If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody." -Chinese Proverb
Health Promotion Team (HPT) Leader & Health Pathway Leader
Brian joined the Health Promotion Team in the Fall of 2017 as the Health Pathway Leader after completing service learning as an AmeriCorps VISTA. As a Political Science and Economics double major, Brian is dedicated to comprehend health policy implications and increase civic engagement among younger generations. He hopes to positively impact as many individuals as possible in the public sector.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of beauty is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, but indifference between life and death." -Elie Wiesel
Angela Stevenson Carver
Bridging Generations Pathway Leader &
LĒ'AHI Sensory Stimulus Garden Coordinator
Angela joined the team while active in Service-Learning at Le'ahi Hospital and Garden. She was hired as the Bridging Generations pathway leader. She has passion for bridging the generational gap between students and the Kupuna in our community. Angela is working on her prerequisites to apply to the Physical Therapy Assistant Program, with the desire to be a Physical Therapist in the future.
To grow in new environment is to give yourself the opportunity to learn and achieve for the future." -ASC
Intercultural Perspectives Pathway Leader
Yubo joined the team since the fall of 2017 as the intercultural pathway leader. As an international student, he was occasionally being part of the service-learning in his first semester. It inspired him a lot so he decided to become an intercultural pathway leader later to help more other first-year students to get into the service learning project. He is trilingual in Cantonese, Mandarin and English which help him to break the barriers of the communication with more people.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart"- Nelson Mandela
Intercultural Perspectives & Identity Pathway Leader
Joyce started working with KSSLP in the spring semester of 2017 after a year of service learning for her classes on campus. She first started in the Health Promotion Team (HPT) then moved on to Project S.H.I.N.E. (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders), which is a part of the Intercultural Perspectives and Identity pathway. Inspired to give back to her community, she connects to SHINE as a First Generation American to immigrant parents from China. She is bilingual in Cantonese and English which gives her the communication between the elders in their native tongue and gaining the necessary English skills in reading, speaking, writing, and comprehension of English and American history. Joyce is currently a Pre-Nursing student with plans to apply out this coming semester to various nursing programs. Her goal is to graduate with her BSN and continue to her Masters or PhD in Nursing, or after gaining my Masters, go to Medical School at UHM in cardiology. She loves the medical field and feel that helping others in pain is her main priority. She is a big anime, JRock and KPop fan which got her into her love for languages initially. She is currently learning American Sign Language and is loving it. She loves engaging with people no matter where she is or who they are.
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open." -The Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
Coordinator, Rain Garden
Alex's emphasis in the environment has led him to be an active leader in the Le'ahi Sensory Stimlus Garden and in the Malama I Na Ahupua'a (MINA) program. As a Service-Learner, he contributed in Lyon Arboretum's propagation and conservation component. Alex has an AS in Computer Science, and is currently finishing degrees in ethnopharmacognosy and plant biotechnology and pre-engineering ASNS.
Service-Learning is like a string of my own personal case studies."
Faculty Outreach Coordinator
As the Faculty Outreach Coordinator, Krista facilitates the connections between faculty, and Service-Learners and community partners. She has organized events such as Service-Learning Faculty Field Trips, Sustainability Institutes, and Faculty Institutes. Krista also is a main contributor during assessments. Her passion for sustainability, service, and education is the perfect ingredient for our program.
The destiny of both people and planet rest ultimately with human choice as we anticipate and respond to crises and seize opportunities for positive transformation. Will our actions be tardy and tepid? Or timely and consequential?" -Raskin, Electris, & Rosen, 2010
Bob Franco, PhD
Director, Office for Institutional Effectiveness
The academic programs at Kapi’olani Community College prepare students to meet rigorous baccalaureate and career standards in the future.
Service-Learning emphasizes that students need to be engaged as productive citizens now and into the future. This context of immediacy and relevance helps service-learning students better understand key course concepts, clarify degree and career goals, and develop the problem-solving and teamwork skills they need in Hawaii’s diverse communities, now and into the future.
The problems we all confront—poverty and homelessness, ethnic health disparities, emerging infectious diseases, under-resourced public schools, long-term care, ecological degradation, and climate change—need the focused intellectual and social capital of all of us. Service-Learning helps ameliorate all these problems beginning now.