Mayor Kenoi Will be Featured at the Statewide 2012 Hawai‘i Family Financial Empowerment Symposium in Waikiki

Hawai‘i Island communities are welcome to attend the 2012 Hawai‘i Family Financial Empowerment Symposium on June 27 – 29 at the Waikīkī Marriott on O‘ahu.

This special event is an opportunity for attendees to deepen their understanding of how to further empower families and communities to be self-sufficient. Symposium activities include: place-based learning workshops (huaka‘i) centered on the unique challenges in Hawai‘i; self-actualization through education and entrepreneurship; and exploration of strategies and tools for building financial security and ending generational poverty.

The cost of attendance is $275 for general admission, $125 for non-profit admission, and $50 for student admission. The Symposium will include presentations, workshops, meals and the huaka‘i. Please visit for more information and to complete the registration form. Registration forms may also be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to (808) 534-1199.

The symposium will feature Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi; Hawai‘i Island youth and families; Native Hawaiian practitioners; City Delegates from the Cities for Financial Empowerment; MA‘O Farms; and other community, public and private agencies.

This special event is sponsored by the Hawai‘i Island Ho‘owaiwai Network, whose mission it is to empower families and communities in wealth and asset building, and the Hawai‘i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development [HACBED].

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