MULTICULTURAL AND GENDER STUDIES

Robert L. Washington

Robert L. Washington graduated from Chico State with a BA in Multicultural and Gender Studies in 2008. After graduation, Robert worked as a Teen Center Director at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. Here, Robert developed and managed programs designed to empower and inspire young adults. Robert also worked to recruit members, did outreach and public relations for the programs, events, and the Club's attendance.

After the Boys and Girls Club, Robert became a Facilitator at EPIC 'Ohana, Inc. where he coordinated and facilitated conferences to develop plans for participants for before, and following, emancipation from foster custody. Robert researched state and federal resources to help participants have the most up-to-date information and specialized information dedicated to their unique concerns. Overall, Robert managed over 150 cases throughout O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Moloka‘i, and Hawai‘i to fulfill Department of Human Services grant requirements. 

Currently, Robert is working at Kiewit as a Public Involvement Manager in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He is the communication lead for the Kamehameha Highway Guideway contract that is part of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. Robert serves as a liaison between the company Kiewit and the client regarding construction, and regularly provides information to elected officials, businesses, civic, government and community stakeholders. 

On top of a wondrous career, Robert still finds the time, to the day, to continue volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. Robert is part of the Alliance Board, an energetic group of young professionals dedicated to providing program support, mentoring, fundraising for the organization, and serving as community liaisons for the Club, the staff, and its members.