Tapestry Engagement Program Pilot

Sponsored by AAUW Honolulu and UHM Office of Civic and Community Engagement (OCCE)

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Volunteer In Your Community

Since 1994, the Office of Civic and Community Engagement has worked with students, faculty, and members of the community. Students are provided with the opportunity to volunteer in their community in meaningful ways while furthering their education.

 

We're looking for women from different generations within Oahu who wish to serve our local communities side by side with their new found sisters on an intergenerational learning adventure. This project will assemble one team of volunteers from diverse backgrounds. The volunteers will weave their unique talents, passion and commitment to form a "tapestry" of engagement programs to address the inequities within our local communities. This team will consist of five women from different walks of life. Participants have the opportunity to work alongside female mentors. We hope that this team will foster meaningful, heartwarming and lasting friendships.

Our 2022 Summer Cohort Team will run from
May 16th, 2022 to June 18th, 2022.

Institute of Human Services has an opportunity for volunteers to landscape a small playground for children living at the shelter.  Please join us on May 21st from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for landscaping, June 4th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for landscaping and June 18th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for socializing, sharing and connecting.

The Deadline to apply is May 10th.
To sign up, please fill out this application:

 https://forms.gle/PNKLNRTaFDPYusBF7

If you have any questions, please email Caroline Kunitake at engagement@aauwhonolulu.org.

Meet the Team

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Caroline Kunitake

Chair

Caroline believes in the mission of AAUW to empower women and girls. She currently volunteers as the AAUW Hawaii State Chapter Secretary, AAUW Honolulu Branch Treasurer and AAUW Honolulu Branch Engagement Team lead. Caroline’s professional expertise include business continuity, disaster recovery, health systems and health insurance. She earned a public health bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a health information systems masters degree from Loma Linda University. Caroline enjoys sewing, helping the elderly and dancing the Argentine tango.

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Raven Sevilleja

AAUW Honolulu Member

Raven Sevilleja is a graduate of the UH William S. Richardson School of Law and is currently a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Career Criminal Division, prosecuting a wide range of felonies, including property and violent crimes.  In an extension of public service to her community, Raven is also a member of the Honolulu County Committee on the Status of Women, a commission that advances and elevates the status of women through education, awareness, development and training.  She also volunteers with the Institute of Human Services, working with its legal team to get court-ordered mental health treatment to the most marginalized in our community.  In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and connecting with nature.  Ultimately, Raven remains committed to her passions for justice, equity, and mental wellness, and hopes to leave a legacy of compassionate advocacy.