Henderson to head Liliuokalani center
Benjamin H.K. Henderson
was appointed to serve as president and executive director for the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center. Henderson fills the vacancy created by Dr. Claire Asam's appointment to the Board of Trustees in August.
Henderson is currently deputy director of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
He will lead the center's efforts to benefit Hawaiian orphan and destitute children, their families and communities through its 10 units on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Big Island and Molokai.
» The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Community Grants Program made the following donations, known as Kaiaulu grants, to groups serving native Hawaiians: $28,500 to Ho'omana (Kauai) to support job training development for special-needs young adults; $99,298 to Ka'ala Farms Inc. (Oahu) to support a series of multigenerational family strengthening workshops providing cultural education and economic empowerment for Hawaiian families; $99,022 to Kanu o Ka Aina Learning Ohana (Big Island) to support early childhood extended day program; and $100,000 to Kualoa He'eia Ecumenical Youth Project (Oahu) to establish a competency-based class for youth and adults to enable them to earn a GED.
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