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Fall 2021 Digital Programs

Fall 2021 Youth Technology Programs
Sign up today!
Animation – Storytelling:
Click here to fill out a registration form

Coding in Scratch:
Click here to fill out a registration form.
 
Coding in Unity:
Click here to fill out a registration form.
 

LEGO Robotics:
Click here to fill out a registration form.

16 Jul

Summer Basketball June/July 2021

Sign up for basketball this summer at Palama Settlement!

Thursdays 3 – 5 p.m.
Palama Settlement Gymnasium
5th – 12th Grade Boys
Skills training and scrimmaging
Cost: Free
Spots are limited!

We are also looking for individuals who are interested in coaching.
For more information about coaching or the registering for the basketball program, please contact Reed at (808) 848-2521.

4 Jun

City Mill Donates $10,000 to Help Preserve Palama Settlement History

As Palama Settlement prepares to commemorate its 125th Anniversary, City Mill and the David C. Ai Charitable Trust present a large donation to
ensure Kalihi /Palama’s history will be preserved.
(HONOLULU) City Mill’s David C. Ai Charitable Trust presented the historic Palama Settlement with a generous donation to assist with a large-scale preservation and digitization project of photos, historic newspaper articles, annual reports, neighborhood surveys, oral histories and so much more.

“When we first opened the archives, Steven Ai was among the first to visit and was impressed with all the photos and documents that had been preserved for more than 100 years,” said Paula Rath, trustee emeritus for the Palama Settlement Board of Trustees. “Since City Mill has experienced three fires during their storied history, he expressed concern for the welfare of the archives and the importance of digitizing our thousands of photos and documents. At that moment, he promised that the David C. Ai Charitable Trust would help enable our digitization.”

“We are pleased to support this wonderful project which will help preserve the extraordinary collection of history and memories in the Kalihi-Palama area,” said Steven Ai, president and CEO of City Mill. “From its start 125 years ago, Palama Settlement has chronicled the people, culture and events that has exemplified the spirit and community of this area. This project will ensure that its photo and document collections will now be preserved digitally for current and future generations to see.”

“My late mother, Jacky Rath, a retired librarian, spent more than ten years converting random boxes of photos, newspaper articles, and historical documents into an organized Finding Aid,” said Rath. “This made our cataloging and digitization possible. She would be amazed at the current digitization process, as she created the Finding Aid entirely in pencil, without the aid of a computer.”

With the generous donation, Palama Settlement was recently able to properly outfit the Palama Archives and begin the process of digitization.

Established in 1896, Palama Settlement is a nonprofit, community-based social service agency serving the Kalihi and Palama neighborhoods. Palama offers a wide range of educational, recreational, athletic, cultural, social, health, and community building programs and services for children, youth, adults, and senior citizens. Palama Settlement’s mission is to partner with those who have the greatest needs in the community, empowering them to enhance their well-being through health, education, and recreation.

Carol Ai May and Steven Ai
Photo Courtesy: City Mill

18 May

Digital Arts Academy with Jasper Wong

Digital Arts Academy
(Class is full)
June 10 – July 15, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Jasper Wong, founder and lead director of POW! WOW!, is teaching a new afternoon digital art program this summer at Palama Settlement!
The class is free and open to high school students.
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of computer applications and drawing experience preferred.
For more information, please call at (808) 848-2517 or email astone@palamasettlement.org.

14 May

Trick or Treat FREE Download: Halloween Coloring Pages

Get in the Halloween spirit with these fun coloring pages designed by Twiddle Productions!
Click on your favorite picture below or use this link to download all four.

 

17 Oct

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 2, 2019

Palama Settlement Launches Expanded Technology Program for At-Risk Teens: $50,000 Grant from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation Fuels Coding & Graphic Design in Kalihi

HONOLULU, Hawaii – On Saturday, July 27, The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation presented a check in the amount of $50,000 to Palama Settlement to support coding and digital media classes for its In-Community Treatment Program and Community Based School (ICTP/CBS). The Ching Foundation Executive Director Tertia Freas and The Ching Foundation Trustees Bob Fujioka and Cathy Ching made the presentation at Palama’s end of summer STEAM education exhibition celebration, which was attended by Palama keiki and their families.  This summer the students participated in coding and robotics classes which were led by the instructors from Twiddle Productions. This event was their opportunity to share the games and robotic boats that they created throughout the course of the class.

Representatives from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation present PalamaSettlement with a $50,000 check for its ICTP/CBS technology program.**Back row, from left to right: Ching Foundation Trustee Cathy Ching, Ching Foundation Executive Director Tertia Freas, Ching Foundation Trustee Bob Fujioka, and Palama Settlement Board of Trustees President John Taira.
For additional photos, click here.**
**Check presentation took place during the 2019 end of summer STEAM education exhibit which featured keiki coding and robotics participants (pictured). ICTP/CBS youth are not pictured, due to the confidentiality.

Thanks to the generosity of The Ching Foundation grant, Palama Settlement will continue its partnership with Twiddle Productions to launch an expanded technology training program for ICTP/CBS students. “Our Foundation continues to support programs that improves the lives of children in our state, especially for those that come from families that are financially challenged,” says Tertia Freas, Executive Director of The Ching Foundation. “The education in technology will enable these children to develop their talents and realize their capabilities in the future.”

Students will create their own websites and edit videos using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Scratch. The goal of this course is to allow students the opportunity to learn some of the marketable skills required for a successful entry into the job market. The grant funds will be used for personnel costs and supplies for the program.

“The coding and graphic design course for ICTP/CBS is part of a series of new program offerings at Palama Settlement,” says Earl Fusato, Executive Director of Palama Settlement. “We are striving to focus on technology and arts activities like those that have either been discontinued or are not available in our public schools. We are grateful to The Ching Foundation for recognizing the importance of STEAM education and skill building for our teens. Without this funding, this program would limit the opportunity we can offer to our students.”

About In-Community Treatment Program and Community Based School

The students enrolled in the In-Community Treatment Program (ICTP) and Community Based School (CBS) are at-risk youth who have demonstrated difficulties in the traditional school setting due to various reasons ranging from chronic truancy, and behavioral issues, as well as social and family dysfunction. . Since 1970 ICTP has been accepting adjudicated youth referred by Family Court and 2018, CBS began accepting students who display at-risk behaviors, but are not adjudicated.  The goal of  is to improve school performance and attendance, eliminate law violating behaviors and develop socially acceptable skills and attitudes through a low student-to- staff ratio to reengage and motivate, the students desire to learn and reach their goals.

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About Palama Settlement

Established in 1896, Palama Settlement is a non-profit, community-based social service agency serving the Kalihi and Palama neighborhoods. We offer a wide range of educational, recreational, athletic, cultural, social, health, and community building programs and services for children, youth, adults, and senior citizens.

Website: www.palamasettlement.org  |  Facebook: @malamapalama  |  Instagram: @palamasettlement

Media Contact

Leah LeeDonor Relations & Marketing Coordinatorp. (808) 848-2532 |  e. llee@palamasettlement.org

2 Aug

Palama Settlement Summer Enrichment Program 2019

Program Registration Form-PICK UP AUTHORIZATION-Copy of T-shirt order form-Financial Aid application(Optional)

16 Mar

PreK ACE Boost Program – Now Accepting Registrations!

Click on the image above for a PDF version of this flyer.
To register, complete the registration form and the authorization pick up form.

4 Apr
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