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Early Learning

INPEACE’s Early Childhood Education efforts utilize a multigenerational approach that places parents at the center of their child’s education. 


  • Keiki are culturally grounded and connected to place.
  • Keiki are at or above age appropriate literacy skills.
  • Parents are knowledgeable and confident in their parenting skills.
  • Parents actively engage in their keiki’s education and confident in their ability to support their keiki toward academic success.



served through our
Early Learning and
School Readiness


Youth and adults
served in our
educational equity,
leadership and
teacher development


Educational Equity

INPEACE’s focus on Educational Equity and Teacher Development acknowledges the cultural background, community intelligence, positive role models, and the strength of shared perspectives that shapes the lives of our keiki, incorporating them into learning approaches that make academics relevant. LEARN MORE

  • Teachers in the community are homegrown, licensed, highly qualified, and connected to culture and community.
  • The proportion of Native Hawaiian teachers aligns with the proportion of Native Hawaiian students.
  • Students are engaged in learning and have well developed critical thinking skills.


Economic Stability

INPEACE engages in Family Economic Capacity Building to develop more economic options that enable individuals and ‘ohana to live in the communities they grew up in, pursue their dreams of sending their keiki to college, purchasing their own home, and being financially stable when they retire. LEARN MORE

  • Individuals and ‘ohana-
    • Decrease debt and increase credit score.
    • Establish a college savings plan for their keiki.
    • Establish a retirement plan.
  • Increase the amount of locally-owned, community-grown businesses.


members were
enrolled in our
family economic
capacity building

INPEACE Is Funded Through Personal Donations From People Like You.

INPEACE is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on grants to fund programs and services that strengthen, support, educate and empower our communities. Through donations, we are able to keep our programs free while providing an incredible asset to our community.


Mahalo for supporting @inpeacehawaii for #GivingTuesday2022. Expressing generosity and making a difference doesn't have to only happen once a year. For ongoing volunteer opportunities please contact us at (808) 693-7222 or to set-up monthly giving visit
“To have my own business and be a vendor at Made in Hawaii, it’s a dream” - Kailee Seto, Owner of @mahinamade
The INPEACE Center for Entrepreneurship provided funding and technical assistance in collaboration with @dbedthigov and @innovatehi to 7 businesses to participate in the 2022 @madeinhi. Here’s a look at the entrepreneurs at this years event.
@inpeacehawaii is participating in Giving Tuesday today, the global day of unity and giving. As you know, our organization provides a variety of programs from early learning, youth leadership, teacher & business development, and financial education. 

But we can’t do this without you! 

Not only do we need your support, we need your help to spread the word. Please tell your friends and family why you believe in our work and encourage them to support us too! 

Join the movement today! Contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities at or make a donation of any amount at 

Thank you for being a part of the INPEACE 'Ohana Together we can improve the quality of life for Native Hawaiians through community partnerships that provide educational opportunities and promote self-sufficiency. 

#GivingTuesday #INPEACE #INPEACEHawaii
The new year is approaching fast. Join our Ho'oulu Waiwai program as we hostthe final financial workshop of the year to help you prepare financially for 2023. 

This virtual workshop will be held Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Registration required at or call (808) 693-7222 for more info.
#SmallBusinessSaturday is a day dedicated to supporting and shopping from favorite local businesses and trying new ones! Whether you are buying online, or at various makeke you are supporting someone's Dream! 

This Saturday, November 26, 2022 consider supporting some of the small businesses the INPEACE Center for Entrepreneurship been blessed to work with this past year!


#inpeace #centerforentrepreneurship #shopsmall #shoplocal #kakookamaaina #SmallBiz
Save the Date: #GivingTuesday is November 29! We’re proud to be a part of this global celebration of giving.
Do you have young keiki and live in Hawai'i? We'd love to hear your mana‘o around early childhood development, care and education by taking this quick online survey at  or scan the QR code. 

Your participation in the survey is completely anonymous and contributes towards creating public awareness campaigns that will benefit ‘ohana with young keiki!
Our family-child interaction learning preschool program, Keiki Steps is hosting Pō 'Ohana, a family engagement event for current and prospective 'ohana on December 6, 2022 from 5-7pm at the Community Learning Center at Mā'ili. 

Registration required at or call (808) 693-7222 for more info.