On May 4, 2018, the TFA Editorial Team published an article to celebrate 10 Teach for America alumni from the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, including HawaiiKidsCAN Executive Director David Miyashiro:
As a teacher, David taught special education English at Wahiawā Middle School. The frustration he felt as a corps member during “Furlough Fridays,” when schools closed for 17 Fridays due to budget issues, led him to focus on public policy after the corps. He went on to receive a graduate degree in education policy from Harvard and worked in the U.S. Senate for political campaigns and on TFA Hawai‘i’s staff before launching HawaiiKidsCAN in 2017. The nonprofit advocacy organization that works to elevate the voices of students and communities at the policy level to promote educational equity.