Pacific Gateway Center

Pacific Gateway Center PGC’s key operations include social services, economic development, & education with strategies addressing the critical needs of our targeted populations.
The Pacific Gateway Center (PGC) was established in 1973 by the Palama Council of Churches, is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit corporation (FEIN: 99-0236204), and created in response to the heavy influx of Asian and Pacific Island immigrants and refugees to the state of Hawai‘i. The PGC was incorporated as an independent organization in 1984 with a governing Board of Directors, private non-profit 501(c)(3) status and membership with the Aloha United Way. Today, PGC is governed by a 15-member volunteer Board with an Executive Director.
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August Food Distribution dates! Yes @na_kupuna_makamae will still be continuing the distributions next month! Big big ma...
07/25/2020

August Food Distribution dates! Yes @na_kupuna_makamae will still be continuing the distributions next month! Big big mahalo to our partners and supporters! @pacificgateway @alohaharvest @hihelpisontheway @hamproduceseafood! 🤙🤙🤙

We will not be cancelling the food distribution tomorrow but if the weather does turn bad please do not go. ☔️

#fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #hihelpisontheway #hhiotw #hamproduceandseafood

July Food Distribution dates at our @na_kupuna_makamae location down in Kakaako! 🤙🤙🤙•Please note that there will not be ...
07/01/2020

July Food Distribution dates at our @na_kupuna_makamae location down in Kakaako! 🤙🤙🤙

Please note that there will not be a distribution this Saturday due to Fourth of July. 🇺🇸 But we will be back on July 11.

As always, please give a BIG mahalo to our partners @alohaharvest @hihelpisontheway and @hamproduceseafood ! We could not have done this without their amazing support! 👏👏👏

#fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #hihelpisontheway #hhiotw #hamproduceandseafood

We had a successful day yesterday at our food distribution!Held every week during June on Saturday from 12-230 at Na Kup...
06/14/2020

We had a successful day yesterday at our food distribution!
Held every week during June on Saturday from 12-230 at Na Kupuna Makamae, 653 Ala Moana Blvd.
We are so grateful to Aloha Harvest and Ham Produce and Seafood for donating a variety of perishable and non-perishable food to us, hihelpisontheway and all their volunteers for coming out to not only help pass out food but also drive and deliver food to high risk seniors and finally to Honolulu Police Department (Official Site) for helping and making sure that our distribution runs smoothly.

A special thank you to Senator Sharon Moriwaki and Adrian Tam for taking time out of their busy schedule to come and help us out at our distribution!

@na_kupuna_makamae food distribution will continue throughout June! However, instead of weekly Fridays it will now be he...
06/02/2020

@na_kupuna_makamae food distribution will continue throughout June! However, instead of weekly Fridays it will now be held on Saturdays. Same time same place just different day. 👌 As always, share the word!

And don’t forget to give a BIG mahalo to our partners @alohaharvest @hihelpisontheway and @hamproduceseafood ! We could not have gone this far without them! 🤙🤙🤙

#fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #hihelpisontheway #hhiotw #hamproduceandseafood

Nā Kūpuna Makamae Center
05/28/2020

Nā Kūpuna Makamae Center

Don’t forget to share! @hihelpisontheway has free food boxes for Kupunas and other vulnerable home bound people who have no other means of help! Contact them today! #freefood #community #hawaii #helpisontheway

CENSUS 2020 & INDIVIDUAL COVID-19 HARDSHIP PROGRAMREACHING OUT TO 500+ Information sharing with people about fund opport...
05/22/2020

CENSUS 2020 & INDIVIDUAL COVID-19 HARDSHIP PROGRAM
REACHING OUT TO 500+

Information sharing with people about fund opportunity to help their Ohana!

Reminding food recipients about their response to CENSUS 2020. Pacific Gateway Center offers free assistance to those who need help.

