How We Roll

 

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We aspire to provide and document the following programs and services of the Pacific Islander Student Center for our Pacific Islander students on campus and in the community.

What’s Our Story? is a digital storytelling and video interviews of Pacific Islanders who are positively contributing to the social, cultural, educational, spiritual, and economic reality in Hawaii and the United States. These interviews and stories are posted on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/pacificstudentsmedia). Some of the interviews are also incorporated into our monthly television show, “Micronesian Community Voices” broadcasted on Na Leo ‘O Hawai’i, channel 53 every 1st Friday of the month, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Suggest a Story Now!
Micronesian Community Voices is a collaborative effort between the Pacific Islander Student Center, Na Leo ‘O Hawaii, Micronesians United – Big Island, and the Hilo – Waiakea Area Complex’s Honoring Our Culture project. Produced by the Pacific Students Media team, the monthly show features interviews, news, highlights, and documentaries on and about the Micronesian migrant population in the United States. A new episode is shown every 1st Friday of the month, 7:00 – 8:00 pm on cable TV channel 53 and rebroadcasted every Friday at the same time and on the same channel. Watch the Show>>

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What’s Our Story?

Interviews of Pacific Islanders positively contributing to the social, cultural, educational, spiritual, and economic reality in Hawaii and the United States. View stories>

Inspiring our Youth

Sharing stories of a coalition of Pacific Islander youth in Hawaii’s public schools who serve as advocates for peace, unity, and social justice to address the root causes of social and educational inequalities by forming youth leaders and engaging them in high impact experiential learning projects.

Honoring Our Cultures

Inspired by the Hilo – Waiakea Area Complex’s “Honoring Our Cultures” programs for students in the English Language Learners program, we aspire to document the stories Pacific Islander students learning about their respective cultures through hands-on cultural demonstrations, festivals, and performances.

Community Voices

Opportunities to showcase success stories of the Pacific Islander communities in Hawaii on public access television stations to bring awareness to the positive stories of our people in Hawaii. – Micronesian Community Voices on Na Leo O’ Hawaii station in Hilo is on hiatus until further notice

Federation of Concerned & United Students (FOCUS) is a proposed week-long summer camp for Pacific Islander students from the local middle and high schools to become advocates for peace and social justice through digital media.

Pacific Islanders in Higher Education Conference (PIHEC) is an opportunity to unite Pacific Islander students in colleges and universities in Hawaii to discuss advocacy opportunities. More>>

College Day: Opportunities to bring local high school and middle school students of Pacific Island ethnicities to a college campus to inform, inspire, and encourage them to consider a college education. College counselors or school officials can contact the Pacific Islander Student Center to set up a College Exposure Day during the academic year. More>>

Pacific Islander Summer Bridge (PISB) Program is the first step of a year-long college preparation program to introduce first-year students to college-level expectations. Specifically designed for Pacific islanders, the program includes a variety of learning activities, workshops, lectures, tours, and fun social events all designed to help a high school graduate or community college transfer student make the appropriate transition to college life at UH Hilo. More

Wall of Inspiration

A project to create a Wall of Inspiration at the Pacific Islander Student Center at UH Hilo containing the names of UH Hilo alumni from throughout the Pacific Island nations and entities. Th goal is to honor the past, celebrate today’s accomplishments, and inspire current and future Pacific Islander students at UH Hilo.

Events

Pacific Youth Empowerment Summit
An opportunity to unite Pacific Islander students in colleges and universities in Hawaii to discuss advocacy opportunities. More>>

College Day
Opportunities to bring local high school and middle school students of Pacific Island ethnicities to visit the UH Hilo campus to inform, inspire, and encourage them to consider a college education. College counselors or school officials can contact the Pacific Islander Student Center to set up a College Exposure Day during the academic year. More>>

Speakers
Highlighting guest speakers at UH Hilo and the community on issues in the contemporary Pacific.

Summer Bridge Program
The first step of a year-long college preparation program to introduce first-year students to college-level expectations. Specifically designed for Pacific islanders, the program includes a variety of learning activities, workshops, lectures, tours, and fun social events all designed to help a high school graduate or community college transfer student make the appropriate transition to college life at UH Hilo. More>>

Resources

Scholarships
Financial aid opportunities for Pacific Islander students in college.
Student Jobs
Information on student jobs through the Highly Engaged Learning Positions (HELP) for Pacific Islander students at UH Hilo.