About Our Chapter
With ripe papaya and fresh orchid farms surrounding the school, the people are proud of their home and heritage. Although recently the community has been threatened and by an active volcano spewing lava and damaging homes, the Pahoa Intermediate School still stands, and their students are proud as ever. “We are the Pahoa Kids!” exclaim the students.
ALL-STARS PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS LEAGUES TO PREPARE THEM FOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS.
77% Qualify for a Free or Discounted Lunch Program
52% Asian American/Pacific Islander
5% Black/African American
5% Native American/American Indian
By Jason Spector, Research & Evaluation Director
Defining program quality is no small feat, and for ASAS, specifying what “quality” means has been intrinsically tied to our organization’s historical governance structure.
HAWAII AGRICULTURAL FOUNDATION KIDS COOKING INITIATIVE PROVIDES TRAINING FROM RENOWNED LOCAL CHEFS
REPRESENTATIVE JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA MET WITH HAWAII STUDENTS AT THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL
Kimi Takazawa is the president and CEO of After-School All-Stars Hawai`i (ASASHI) and is responsible for the strategic planning and growth and financial of the organization. Since joining ASASHI in 2017, she has worked with the board to craft a three-year strategic plan, collaborated with staff to create the organization culture mission: The Culture of Helpfulness and Excellence as tenants for how employees perform, engage and treat one another and set organization-wide standards for measuring and implementing program quality assessment via the Weikart Center’s Youth Program Quality Assessment.
Takazawa was previously with the Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America, where she has served as their Director of Development and Marketing. Takazawa’s experience and tenure with Scouting allows her to draw best practices, strategic planning and fundraising strategies, and apply them to her role with ASAS. She is passionate and committed to the betterment of Hawaii’s youth.
Takazawa is a Weinberg Fellow for non-profit leadership and was in the Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance Cohort 2. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She attended Punahou School, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Columbia University in the City of New York. She also attended Sophia University to study the Japanese language and culture.