Sprint, in coordination with the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Women's Network, is providing four $2,000 graduate scholarship for individuals pursuing an advanced degree in political science, public policy, or a related field. Requirements are a 3.5 GPA in undergraduate study, eligible to be a 1st year graduate students for Fall 1996. The basis for awards includes scholastic achievements, a written statement by the applicant, community/school involvement and two letters of recommendation. Requests for applications must be received by May 19 and completed applications are due June 5, 1996. For more information or to request an application call 800 705-7772.
Ko'olaupoko Community Children's Council
The State of Hawaii currently has 15 Community Children's Councils developing across the islands. These new councils will play a lead role to improve our system of care for youths in Hawaii. This concept was developed in the implementation plan which followed the Felix vs. Waihee consent decree. These parents, consumers and agencies will represent the needs of the local communities. To find out more information about the CCC call the State Implementation Team at 800 468-4644 ext. 39850. We must share ideas on how to take better care of Hawaii's youths throughout the state.
Volunteer Advocates Needed for Abused and Neglected Children
Are you looking for volunteer work that is challenging and satisfying? Could you spend approximately twelve hours per month doing volunteer work that could make a difference in the life of a child? If you answered "yes" to these questions, call 538-5930.
The Volunteer Guardians Ad Litem Program is looking for volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. Volunteer guardian ad litems investigate, monitor, advocate and report to the court their findings. Training is provided and is five consecutive Saturdays beginning April 20 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Workshop to Help Hawaiian and Filipino Groups Establish Nonprofit Status
Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), in collaboration with Hawaii Lawyers Care, is sponsoring a legal clinic--a half day workshop-- providing technical assistance to Hawaiian and Filipino groups on how to establish a nonprofit status. The workshop will be held at the Hawaii Community Foundation office from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday April 13, 1996. HCF is located at 900 Fort Street Mall, Pioneer Plaza Building, Suite 1300.
The workshop is free but seating is limited to the first 25 qualified registrants. The workshop is designed for Filipino and Hawaiian groups without a 501(c)3 status, but doing charitable work in their communities. It will cover topics including a discussion of the advantages of becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization; method for filing for corporate status; and reviewing fiscal sponsorship through an already established 501(c)3 corporation.
The workshop is part of HCF's ongoing effort to reach out to underrepresented communities. Through a grant from the Ford Foundation, HCF is making a special effort to serve two groups--the Filipino and Hawaiian communities--as needing assistance to take advantage of grants available from HCF and other foundations. Generally, to be eligible for a grant, HCF requires that an applicant group have a nonprofit, tax-exempt status.
For more information, or to request an application form to attend the workshop, all Hawaii Community Foundation at 537-6333, and ask for Uluhani Montri.
Hawaii Community Foundation is a publicly supported nonprofit organization established in 1916 to expand philantrophy in Hawaii, respond to the fiscal needs of the voluntary sector, and support constructive community change. It is one of the largest of over 400 community foundations in the United States with over $216 million in assets. In each of the last three years, it has awarded grants totaling $9 million to hundreds of Hawaii's nonprofit, charitable institutions.
Public Workshops on Toxic and Hazardous Chemical Releases
Releases of toxic and hazardous substances is a concern of communities statewide. Under the Federal Planning and the Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), Hawaii's residents have the right to know what companies or federal facilities are storing or emitting large amounts of toxic or hazardous substances. The University of Hawaii Environmental Center will be conducting