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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.

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Investing in Teachers-To-Be: Funder Spotlight – Dr. Dolores Curtis

INPEACE’s Ka Lama program aims at getting more Wai‘anae Coast residents certified to teach in the schools within their community. In recent years, the Delores Curtis Scholarship has helped immensely in achieving this goal. A retired University of Hawai‘i professor, Dr. Delores Curtis seeks to honor the memory of one of her most cherished colleagues through this scholarship fund.

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Empowerment Through Advocacy: Nalani Galariada

Nalani Galariada grew up in Nanakuli on Hakimo Road. Back then, life was all about riding bike, roller skating (on 4-wheels), playing in the quarry (now Sea Country), marbles, skyheenee (sky inning), and chase master with her sister and neighborhood friends. She remembers a different kind of childhood, one not concerned with things like crime, drugs, and human trafficking. 

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