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Proof Positive // Building Homes, Building Lives
Ernest Heanu has overcome many challenges in his journey to building the only home he will ever own. At the age of 49, Ernest –...

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Proof Positive // Professionals R.E.A.C.H. Out To Help Students
By Ross Shinyama, president, Honolulu Professionals Foundation We all know that giving is far more rewarding than receiving … But did you know it can...

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Proof Positive // Silence Won’t Finish This Fight
By Sen. Roz Baker, chairwoman, American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific board of directors When Jack was diagnosed with cancer, he wanted to know everything: treatment...

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Proof Positive // Connecting Volunteers With Opportunities
By Ryan Leong, executive director, Hands In Helping Out Hands In Helping Out started very simple. My friends and I wanted to volunteer in the...

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Proof Positive // Improving Reading And Writing Skills
By Suzanne Skjold, executive director, Hawaii Literacy “My boss gave me the number for Hawaii Literacy, but I was ashamed to ask for help,” explains...

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Proof Positive // Honoring Heritage, Embracing Diversity
By Carole Hayashino, president and executive director, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii “I am a son of immigrants, While my parents and I built up...

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Proof Positive // Helping To Create A Stronger Democracy
By Carmille Lim, executive director, Common Cause Hawaii Common Cause Hawaii is the local chapter of Common Cause, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit “watchdog” organization that...

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Proof Positive // Preventing Bullying And Suicide
By Marya Grambs, executive director, Mental Health America of Hawaii Hawaii has staggering rates of depression and suicide among our middle and high school youths....

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Proof Positive // Teaching Ocean Safety And Conservation
By Duane DeSoto, founder and CEO, Na Kama Kai Na Kama Kai (NKK) was founded in May 2008 to provide Hawaii’s keiki with access to...

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Proof Positive // Helping All Keiki Read
By Margaret Higa, executive director, Hawaii branch of the International Dyslexia Association Imagine your daughter coming home from school in tears, saying, “I’m not smart...

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