ALOHA FRIDAY!Today's FREE food distributions at Na Kupuna Makamae, 653 Ala Moana Blvd. We are so grateful for a variety ...
05/22/2020

ALOHA FRIDAY!
Today's FREE food distributions at Na Kupuna Makamae, 653 Ala Moana Blvd.
We are so grateful for a variety of food to share with our needy individuals, families and communities: Eggs, milks, veggies, fruits, snacks and nonperishable items.

Around 150 boxes were delivered to kupuna and their families. At least another 300 others received food at our site.

Gratitude and appreciation goes to #Alohaharvest, #HamProduce, #Helpisontheway, #HPD, #Pacificgatewaycenter staff and many volunteers.

PGC PSA on Olelo PSA Service calling for small local businesses to contact us to join our Social Enterprise Program! Sma...
05/21/2020

PGC PSA on Olelo PSA Service calling for small local businesses to contact us to join our Social Enterprise Program! Small business owners who are suffering right now, please reach out to us so that we can help you!
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YouTube: Look up “Pacific Gateway Center PSA” poster by Olelo Community Media. Link - youtube.com/watch?v=HaZu1Af1t4l&feature=youtu.be
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More info on our site: pacificgatewaycenter.org/sep
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SEP Consultation form: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAlpQLScmmKZ24rTM0kVBdhfHIZ-CYrZfGOugeN6lqkoOldnzd0OWpQ/view form
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#pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #socialenterpriseprogram #sep @ Pacific Gateway Center

Aloha everyone! If you would like to contribute to our food distribution, please consider donating some bags to us! Pape...
05/21/2020

Aloha everyone! If you would like to contribute to our food distribution, please consider donating some bags to us! Paper or plastic, as long as they’re unused we would love to take them. And ziplock bags would help us separate large quantity items so that we can give enough to each family. See flyer for more details, Mahalo!
#fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc

INDIVIDUAL COVID-19 HARDSHIP RELIEF PROGRAM will open tomorrow, Monday, May 18, 2020.Pease contact the three organizatio...
05/18/2020

INDIVIDUAL COVID-19 HARDSHIP RELIEF PROGRAM will open tomorrow, Monday, May 18, 2020.
Pease contact the three organizations listed in the images if you are in need of help.

Pacific Gateway Center was able to share information about this program to ~ 500 individuals/families at our Free Food Distribution last Friday. Hope many needy people are benefited from this program.

Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund (May 18th at 12 Noon)This is another opportunity for small businesses (on Oahu o...
05/17/2020
Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund — One Oahu - COVID-19 Information

Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund (May 18th at 12 Noon)

This is another opportunity for small businesses (on Oahu only) to apply.

PURPOSE: is to reimburse small businesses for costs incurred from business interruption due to Emergency Proclamations and help small businesses implement safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Online application

Detailed required info about the fund, qualification, requriements, and forms can be found from the url below:

https://www.oneoahu.org/small-business

PGC will hold a workshop at 9:00 AM, Sunday, 5/17th at its Na Kupuna Makamae Center - 653 Ala Moana Blvd, Hon 96813 to help small businesses navigate through this.

Another Aloha Friday with Free Food Distribution at Na Kupuna Makamae Center today (5/15/2020). Approximately 500 boxes/...
05/16/2020

Another Aloha Friday with Free Food Distribution at Na Kupuna Makamae Center today (5/15/2020). Approximately 500 boxes/bags of fresh produce, fruits, eggs, non-perishable food were shared to the community today.
@653 Ala Moana Blvd (corner of Keawe and Ala Moana Blvd).

We are very grateful for all the food and produce donated by #AlohaHarvest, #HamProduceandSeafood, #AuntyNani's Cookies.

We appreciate many volunteers of #HelpisontheWay and from #HonoluluPoliceDepartment who tirelessly worked to distribute food at the site and deliver food to another 100 recipients/families.

