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Former inmates help bring new life to Waikiki as Aloha Ambassadors

The Aloha Ambassadors second-­chance program is a partnership between the Waikiki Business Improvement District and the Laumaka Work Furlough Center/Oahu Community Correctional Center. The program employs low-risk, incarcerated people, and recently released people.

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Aloha Ambassador Jason Esau readies his equipment for a cleaning run.
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Aloha Ambassadors Kelly Hostallero, right, and Jason Esau walk with their cleaning equipment towards the street on April 26 in Waikiki.
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Aloha Ambassadors Kelly Hostallero, right, and Jason Esau walk with their cleaning equipment towards the street on April 26 in Waikiki.
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Aloha Ambassador Kelly Hostallero wheels his cleaning equipment.
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Aloha Ambassador Kyle Hostallero, middle, gives directions to visitors Janice Fraser, left, of Sydney, and Barbara Chalk, right, of Auckland, New Zealand.
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Aloha Ambassador Kyle Hostallero, middle, gives directions to visitors Janice Fraser, left, of Sydney, and Barbara Chalk, right, of Auckland, New Zealand.
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Aloha Ambassador Kyle Hostallero, right, gives directions to visitors Janice Fraser, middle, of Sydney, and Barbara Chalk, left, of Auckland, New Zealand.
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Aloha Ambassador Kyle Hostallero, right, talks to visitors Janice Fraser, middle, of Sydney, and Barbara Chalk, left, of Auckland, New Zealand.
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Aloha Ambassadors Jason Esau, left, and Kyle Hostallero, right, clean a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.
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Aloha Ambassador Jason Esau cleans a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.
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Aloha Ambassador Jason Esau cleans a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.
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Aloha Ambassador Kyle Hostallero cleans a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.
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Aloha Ambassadors Kyle Hostallero, front, and Jason Esau clean a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.
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Aloha Ambassadors Kyle Hostallero, left, and Jason Esau clean a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.
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Aloha Ambassadors Kyle Hostallero, left, and Jason Esau clean a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.
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Aloha Ambassador Kyle Hostallero cleans a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.
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Aloha Ambassador Jason Esau power washes a brochure stand on Kalakaua Avenue.
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Aloha Ambassadors Kyle Hostallero, right, and Jason Esau clean a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.
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Aloha Ambassadors Kyle Hostallero, right, and Jason Esau clean a portion of the Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk.

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