Participant Spotlight: Lily Ann Silva

Meet Lily Ann Silva, a passionate educator born on the island of Oʻahu and now happily settled in Hilo with her ʻohana. As the heart and soul behind Silva Keiki Academy, she has been transforming young lives for 16 incredible years, impacting over 50 children and their families.

It’s Gotten Both Worse and Better for Struggling Working Families

INPEACE’s Ho‘oulu Waiwai (“to build wealth”) program has been running for eight years now and has provided financial workshops and counseling for over 1,600 people, most of them Native Hawaiian. The program uses mo‘olelo (Hawaiian stories) and ‘ōlelo no‘eau (Hawaiian proverbs) to help participants better understand financial concepts.