Another Aloha Friday (May 8th) at Na Kupuna Makamae Center,We have Free Food Distribution for our community.This is our ...
05/08/2020

Another Aloha Friday (May 8th) at Na Kupuna Makamae Center,
We have Free Food Distribution for our community.
This is our first week adopting walk-in food distribution.
It has worked very well.

Thanks to Aloha Harvest, Help Is On the Way, Patrick and Friends, officers of Honolulu Police Department, our BOD members, and other donors and volunteers who made this event possible.

Next Food Distribution Date, May 15th, 12:00 - 2:30 pm

Aloha everyone, please go to @na_kupuna_makamae page and read the detail on changes for the event. And please note that ...
05/05/2020

Aloha everyone, please go to @na_kupuna_makamae page and read the detail on changes for the event. And please note that there is NO food distribution at our Kalihi office. Pick up only at NKMC. Thank you. #fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #hihelpisontheway #hhiotw

Families: May 5th is the deadline to claim for your child(ten) under 17.If you cannot make this deadline, your family wi...
05/04/2020
Economic Impact Payment

Families: May 5th is the deadline to claim for your child(ten) under 17.
If you cannot make this deadline, your family will not receive $500/child until next year.

Learn how to take action now.

PGC currently has hundreds dozens of eggs...to give to needy individuals, families, communities. Pls contact us via hao@...
05/02/2020

PGC currently has hundreds dozens of eggs...to give to needy individuals, families, communities. Pls contact us via [email protected] to arrange a pick up, starting Monday, 5/4th. Thanks to the donation from Aloha Harvest. ❤️💕❤️💕

One of our immigrant farmers donated 300 lbs of sunrise papayas for Pacific Gateway Center’s food distribution event tod...
05/02/2020

One of our immigrant farmers donated 300 lbs of sunrise papayas for Pacific Gateway Center’s food distribution event today at Na Kupuna Makamae Center, 653 Ala Moana Blvd

Aloha everyone, we will be continuing our food delivery @na_kupuna_makamae for the month of May! This event is open to t...
05/01/2020

Aloha everyone, we will be continuing our food delivery @na_kupuna_makamae for the month of May! This event is open to the community and to all ages. Thank you to our partners @alohaharvest and @hihelpisontheway ! 👏 It will be from 12-230pm (as supplies last)! To make sure that everyone is at a safe distance we ask everyone to line up in their cars on Keawe St and we will come drop the food off through your window. Let’s all work together to keep safe. To seniors who cannot come, we do have food delivery, please contact @na_kupuna_makamae by phone or email by Thursday of every week. Mahalo and help share! #fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #hihelpisontheway #hhiotw

05/01/2020

Congratulation @pacificgateway @na_kupuna_makamae @alohaharvest @hihelpisontheway ! We ended the last Friday of April with the highest count of families helped! 👏👏👏 Our weekly Friday distributions at NKMC will continue on throughout May so make sure to go! Go to their page to see more pictures from the event and for the location. #fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #helpisontheway

Small Business Administration Will Resume Accepting PPP Loan Applications onMonday, April 27, 2020 4:30 a.m. HST Do you ...
04/27/2020
COVID-19 Hawaii Business Resource Page

Small Business Administration Will Resume Accepting PPP Loan Applications on
Monday, April 27, 2020 4:30 a.m. HST

Do you need financial support for your small business? Did funding run out before you were helped? We understand that not all of our businesses were able to apply for SBA’s relief programs before the first round of PPP funding expired. Fortunately, another round of loan applications will begin on Monday. The SBA announced that it will resume accepting applications for payroll protection from approved lenders of any eligible borrower. We anticipate that this round of funds will expire before all those eligible can apply, so contact your financial institution and view the resources below for more information.

https://invest.hawaii.gov/business/covid-19-hawaii-business-resource-page/#ppp

Economic Injury Disaster Loan: apply online via: www.sba.gov

Paycheck Protection Program loan: apply via SBA lenders in Hawaii:
https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/articles/HI%20Lenders%2010-10.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Hao Nguyen via [email protected] or 808-386-3574

DBEDT is gathering information and resources for Hawaii’s small businesses affected by COVID-19. We will keep updating this page, so please be sure to refer back here often. If you become aware of additional resources, please email them to [email protected] and we will share them here. The fol...

