Team Leader & Project Manager at Pacific Students Media. Yapese student at University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Born and raised in Hilo.

EQAP International Literacy Day Competition 2016

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Aug 162016

“The competition is themed “Why reading matters” and is for Pacific people aged 16 years and under. Entries should capture real life experiences, whereby children and young people can send in personal experiences about how reading has helped them. There’s nothing more powerful than having kids talk to other kids. All they need to do is share a story (preferably their own real life experience) about how reading helped them.”

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Google RISE Awards

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Aug 042016

The Google RISE program <> will be accepting applications from July 28-Sept. 23 from organizations seeking to increase equity in computer science education through extracurricular programs for pre-university students.

Program components include:

  • Access to a 12-month capacity building program that connects awardees with Google expertise

  • Financial support to reward great work ($10,000-$25,000)

  • Operational support depending on the needs of the organization, such as volunteers or pro bono consulting

  • Peer engagement through a community of practice that connects awardees and alumni

Additionally, the RISE program analyzes over 1000 applications per year to understand the global landscape of CS education, and helps scale solutions by amplifying stories so that other communities around the world can benefit from the awardees’ successes and lessons learned.

Since 2010, RISE has benefited 200 organizations across 40 countries and reached over 1 million students.

JOB OPENING: Senior Program Assistant

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Jul 052016

Position Summary:

Under the overall guidance of the Education Program Officer and in close coordination with the Chief of Mission in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the successful candidates will be responsible and accountable for providing full range of programme and implementation assistance in all CADRE activities in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau.

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Webinar: Your Five Steps Guide to Paying for College

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Jul 052016

2016 Wells Fargo Financial Education Series:
Your Five Steps Guide to Paying for College

Date: Thursday, July 14

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

Other time zones:

  • Hawai’i: Thursday, July 14, 10am – 11am
  • American Samoa: Thursday, July 14, 9am – 10am
  • Marshall Islands: Friday, July 15, 8am – 9am
  • Pohnpei, and Kosrae: Friday, July 15, 7am – 8am
  • Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Yap, and Chuuk: Friday, July 15, 6am – 7am
  • Palau: Friday, July 15, 5am – 6am

You will hear the 5-step process to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and changes that will benefit you this October. This webinar is open to all college students, parents and others that may wish to join.

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If you have any questions, please contact APIASF at

JOB OPENING: AAPI Finance Director

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Jul 052016

DISCLAIMER: Pacific Students Media does not endorse Hillary Clinton, Hillary for America, any other US presidential candidate, and their campaigns, and does not reflect the opinions of the Pacific Islander Student Center at UH Hilo, University of Hawai’i at Hilo or any employee thereof.

Hillary for America is seeking an AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) Finance Director.

Position Summary:

The AAPI Finance Director will oversee the strategy and execution of the finance council program. Working closely with our regional finance directors, s/he is responsible for managing the Finance Council program; cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting finance council members; and ultimately setting and surpassing fundraising goals for the program.

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JOB OPENING: Coordinator of Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Involvement & Advocacy

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Jul 052016

University Human Resources at University of Maryland is seeking a Coordinator of Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Involvement & Advocacy.

Position Summary:

Responsible for fostering community among Asian American and Pacific Islander students and leaders, serving as an advocate for the needs of AAPI students in and out of the classroom, and promoting the intellectual, personal, social, leadership, and identity development of AAPI students. The Coordinator will advise AAPI student organizations and leaders and support their efforts in community and program development.

  • Opening Date: 06/30/2016
  • Closing Date: 07/21/2016


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May 072016

BenPeniamina “Ben” Tai’i is an Administration of Justice (AJ) transfer student attending University of Hawai’i at Hilo (UH Hilo).  He transferred from American Samoa Community College in Fall 2015 and participated in the Pacific Islander Summer Bridge Program.  He recently ran for the UH Hilo Student Association (UHHSA) as a Senator-At-Large in UHHSA’s Special Election held from Monday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 4. Continue reading »