Hot Shots – 2/9/22

Service Projects Abound

Hawai‘i Job Corps donated 100 hygiene kits, 200 face masks, 20 phone chargers and a $500 check to Residential Youth Services and Empowerment to help battle homelessness as well as to commemorate Management & Training Corporation’s 40th anniversary. “RYSE does an amazing job providing emergency shelter and support services to some of our most vulnerable youth. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate MTC’s 40th anniversary by supporting this organization,” states center director Ellen May. Pictured are (from left) RYSE’s Charisse Kupahu and Hawai‘i Job Corps’ Hi‘ilani Bush. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I JOB CORPS

HDS Supports Students

Hawai‘i Dental Service has donated $500,000 to ‘Iolani School’s ‘Āina-Informatics Network, a program that is preparing the next generation of scientists and professionals. Schools island wide — from Kahuku High to Wai‘anae Intermediate — have participated in the initiative. Pictured are (from left) Mark Yamakawa, retiring HDS president and CEO; Dr. Diane Paloma, HDS president and CEO; Keith Hayashi, interim superintendent, state Department of Education; Dr. Timothy Cottrell, head of school, ‘Iolani School; Dr. Yvonne Chan, the John Kay teaching chair in research science, ‘Iolani School; and Kenneth Hiraki, chair, Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I DENTAL SERVICE