Funding Awards

We continue to receive grant awards to support communities of Native Hawaiian children and their families.

With hard work, dedication, and innovation, we ensure our commitment to empower families in the communities of Wai‘anae and Kapolei, O‘ahu, East Hawai‘i, Moloka‘i and Kaua‘i. We will continue to diligently provide the best programs and services to the communities that need it the most and we are blessed to have been awarded the following.
June 14, 2021

James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation Awards $50,000

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) has been awarded a grant award totaling $50,000 that will support educational equity and teacher development through the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation to support its Ka Lama Educators for Change.

 

With a $50,000 Campbell Family Foundation grant award, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) will continue to support participants with college tuition and books and teacher professional development opportunities that strengthen skills and increase effectiveness with Native Hawaiian keiki. The Ka Lama Education Academy is committed to growing highly qualified, culturally responsive teachers dedicated to teaching on the Wai‘anae Coast and supporting community members who want to become teachers to achieve their dreams through post-secondary degree attainment.

 

“The Ka Lama Education Academy (KLEA) empowers Native Hawaiian community members to become teachers in their own communities. Research shows that teacher quality and cultural competence make a big difference in the outcome of a student’s education. KLEA focuses on recruiting, supporting and retaining Native Hawaiian educators to address disparities in education by providing year-round support and incentives to current and future teachers. KLEA aims to build diversity in the teaching profession to address the cultural mismatch between teachers and students.” – Angela Hoppe-Cruz, Ka Lama Education Academy Program Director

The purpose of the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation is to invest in Hawai‘i’s people and the communities that nurture them.

May 21, 2021

Kamehameha Schools Awards $371,241

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) announces a grant award totaling $123,541 that will support the Native Hawaiian community through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) ‘Ohana and Community Based Program Grant: O‘ahu. The grant will help to reinforce and strengthen Native Hawaiians’ ‘ohana (family), moʻomeheu (culture) and ʻāina (land and water).

 

With a $123,541 OHA grant award, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) will enhance the curriculum and delivery of culture-based learning activities provided to Native Hawaiian students and families on the Waianae Coast through strategic alignment with HIDOE curriculum objectives and development of hands-on learning kits for distance learning engagement for students and parents from home. The intent is to further increase cultural grounding, sense of identity and pride, increased parent engagement, and academic achievement through learning that is relevant to who they are and where they come from.

 

“INPEACE is thankful for the opportunity provided through OHA’s support to strengthen our culture-based learning activities for youth on the Waianae Coast in alignment with the objectives of our partnering schools. As we ensure our commitment to community collaborations for the betterment of our communities, the ability to integrate and coordinate our efforts are key components to our collective success.” – Maile Keli‘ipio-Acoba, INPEACE Chief Executive Officer

 

The purpose of the ‘Ohana and Community Based Program Grant: O‘ahu is to support ‘ohana-based programming that will strengthen Native Hawaiian well-being, including physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health.

May 11, 2021

Native Hawaiian Education Program Awards $2,885,009

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) announces a grant award totaling $2,885,009 that will support its Ka Lama Education Academy: Quality Homegrown Teachers program through the U.S. Department of Education – Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP).

 

With a $2,885,009 NHEP grant award, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) will continue to provide teacher recruitment services, professional development and teacher retention services. The Quality Homegrown Teachers seek to meet the school-readiness and academic proficiency needs of at-risk Native Hawaiian children in Early Childhood Education and K-12 programs on the Wai‘anae Cost through a foundational strategy that strengthens teacher quality and retention.

 

“The Ka Lama Education Academy (KLEA) empowers Native Hawaiian community members to become teachers in their own communities. Research shows that teacher quality and cultural competence make a big difference in the outcome of a student’s education. KLEA focuses on recruiting, supporting and retaining Native Hawaiian educators to address disparities in education by providing year-round support and incentives to current and future teachers. KLEA aims to build diversity in the teaching profession to address the cultural mismatch between teachers and students.” – Angela Hoppe-Cruz, Ka Lama Education Academy Program Director

The purpose of the Native Hawaiian Education program is to develop innovative education programs to assist Native Hawaiians and to supplement and expand programs and authorities in the area of education.