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POSTED: Sunday, October 04, 2009

The city Department of Community Services received $1,085,328 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide rental housing for 100 young adults leaving the foster care system. The youths will also receive education and employment training, and medical and other support services. The city applied for the funding in collaboration with the state Department of Human Services and the nonprofit Hale Kipa.

May Shindo of Kapolei has been selected as the state Department of Health's Employee of the Year. She is secretary in the Administrative Services Section of the Central Oahu Family Guidance Center. The Deposit Beverage Container Program was chosen as the department's Team of the Year.

Punahou School is one of four national recipients of a $250,000 matching grant — the 2009 Educational Leadership grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. The funds will help launch the Student Global Leadership Institute, planned for two weeks in the summer of 2010 in partnership with schools in China and independent schools in the U.S.

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”;Shining Stars”; runs on Sundays.