Recent Announcements

  • Support HACBED for Free with Amazon Smile!
    Need to buy a birthday present? Maybe just looking to stock up on supplies? If you are planning to make a purchase on Amazon.com anyway, please remember, you can help to support HACBED at not extra cost to you through Amazon Smile. Please use the link below when making your purchase and Amazon will make a small donation on your behalf.

    Mahalo!
    Posted May 18, 2015, 5:15 PM by HACBED Administrator
  • HACBED Now Accepting AmeriCorps VISTA Applications!!!
    We are now accepting applications for our Food Systems and Nutrition focused AmeriCorps VISTA position! The position is scheduled to begin in mid-August of this year. We will be accepting applications through mid-July. Please click on the following link to view the full position description and application: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=61064&fromSearch=true
    Posted May 7, 2015, 3:16 PM by HACBED Administrator
  • UH West O‘ahu Bachelor of Applied Science with a concentration in Sustainable Community Food Systems - Now Available!!!

    UH West O‘ahu Bachelor of Applied Science with a concentration in Sustainable Community Food Systems (BAS-SCFS) prepares students for a variety of careers including natural resource management, agriculture and food policy, K-12 education, sustainable inputs and value-added food businesses, social enterprise, non-profit organization management, social work and certified organic agriculture production and research.

    This is a multi-disciplinary, experiential and applied education program about key ecological and social issues in food and agricultural systems, incorporating problem-based and hands-on learning to develop food system professionals capable of solving real-world problems and transitioning Hawai‘i agriculture toward greater ecological sustainability and social equity. Please click here to download the academic sheet for the degree program


    Posted Apr 30, 2015, 3:37 PM by HACBED Administrator
  • VITA Interview on KITV
    HACBED board member, Wayne Tanna, stopped by the KITV4 studio this morning to talk about the taxes and the VITA Program. Please click on the following link to watch the interview: http://www.kitv.com/news/thismorning/tips-to-help-you-prepare-for-taxes/32132952
    Posted Apr 9, 2015, 5:25 PM by HACBED Administrator
  • HACBED Board Member, Wayne Tanna, on KITV
    On Wednesday, April 1st, HACBED Board Member, Wayne Tanna, will be interviewed on the morning news. The interview will be broadcast very early on the KITV 4. Please tune in to watch Wayne talk about the VITA Program, which provides free tax services to low- to moderate-income individuals and families. The interview will also be available for viewing online at www.kitv.com
    Posted Mar 30, 2015, 5:57 PM by HACBED Administrator
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Who are we?

The Hawai'i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED) is a statewide, federally tax-exempt, non-profit organization. HACBED was established in 1992 to encourage an increase in investments in sustainable and community-based approaches to economic development. 

Hawaii Alliance for Community Based Economic Development

Our Mission

HACBED strives to...

  • address social, economic, and environmental injustice in Hawai'i through community-based economic development and
  • help strengthen the voice and actions of Hawai'i's families and communities so that they have the choice and control they need to become self-sufficient and resilient.

Pursuit of Our Mission

Above all, HACBED serves this place called Hawai'i, as well as those who choose to be of this place and work to make it their home. In particular, HACBED has a strong focus on those who face social and economic injustices. HACBED provides this service by empowering education and capacity building for communities through policy development and advocacy for positive systemic change.

A "competitive advantage" is defined as "resources that allow an entity to develop and maintain an edge over competitors who produce similar goods and services." HACBED's competitive advantages stem from its knowledge and experience as it relates to community engagement and the connections HACBED has been able to form.This advantage is founded on the belief that people “know” and “can” and is conducted through informed and skilled “listening” that strengthens the community voice and and promotes collective action. By focusing on its competitive advantages. HACBED is able to build trust and credibility while maintaining its “activist” roots, which involve addressing injustice by acting to change things that are wrong.

Sustainability

HACBED is sustained by...

  • the relationships and trust that has been developed in order to advance the cause of social, economic, and environmental justice that serve this place – Hawai`i, 
  • the ability to bring value to efforts that build community voice and collective action, and
  • the ability to refine and expand on the ideal mix of funding and financing to advance the organizations work and mission.
Robert Agres and friends at the conclusion of the 2012 HACBED Symposium