Education milestones for women in WCCC programs

Posted on Apr 27, 2022 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main
Proud WCCC graduates celebrate their success.

Proud WCCC graduates celebrate their success.

Guests at the graduation ceremony included (from left): Hawai‘i Friends for Restorative Justice director Lorenn Walker, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, Governor Ige, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and Rep. Linda Ichiyama.

Guests at the graduation ceremony included (from left): Hawai‘i Friends for Restorative Justice director Lorenn Walker, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, Governor Ige, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and Rep. Linda Ichiyama.

It was a ceremony filled with chicken-skin moments as 31 women at the Women’s Community Correctional Center were honored for completing several educational programs, including GED, GED tutor training, and Windward CC and Kapi‘olani CC classes. Governor and Mrs. Ige, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Rep. Linda Ichiyama and other officials attended.

The Hawai‘i Friends for Restorative Justice was able to expand and continue important educational work at WCCC with the help of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) grant awarded to them last August. “These women have taken an important step toward fulfilling their true potential,” said the governor. “I’m proud of their progress and the role the GEER program played in supporting these women.”

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