UH researchers win award for second year
For the second year in a row, Morris K. Lai, Hugh H. Dunn
and Susan E. York
of the College of Education Curriculum Research & Development Group at the University of Hawaii at Manoa won first place at the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) meeting in New York in March. Their award was for the best summary report for 2007 on improvements resulting from Pihana Na Mamo: The Native Hawaiian Special Education Project.
Swinerton Builders Hawaii
employees donated their labor April 19 to help build a home in Leeward Oahu for Habitat for Humanity
. The company also donated $2,500 to the project. Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that builds simple affordable homes in partnership with low-income families to end substandard housing and homelessness.
YouthBuild USA, which promotes job training for ex-offenders and gives them a second chance in a supportive environment, recognized the city's YouthBuild Honolulu
with two awards for highest attendance and highest program completion in 2007. The U.S. Department of Labor provides the funds and the city's Department of Community Services administers the Honolulu program.
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