The Ka'iulani Fair on May 26 brought various organizations together at the Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Elementary School in Kalihi to help promote a healthy lifestyle in the community. AmeriCorps members Angela Hwang and Jane Lee joined Legal Aid's Kokua Navigators Ronnette Ome and Jojo Peter in providing legal and health insurance information.
Legal Aid part of Aiea Intermediate School's Career Day
Legal Aid staff members
Susan Chon and
Sergio Alcubilla shared more about the legal profession with 8th grade students at Aiea Intermediate School.
Legal Aid's Homeless Outreach Team working together with Angel Network to provide legal help
Legal Aid's Homeless Outreach team members Angela Hwang
at the Angel Network Outreach.
The outreach team are there on Thursdays, except the last Thursday of the month.
Legal Aid's Homeless Outreach Team are providing legal services at Angel Network. One of Angel Network's biggest accomplishment is the establishment of its food bank. It is the only such service provider in the entire East Oahu; reaching those in need from Waimanalo, to Aina Haina, and to Kaimuki. The food bank serves over 2,500 people a month. Other services include provision of a mailing address, a shower, and laundry facilities. Angel Network also provides clothing and furniture for people in transition and participates in "Operation Backpack," which collects school supplies for children whose parents are unable to afford them.
Legal Aid's AmeriCorps Advocates conduct "Know Your Rights" at state public libraries
As part of Legal Aid's "Know Your Rights" community outreach, Legal Aid's AmeriCorps Advocates are visiting local libraries to provide legal information to the public. AmeriCorps members
conducted a presentation on landlord/tenant basics at Liliha Public Library and shared more about senior legal issues and provided a guide to public benefits
at the McCully-Moiliili Public Library and Waianae Public Library.
At the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library, AmeriCorps members worked with Legal Aid's Asset Protection Unit to provide a presentation on consumer issues.
Thank you to the Hawaii State Public Library System and AmeriCorps Advocates for helping provide these presentations to the public.
AmeriCorps Advocate Caitlin Hatakeyama provides legal information on financial literacy at the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library.