M&S Blog

HITOP Cohort 3 Recap

For the third cohort of the Hawai'i Talent Onboarding Program (HITOP), it meant getting muddy in the taro patch, learning about the importance of food insecurity, and sharing personal stories with new friends. Cultivating Sustainable Agriculture and Stories of...

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HITOP Cohort 3 Teach for America Teachers

We are excited to introduce you to the three Teach for America corps members who have been sponsored by United Airlines to participate in the Movers and Shakas HITOP Program. These teachers are passionate about education and committed to making a difference in the...

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HITOP Cohort 2 Recap

On November 10th, we celebrated the completion of programing for the second cohort of HITOP! The program included three community workdays with participating partners Kako‘o ‘Ōiwi, Institute for Human Services and The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together, as well as...

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HITOP Pilot Recap

On June 23rd, we celebrated the completion of programming for the Hawaii Talent Onboarding Program (HITOP), a new program for recently relocated residents and returning kama’āina. Thirty participants from some of Hawaii's top companies and organizations participated...

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Update on Cohort 2

In light of the surge in COVID-19 cases, shortage of hospital resources, and Governor Ige urging visitors to stay away through the end of October, we've made the difficult decision to postpone Cohort 2 until January 2022 (pending COVID risk). We’re bummed, but the...

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2021 Digital + Social Media Awards

Thanks to our partnership with IQ 360 Public Relations, the Movers and Shakas PR campaign had over 7 billion online readership impressions with 8 million views in just four weeks and won "Best Media Relations Campaign" at The 2021 Digital + Social Media Awards....

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Message from the Director

Aloha kākou! Eye-opening. Meaningful. Inspiring. Diverse. Rewarding. Unforgettable. These are some of the words that cohort fellows used to describe their Movers and Shakas experience. We recently completed our inaugural journey with our first cohort of Movers and...

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