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  • Maui’s Delicate Balance – Hawaii Community Service

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    Last time we checked in we were heading to Waipa Farms in Kauai. This community farm, dedicated to connecting people to aloha ‘aina (the love and care for the land that provides for us), offers a variety of Hawaiian and Kauain plants and fruits. One of the farm guides, Kaui, taught us about the importance […]

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  • Natural Beauty in Oahu & Kauai – Community Service Hawaii

    Aloha Kakou! The team has nicely settled into our Hawaiian home! Since last checking in, we finished exploring Oahu, ventured to a new island, and completed two new service projects. With a few days left in Oahu, we made one particularly important stop – Pearl Harbor. It was a powerful learning experience for us all, as […]

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  • The Aloha State – Community Service Hawaii

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    The first days of our Hawaii service program have offered incredible sights and fulfilling service! After an exciting journey to this tiny slice of paradise, the group relaxed by sailing aboard a massive catamaran overlooking the Honolulu coastline, which boasts a unique island skyline featuring Diamond Head. Trip members were engaged by the beautiful shades of […]

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  • The Highlight Reel – Hawaii Community Service

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    Habitat for Humanity ReStore was our last community partner of our time in Hawaii.  We worked with AmeriCorps VISTA to improve the store a few different ways simultaneously. Our group split out into teams over our two days at the store to build a display area for mattresses (from scratch! We’re talking cutting doors and […]

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