CHANGE THE FIRST FIVE YEARS, CHANGE EVERYTHING
Helping Children Succeed
The first five years of a child’s life are critical for setting the foundations for lifelong health, learning and success. WCC Early Education Program provides keiki with quality, whole-child experiences to put our youngest learners on a path to succeed 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. Before the pandemic 89% of our families were low-to-moderate income.`
TOUCHING THE LIVES OF KUPUNA
WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT KUPUNA MORE THEN EVER DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
FOOD SECURITY - Providing thousands of hot meals and bags of groceries to seniors in need and helping them transition to more permanent food sources.
SENIOR SAFE RIDE - We’re helping seniors who no longer feel safe on public transportation and are not able to pay for rides to access food, basic supplies and medical care.
TECH SAAVY SENIORS - Our Virtual Community Center, kupuna tech training and iPad lending library are opening new worlds for isolated seniors.
HELPING SENIORS IN NEED - We continue coordinating services and resources for hundreds of seniors in need and/or in critical situations. This crucial service is in more demand than ever.
COMMUNITY: WE'RE #STRONGERTOGETHER!
"Sticks in a bundle cannot be broken." - African Proverb
At Waikīkī 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 and pedestrian safety.
Since COVID-19, demand for our Emergency Food Pantry has increased by almost 400%. WCC is also providing a RENTAL ASSISTANCE program for those whose incomes have been affected by COVID-19.