Paycheck Protection Loan and EIDL loan Application Assistance Workshop was held this morning (Sat, 4/25/20) for ethnic m...
04/26/2020

Paycheck Protection Loan and EIDL loan Application Assistance Workshop was held this morning (Sat, 4/25/20) for ethnic minority business owners. Glad ~ 30 business owners from Vietnamese, Chinese, Laotian, Thai, Philippine communities came

Pacific Gateway Center was proud of joining this meaningful effort initiated by Congressman Case, Councilmember Fukunaga, DBEDT, Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

#HelpingHawaiiSmallBusinesses; #PacificGatewayCenter- If you own a business with less than 500 employees;- If you seek f...
04/24/2020

#HelpingHawaiiSmallBusinesses; #PacificGatewayCenter
- If you own a business with less than 500 employees;
- If you seek financial assistance from the new $484 billion relief package;
Join the “Small Business Assistance” workshop
Training and Application Support for Small Businesses- Property Owners
Saturday., 4/25/2020 @ 9AM
Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union
1226 College Walk, Hon 96817
RSWP today (4/24/2020) to [email protected] or call Hao Nguyen @ 808-386-3574
This event is co-sponsored by Pacific Gateway Center

Another Friday’s Food distribution to seniors and the general public.@ Na Kupuna Makamae Center.  Friday, 04/25/2020 fro...
04/24/2020

Another Friday’s Food distribution to seniors and the general public.
@ Na Kupuna Makamae Center.
Friday, 04/25/2020 from 12noon to 2:30PM.
Teams #Pacificgatewaycenter, #Alohaharvest, #Helpisontheway

Great work to our @na_kupuna_makamae program, @alohaharvest and @hihelpisontheway! They are the driving force behind thi...
04/23/2020

Great work to our @na_kupuna_makamae program, @alohaharvest and @hihelpisontheway! They are the driving force behind this. And thank you to @staradvertiser for the amazing article! Mahalo 🤙#fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #helpisontheway

04/22/2020

Last week we had a good turn out, thank you to everyone for coming! Don’t forget that we have another food drop this week Friday. Make sure to come between 12-230pm as it is only while supplies last! And a great big thank you to everyone involved, we could not have done it without their help! @pacificgateway @alohaharvest @hihelpisontheway 🤙 Head over to @na_kupuna_makamae to see pictures from the event! #fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #helpisontheway

Aloha everyone, please take a moment to read about this amazing program @chefhuihi has started. (Swipe for description)....
04/16/2020

Aloha everyone, please take a moment to read about this amazing program @chefhuihi has started. (Swipe for description). This Go Fund Me will help support restaurants, farmers and the community! If you are able to donate a little, please google “Give&Go Community Meal Program Chef Hui”. We at PGC am so proud to support Chef Hui in this. Much mahalo everyone. 🙏 #feedthepeoplehi #chefhui @ Pacific Gateway Center

Click here for GoFundMe page:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/give-amp-go-community-meal-program?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Chef Hui:
https://www.chefhui.com/feedthepeoplehi

Pastries still available at our Kalihi office! Come support our non-profit by picking up some cheap eats! Stop by 723-C ...
04/15/2020

Pastries still available at our Kalihi office! Come support our non-profit by picking up some cheap eats! Stop by 723-C Umi St in Kalihi for assorted baked goods or call us at (808) 851-7000! #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #pastries @ Pacific Gateway Center

