CHANGE THE FIRST FIVE YEARS,
Waikiki Community Center Preschool helps children succeed.
The first five years of a child's life are critical for setting the foundations for lifelong health, learning and success. WCC Preschool provides keiki with quality, whole-child experiences to put our youngest learners on a path to success in school and beyond. We also focus on family engagement and learning, which research shows is critical to keiki future success and well-being.
We believe every child should have the opportunity to succeed. WCC is stepping up support for families as many of their incomes have been impacted by COVID-19. Currently, 75 to 90% of our keiki are from low-to-moderate income families.
TOUCHING THE LIVES OF KUPUNA
We empower seniors to live active, meaningful lives
We empower seniors to live active, meaningful lives where they both contribute to the community and receive support. Our programs and services follow best practices established by research to address the whole person – body, mind, and heart. Our services both prevent premature decline and meet critical needs.
WCC has provided more than 5,000 seniors with educational, physical, social and wellness activities that enable them to maintain active, independent lifestyles, delaying premature institutionalization. WCC kupuna also participates in the community as active volunteers, contributing to the betterment of our community.
At Waikiki Community Center, we mobilize our community to make a difference. We built a coalition of individuals, churches, businesses, schools, other nonprofits, and government agencies that addresses issues important to our community, such as disaster preparedness, pedestrian safety, and our latest effort in conjunction with the Genki Ala Wai Project to help clean the waters of the Ala Wai Canal.
Since COVID-19, demand for our Emergency Food Pantry has increased by 400%.
"Sticks in a bundle cannot be broken"
- African Proverb