Maui SDC

Our Projects

A few of our favorite projects over the years.

Child Welfare Services SHAKA

Shaka is an online information management system for the Department of Human Services, State of Hawaii Child Welfare Services. It is designed to be easily accessible to DHS workers, service providers, foster youth, and foster youth resources. It is a secure system to safely and efficiently manage Child Welfare Services cases from Intake to Emancipation.

Shaka addresses the overwhelming amount of information involved in Child Welfare Services cases to make the process easier, efficient, centralized, consistent, and accessible. It seeks to direct the move from a paper dependent system to an electronic information management system while providing computer assisted help for case workers and CWS staff to enable information integrity, security, useful automation, and historical auditing.

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Adult Protective Services SHAKA

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Adult Protective Services LAVA

The APCSB System build is an effort to modernize and improve the current APCS data system. CPSS is a 30+ year old system and was designed and is maintained primarily for Child Welfare case work. The APCSB System build is intended to be the new system of record, developed to utilize modern technologies and improved workflows to directly address the needs of Adult Protective Services. It will be a platform to allow a quick and seamless data entry all the while providing a repository for data that can be used to support and improve the efforts made by all workers.

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Kahikina O Ka La

Ka Hikina O Ka Lā is a specialized program at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) funded by the National Science Foundation in response to the application to erect the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) upon the summit of Haleakala.

The sacred and legendary mountaintop provides extensive educational opportunities through collaborations between the Native Hawaiian community, University of Hawaii Maui College, and the National Science Foundation.

This approach provides a learning environment that integrates Native Hawaiian cultural knowledge and practices into modern scientific technology and instruction. Ka Hikina O Ka Lā is committed to increasing the participation of Native Hawaiians in higher education and guiding them to leadership roles in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The program aims to continuously build strong relationships among cultural resources, scientists, technicians, educators, STEM employers, and community leaders.

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Liko A'e

Liko A’e Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program began in 2003 with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Act. The program is based at University of Hawai‘i Maui College with satellite centers at Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, and Leeward Community Colleges.

The program has successfully funded thousands of Native Hawaiian students throughout the country from associate to professional degree programs. The goal of Liko A'e is to sustain and provide support to Hawaiian students in higher education.

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Mu'o A'e

Mu‘o A‘e (to bud) focuses on increasing the success of Native Hawaiian students. We support students in achieving their educational goals at UH Maui College. We also offer students a challenging, yet rewarding, learning experience. We work together to help students succeed in completing their course work, advancing their education, and graduating.

We offer native Hawaiian haumāna (students) unique educational opportunities that perpetuate cultural knowledge and traditions. We provide a sense of place that nurtures and enhances their self-identity and helps them to make connections to achieve excellence.

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