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Social Work Receives OHA Grant

Posted on | September 2, 2011 | Comments Off

Mānoa’s Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work received approximately $270,990 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to fund the continuation of its Hawaiian Learning Program. The grant covers a three-year period and is designed to open doors to careers in social work for Native Hawaiian and other students. It assures the building of a workforce to meet the needs of Native Hawaiian and other under-served populations.

Kupuna Lynette Paglinawan and Kumu Malina Kaulukukui are faculty leaders of the Hawaiian Learning Program.

“This award is crucial to the school establishing a Hawaiian place of learning and training students in social work that is anchored in Hawaiian knowledge, values and practices,” says Noreen Mokuau, dean of the School of Social Work.

Read the news release.

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