A network of trusted, people-powered spaces that provide resources
to build more connected and prepared communities.
Community driven solutions are key to
transformative change and resilience.
resilience hub phases
Phase I: Respond to COVID-19 and provide for basic needs
Phase II: Economic resilience, disaster preparedness, and recovery
Phase III: Develop energy resilience impact hubs that cultivate collective prosperity
RESILIENCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
A goal of the Resilience Hub initiative is to build individual capacity and community networks to be resilient and ready for anything. To get there, Vibrant Hawai'i is hosting a Resilience Leadership Academy (RLA) - a monthly development program with curated content by local experts.
Between February and May 2021, every 2nd Thursday from 9am to 12pm, we hold space online for a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and best practices to be shared. Participants will be equipped with tools to apply the learning, and be encouraged to connect with peers within their cohort to reflect and discuss their experiences.
Resilience Leadership Academy launch line-up:
February 11 - External Communication & Community Relations
March 11 - Team Building & Internal Communication
April 8 - Volunteer Management & Recognition
May 13 - Disaster Preparedness & Response
Through the RLA, grassroots leaders will have the opportunity to hone and develop skill sets, cultivate relationships with folks around the island, and be part of a resilient community network that advances vibrant, positive outcomes.
Register for the academy at vibranthawaii.org/get-involved
RESILIENCE HUBS 2.0
Vibrant Hawai'i received donations from several coastal residents with a passionate desire to support the work of building resilient communities. This kōkua provided an opportunity to re-active hubs and programs that launched to support COVID-19 emergency response and spark more hubs in more communities.
Hubs 2.0 runs February to May 2021, with an emphasis on helping communities bounce forward via economic development initiatives and empowering residents with tools to build resilience.
There are hubs in every district on Hawai‘i Island; the 2.0 network includes:
Hāmākua: Honomū Gym, Pāpa‘ikou Gym, Hāmākua Youth Foundation, Pōhāha I Ka Lani
East Hawai‘i: Island of Hawai‘i YMCA, Kawananakoa Gym, Pana‘ewa Farmers Market, UH Hilo, Waiākea Uka Gym
Puna: Leilani Estates Neighborhood Watch, Men of Pa‘a x Kanaka O Puna
Ka‘ū: Nā‘ālehu Hongwanji x O Ka‘ū Kākou, Pāhala Resilience Hub
Kohala: Kailapa Community Association, Feed Hawaiʻi x One Heart Hub, Overflow Church x Partners in Development, St. James Church, Waimea District Park
West Hawai‘i: Kama‘aina Hale Apartments, Miloli‘i Kōkua Hub
PHASE 1 IMPACT SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2020
Over the 16 week activation, the hubs provided safe and supportive space to assist keiki with virtual learning, increased access to laptops and wifi, and supported the local food ecosystem through distribution of restaurant-prepared meals and local produce bags to assist 41,733 households and 108,214 individuals on Hawai’i Island (38% were keiki under age 18). This activation mobilized an island-wide coalition of grassroots leaders whose efforts increased equity and social capital, promoted health and wellness, and deepened cooperation, collaboration, and trust within and across communities.
Cooper Center and Volcano Arts Center, Kim Miller & Linda Ugalde • County of Hawaiʻi Kawananakoa Gym, Chelbielyn Hanohano Flemming • Halekiʻi Resilience Hub and Friends of the Children of West Hawaiʻi, Michael Olsen • Hāmākua Youth Foundation, T. Mahealani Maikui & Jeannette Soon-Ludes • Hawaiian Beaches/Hawaiian Shores, Jessie Aguilar • Hawaiian Paradise Park Activities Center, Judi & Vanessa Houle • Hilo Coffee Mill, Caitlin Davis • Kailapa Community Center, Shari Ann Drummondo • Kō Education Center, Kalehua Kukahiko • Kua O Ka Lā, Pilimai Traub • Laʻiʻōpua, Kawehi Inaba • Laupāhoehoe Train Museum, Doug Connors & Auntie Lucille Chung • Leilani Community Association, Greg Armstrong • Lower Puna, Sammy Hastings • Maku‘u Farmers Market, Laua‘e Kekahuna • Nā‘ālehu Hongwanji, Michelle Galimba & Nadine Ebert • Nānāwale Community Association, Aaron Ferreira & Kanaka Ha‘aheo • Nā Kahua Hale O Uluwini, Toni Symons • Ocean View, Pam & Hannah Ako • Pahala Community, Katie Graham • Pahoa Schools Foundation, Hoku Fernandez • Pana‘ewa Farmers Market and Hub, Justine Kamelamela & Ahia Dye • Partners in Development Foundation and Overflow Church, Ross Pagat • Pōhāhāikalani, Kūlia Tolentino-Potter • Puna Baptist Church, Paula Minney • Salvation Army Hilo Corp, Lt. Jacob Bratton • St. James Church, Lauren Avery • Sure Foundation Puna, Richard Gorman • University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Farrah Marie-Gomes • Volcano School of Arts & Science, Kim Miller & Kalima Kinney
Programs That Supported Hubs
Big Island Face Shield Group/3D Printing: Kean Wong, Ava Williams, Caroline Landry • Community and Financial Resilience, Rebecca Choi, Cheryl Matsumura, Kalehua Kukahiko and Kim Kobayashi • Conscious Communities, Sulma Gandhi • Full Life, Mar Ortaleza • Hāmākua Harvest, Marielle Hampton & Lei Lei Paolacci • Honeybee Education Program, Jenny Bach • Ke Kula ‘O Aloha ‘Aina, Heidi Hart • Keiki Heroes • Wellness Training for Students, Donna Matthews & Lacy Matsumoto • Young Keiki Learning and Enrichment, Cheyenne Jouppi