September 11, 2014

Maui Nonprofit Gets Grant $2.1 M For Native Hawaiian Education

Maui Family Support Services, Inc. is one of 24 grant recipients included in a $24 million appropriation for programs and institutions of higher education that serve Native Hawaiian communities.

The private nonprofit organization on Maui will receive $650,700 in federal funds from the Native Hawaiian Education Program, according to information released today by US Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz.

In announcing the funding release, Hirono said, “Congratulations to the 24 grantees who are working to prepare Native Hawaiian students and families to reach their educational and career goals.”

“After visiting many of these schools and programs in Hawaii, I have seen first-hand how important it is to empower Native Hawaiian students and will continue to fight for these valuable funds. When students have a sense of place and feel they’re a part of the community, they can thrive in the classroom and beyond,” she said.

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By:  Wendy Osher
Source: Maui Now