HMSA has donated $5,000 to fund the cost of GED and HiSET (high school equivalency credential examinations) for McKinley Community School for Adults students in need. HMSA's contribution will provide the financial assistance needed to help students obtain a high school equivalency credential needed for employment entry or college admission. MCSA is very thankful to HMSA for extending their services to organizations such as our school.
MCSA Maui Campus' Commencement Exercises were held on May 22, 2019 in the Baldwin High School Auditorium. The students were enrolled in: GED, HiSET, CBCSDP, Hawaii Job Corps, Maui Economic Opportunity, UH Maui, Kuina & EOC, Workforce Development Diploma, and Maui Family Support Services.
Joan Sevilla Dantzig was born and raised in Malolos City, Bulacan, Philippines. She met her future husband online and immigrated to the U.S. and got married in Hawaii in 2013. She quickly enrolled in English classes at McKinley Community School for Adults and found her first employment in the U.S. at Ross Stores. She worked for ABC Stores and Basalt Restaurant as well. However, her passion for the hotel industry led to her enrollment in the Hospitality and Tourism Department at Kapiolani Community College where she gained the skills and confidence to pursue her dreams. She has worked as a Guest Service Agent for Aqua Hospitality since June 2018. She considers her wedding day, the day she became a U.S. citizen, and being chosen as Kapiolani Community College Valedictorian Speaker as her greatest personal accomplishments.