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    Hope for Kids `Elua: Papahana Kuaola

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Hope for Kids ʻElua

Based on its work with the Hope for Kids ʻEkahi Partners, the Foundation developed a long term goal for Hope for Kids ʻElua: To increase the sense of hope in all children and youth in Hawaiʻi by ensuring access to quality ʻāina-based education which supports a strong connection to community, positive feelings about oneself including a sense of achievement and belonging in a cultural context, a deep connection to the ʻāina and important life skills.  The Foundation hopes to achieve this long term goal by demonstrating and elevating the value of ʻāina-based education by partnering with successful and sustainable community programs. Currently, nine organizations have agreed to work with the Foundation toward this goal over the coming years.

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Hope for Kids ʻElua Partners

Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi

Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi is a community-based non-profit organization based in the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia, moku of Koʻolaupoko, island of Oʻahu.  With the support of the local community, Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi acquired a 38-year lease agreement with the State of Hawaiʻi Community Development … Read More


Hoʻokuaʻāina is a non-profit nestled in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of  Oahu. It is a manifestation of Dean and Michele Wilhelm’s vision to create a gathering place for people in the community to … Read More

Kahua Paʻa Mua, Inc.

Kahua Paʻa Mua, Inc.’s mission statement is: to enhance communities through economic, conservation/preservation, social & educational programs for youth and adults.  We have an established Natural Farming Learning Lab in North Kohala where we offer periodic on site training in … Read More

Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy

Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy began as a program under Hālau Kū Mana Public Charter school in 2001 in order to address the need to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian voyaging as well as to harness the power of culturally based instruction to address … Read More

Mālaʻai – The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School

Mālaʻai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School is a non-profit learning garden that began on Hawaiʻi Island in February 2005 to address the need for health and wellness education in our community.  Our mission is to cultivate the relationship between … Read More

MAʻO – Waiʻanae Community Redevelopment Corporation

No Panic, Go Organic! Established in 2001, the Waiʻanae Community Re-Development Corporation- WCRC- is a native- controlled 501c3 nonprofit organization located in the moku of Waiʻanae on Oʻahu. WCRC created the MAʻO Community Food Systems Initiative (MAʻO) to empower our … Read More

Paepae o Heʻeia

Paepae o Heʻeia (POH) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2001, dedicated to caring for He‘eia Fishpond – an 88-acre, 800-year old, ancient Hawaiian fishpond located in He‘eia, Ko‘olaupoko, O‘ahu. Our vision is to perpetuate a foundation of cultural sustainability … Read More

Papahana Kuaola

Papahana Kuaola, located in the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia and in the ʻili of Waipao, is a mālama ʻāina based learning organization that is connecting the area’s past with a sustainable future. Our mission is to create quality learning focused on … Read More

RISE- Keaukaha One Youth Development

The RISE 21st Century After School Program was established in 2011 and serves as a community resource bank for underprivileged, Native Hawaiian youth ages 8-18 in the Hilo district. The main focus is to aid in revealing their individual strengths … Read More