags were sold in Servco’s parts shops and were a thank you gift with new car purchases.
Back in the 1960s, Tom Fukunaga saw children at Palama Settlement carrying their baseball gear to a game without any bags. Determined to help Hawaii’s disadvantaged youth, the second-generation Servco president created a program to provide free sport bags to community athletic teams. The Toyota Sport Bag was a hit and, by the early 1980s, Servco was giving away tens of thousands of bags a year. The bag went through several iterations, turning each version into a collector’s item, especially once the program was discontinued in the early 1990s.
In honor of Servco’s 100th anniversary, the company created a replica of the beloved Toyota bag. All profits from the sale of each bag were donated to Palama Settlement on Oahu and Big Brothers Big Sisters on the Neighbor Islands.
Palama Settlement is so grateful for Servco’s longstanding support. The generous contribution will go to support programs that serve keiki and kupuna in the Kalihi community – including the Pakolea youth athletic program, which first inspired the Sport Bag and is still going strong today.
Join us for a morning program on Tuesday, January 28 featuring a Honolulu Police Department presentation on kupuna safety and a short concert by two members of the Hawai`i Symphony Orchestra! Coffee and doughnuts will be served prior to the HPD presentation and there will be THREE lucky drawings for attendees throughout the morning.
This event is open to the public. Palama offers free parking in back of the gymnasium. For more information, please call (808) 845-3945.
A note: there are three versions of this flyer because they were created as a special project by three of our In-Community Treatment/Community Based School students. ICTP/CBS currently works with instructors from Twiddle Productions to learn graphic design skills. The students took on creating their own flyers for this event as a way to use their skills for a “real world” project. Mahalo to ICTP/CBS for their creativity!
Photos by Paul Saito
Join Palama Settlement for its annual Community Holiday Event! Bring your family for refreshments, live entertainment, and lucky drawing prize giveaways. All children will have a photo opportunity with Santa and receive a gift, thanks to Toys for Tots. This event is free and open to the public.
To see photos from previous years, click here.