Community Programs

Obama Museum Literacy Tutoring Program – Designed to provide direct services to children who are not reading at grade level.  This program enables children to increase their literacy skills (reading and writing) which improves self-esteem and confidence.  Students who entered our program, improved their reading and writing skills in school home work.

Hawaiian Africana Youth Enrichment Program (HAYEP) – Designed to acquaint teachers and students with the experience of people of Africana descent cultural experiences through literature (folktales)  cultural skits, dance and drumming in K-12 classrooms.

Jazz Cultural Journey – An event designed to take audience on a musical tour consisting of the African American experience through a rich amalgamation of jazz music that reflects Hawaii’s ethnically diversity musicians under the direction of Tennyson Stephens, renown local pianist.

Black History Month Celebration Exhibit – Public venue: Honolulu Hale (city hall) Municipal Gallery every February.  An educational public activity to engage people in the community.

HIV/AIDS Community Awareness Seminars at local churches provided information to the community as a preventive measure.  The main focus was to reach young people in middle and high schools.

Africana Literary Reading Group – An ongoing activity that meets twice a month on every second Monday and fourth Monday of the Month.  The Group reads literature written mostly by Africana authors around the world. Recently, the group has included Asian American authors as well as writers of antebellum southern genres.

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration – Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel Spar & Resort, December 26 to December 30.  The event is part of the Hotel’s holiday celebration that includes all cultural and ethnic groups.