We Are Oceania

WAO becomes independent 501(c)3!

March 24, 2021

PIDF is proud to announce that their mentee organization, We Are Oceania, established independence as a 501(c)3. We are excited to maintain a close partnership and see the development of the organization as they continue to serve the Micronesian community.

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20 for the Next 20: Josie Howard

February 12, 2021

We are so proud of our mentee program, We Are Oceania’s Executive Director, Josie Howard, who was selected for Hawaii Business Magazine’s “20 For the next 20,” honoring people whose talents, accomplishments and potential set them apart as emerging leaders of Hawaiʻi for the next 20 years.

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PIDF Covid Response PSA

January 19, 2021

Since the onset of the pandemic, PIDF jumped in to help close the gap between those who have access to resources and those who don’t. This PSA shares PIDF’s outreach and ways to support our communities.

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Open Arms Staff: BHHSURG Heroes

January 11, 2021

BHHSURG: Provider Hero— Open Arms Harbor Iso/Qar Hotels Case Managers featured in this issue.

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WAO launches live helpline

October 1, 2020

In addition to their one-stop shop that offers food, health, housing, employment assistance and more, WAO Provides Covid-relief resources like a live helpline to Micronesian and Pacific Islander Communities.

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Annual Summit Inspires Youth

March 9, 2020

The 4th annual Micronesian Youth Summit hosted hundreds of middle and high school students and featured workshops to support their future success.

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Census Rally Shows Importance of Count

January 14, 2020

A rally at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol building kicked off 2020 Census activities for the year and highlighted the importance of an accurate count.

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ASB Curling Raises $100k for We Are Oceania

October 4, 2019

The 7th annual charity Curling Tournament by American Savings Bank Hawaiʻi raised $100,000 for We Are Oceania.

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We Are Oceania Summit Helps Youth

September 25, 2019

For the last 3 years, We Are Oceania has put on a Micronesian Youth Summit to empower Hawaiʻi’s Micronesian youth and to show them how they can navigate success.

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US Census Bureau Visits We Are Oceania

June 27, 2019

This week, representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau paid a visit to We Are Oceania (WAO). The reps arranged a sit-down with Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) and WAO leadership.

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Remembering Dr. Joakim “Jojo” Peter

April 9, 2019

Partners in Development Foundation is saddened by the death of Dr. Joakim “Jojo” Peter, a founding member of We Are Oceania (WAO) and a vibrant leader in Hawaii’s Micronesian community.

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Micronesian Youth Summit Prepares Children for Future Success

March 11, 2019

We Are Oceania (WAO) hosted the 3rd annual Micronesian Youth Summit on March 9th. The event saw over 300 Micronesian youth in attendance, along with many others from the community that came to speak to the youth about their culture, their lives, and their futures.

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