Service-Learning | Projects: SHINE
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Project SHINE

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One of our special service efforts is Project SHINE. SHINE is an acronym for Students Helping in Naturalization of Elders. Since 1996, Chaminade students have worked with Kapi’olani Community College and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa to help elder immigrants learn the English and civic skills necessary for becoming citizens. Now part of a national consortium, this successful tutorial was the brainchild of a local grassroots community organization, the Chinese Community Action Coalition. While Chaminade students examine culture/ethnicity in America, legal & ethical issues, the roots of poverty in our communities, religion, or teaching techniques, they learn from and help empower those who are marginalized.


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Do you want more information? Want to get involved?

Please contact Chaminade’s Service-Learning Office:
Director, Candice Sakuda
Phone: (808) 735-4895
FAX: (808) 739-8559
Write: Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu HI 96816