04/15/2020

We had to push last week’s food drop up by a day but a lot of families were still able to make it. Thank you to everyone involved, we could not have done it without them. @pacificgateway @alohaharvest @hihelpisontheway 👏👏👏 Dont forget to come to our food drop this week Friday! #fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #helpisontheway

This week’s Friday Food Drop at Na Kūpuna Makamae Center (a project of PGC) has been moved to Thursday in observance of ...
04/08/2020

This week’s Friday Food Drop at Na Kūpuna Makamae Center (a project of PGC) has been moved to Thursday in observance of Good Friday! The other two Friday dates will stay the same. Mahalo and help share! #fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #helpisontheway

04/08/2020

Last week food drop at Na Kūpuna Makamae Center was an amazing success! We could not have done it without @alohaharvest @islandsburgers @hihelpisontheway 👏👏👏 Go to @na_kupuna_makamae to see pictures of everyone in action. 💪 #fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #islandsburgers #helpisontheway

Updated flyer: @hhhrc_ and @hawaiifoodbank is doing it again! Food Drop at Na Kupuna Makamae Center (a project of PGC) t...
04/07/2020

Updated flyer: @hhhrc_ and @hawaiifoodbank is doing it again! Food Drop at Na Kupuna Makamae Center (a project of PGC) this Wednesday! Open to public from 12:30pm. As always, please help share and get the word out to those who are in need! 🙏 Mahalo! #fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #h3rc #hhhrc #foodbank #hawaiifoodbank

We are partnering with @alohaharvest and @islandsburgers to bring food to everyone! Aloha Harvest will be delivering fre...
04/01/2020

We are partnering with @alohaharvest and @islandsburgers to bring food to everyone! Aloha Harvest will be delivering fresh vegetable, fruits, assorted dry food and nonperishable items while Islands Restaurant is donating bentos (bentos only for seniors) to all those who will be coming! This event is open to the community and to all ages. Thank you to our partners! 👏 First event will be this Friday April 3rd from 12-3pm drive through only at Na Kūpuna Makamae Center! To make sure that everyone is at a safe distance we ask everyone to line up in their cars on Keawe St and we will come drop the food off through your window. Let’s all work together to keep safe. To seniors who cannot come, we do have food delivery (within 5miles of our Na Kūpuna Makamae Center), please contact us by phone or email. Mahalo and help share! #fooddrop #freefood #kakaako #community #hawaii #nakupunamakamae #nakupunamakamaecenter #nkmc #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #alohaharvest #islandsburgers

Don’t forget that PGC still have cheap and affordable pastries for you to stock up on! Stop by 723-C Umi St in Kalihi fo...
03/31/2020

Don’t forget that PGC still have cheap and affordable pastries for you to stock up on! Stop by 723-C Umi St in Kalihi for assorted baked goods or call us at (808) 851-7000! #pacificgatewaycenter #pgc #pastries @ Pacific Gateway Center

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723 Umi St
Honolulu, HI
96819

General information

At present, the PGC employs 25 full-time and part-time employees and offers a wide range of direct and support services to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees, and low-income residents of Hawai`i. Services are provided to approximately 5,000 clients per year. All our sites are conveniently located to service our targeted populations. The PGC has established a solid 40-year track record of delivering critical need-based services and of designing innovative social enterprises to support job training and entrepreneurship for our clients and the community. Services for resettlement in Hawaii include job readiness, job skills and training, job placement, support in small business start-ups (especially in the food industry), computer skills, business law, financial and technical assistance. Key features to PGC’s success and accomplishments are its multilingual and multicultural staff, qualified and experienced in providing bilingual and bicultural case management. Bilingual services include, but are not limited to, Burmese, Cantonese, Ilocano, Indonesian, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Pacific Island languages, Samoan, Spanish,Tagalog, Tongan,Thai, and Vietnamese. Moreover, on-going English-as-a-Second Language classes are provided without charge to clients to support them with acquiring oral and written English skills that are needed for daily life.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(808) 851-7010

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