EA Ecoversity receives $20K grant for Heluna‘ike program
EA Ecoversity has received a $20,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant for Heluna‘ike, its digital micro-credentialing program for Native Hawaiians.
In 2023, Spectrum is awarding $1.1 million total to 46 nonprofit organizations through Spectrum Digital Education, which supports broadband technology programs, education and training in unserved and underserved communities throughout the company’s service area.
EA Ecoversity is a Hawaiian culture-based, higher education and career training program that provides blended online and offline learning in an atmosphere of aloha. Designed for Native Hawaiians ages 15-30, EA Ecoversityʻs tuition-free, personalized program offers opportunities to earn diverse micro-credentials, and engage in paid internships, hands-on exploration and research in the environment.
The funding will support their Heluna‘ike digital micro-credentialing program, which will give Native Hawaiians an opportunity to earn industry-recognized, culturally-aligned digital micro-credentials and enable them to grow their careers.
Spectrum presented the $20,000 grant at the organization’s headquarters in Hilo. Rep. Richard Onishi and Spectrum executives participated in the celebration.