Hawai`i Village of Hope: Using Technology to Build Community Capacity
Wednesday, March 28 10:15-10:35 AM Location: Edison F
Presider: Kathleen Klinger, National University, United States
Abstract: The vison of a Hawai`i Village of Hope relies on using technology to build community capacity to attract and coordinate an optimal mix of professionals who are aligned to the specific needs of the target audience of homeless individuals. A major challenge for Waianae CARE in designing and developing the Hawai`i Village of Hope is in working with the homeless while respecting the cultural ties and values at the core of Pacific Rim island societies. Eight strategies with corresponding events to build social capital and community capacity are outlined. Trust is also key to building a bridge between generations. The recognition of the generational differences in interests, technology skill sets, financial mindsets, and choices of Millennials and Gen Z are being addressed as intergenerational communication in a long term, community capacity building plan that measures success in future sustainability and maximization of resources.