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Working, Attaining, Achieving

Increase your financial knowledge, gain job skills, and grow your savings!

Are you ready to reach your career and financial goals and chart your course to success? Join the FREE WA‘A program for support with: 

» Job Training & Placement 

Are you seeking employment? Need a standout resume? Want to participate in a vocational training opportunity? 

» Financial Literacy 

Take control of your money. The more you understand finances, the better decisions you make in budgeting and achieving your financial goals.  

Bonus: You could earn a savings match of up to $250 if you complete the program!

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old

  • Have previously experienced homelessness

  • Be able to commit to a 3-4 month program

  • Be motivated to increase your financial and employment skills

This program is completely free. If you're interested, fill out out short form and we'll get in touch!

Sign up today!

To join the program, fill out our short application form and we'll get in touch with next steps.

Get involved!

We welcome volunteers to help with our employment and financial training programs. Your financial support will also help our program participants achieve their goals.


About WA‘A


The WA‘A (Working, Attaining, Achieving) program is for those who want to improve their job skills and increase their financial understanding.


The WA‘A program is modeled after the Hawaiian outrigger canoe, wa‘a, which requires a strong and resilient lead (the program participant) to set the destination and tone for their journey as well as a competent and agile crew (program staff and trainers) who work closely together to reach long-distance goals. 

We’re grateful to be part of the 2022-24 ALICE® Cohort presented by Aloha United Way and Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

If you have any questions about the program, call 808-300-0560 or email

Support our program participants

Your tax-deductible gift will help put families on a pathway to financial stability and sustainable independence. If you have any questions about financially supporting the program, email

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