Keiki and adults received outreach through our Hoʻāla Program.

Got Preschool?

Ho‘āla provides families with information on the importance of early learning for keiki development and growth, through intensive outreach strategies, and helps families navigate systems to secure early learning opportunities for their keiki.

Upcoming Ho‘āla Events

Our keiki are our most precious resource and our link to a better future for Hawai‘i.  The foundation we lay for them today will help to grow their confidence, build a love for learning, and create lifelong healthy habits.

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individuals received outreach and assistance through Ho‘āla in the past 5 years
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keiki in harder to serve communities were successfully assisted with preschool placement and enrollment over the past 5 years
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was leveraged for participating families to help cover educational costs for keiki over the past 5 years
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Since 2013, Hoala has contributed to the 100% utilization rate of preschool seats in the communities we serve.

INPEACE’s Hoʻāla Program is a year-round intensive outreach program for families with children, prenatal to five-year-old, designed to provide important information about Early Childhood Education (ECE) and early learning resources available in the community.


We believe in building trust by meeting families where they’re at, no matter the situation. Our Hoʻāla program recruiters reach out to families by canvassing door-to-door and by setting up informational kiosks at various community locations and events.


Through guided, confidential assistance, Hoʻāla staff provides families with direct one-on-one assistance in identifying a preschool that best meets the needs of their child and their family, and completing the application process forprogram placement and necessary financial supports to subsidize tuition and program costs.  Securing available subsidies and resources for preschool helps to keep a significant portion of the family income accessible for other household needs.

“Ho‘āla was there for every one of my children. Ho‘āla guided us throughout all of their young lives….it’s the only place I know of that could help me with early education program options. If I didn’t have Ho‘āla, I wouldn’t know where to go.”
- Carla Ring-West

Ho‘āla Staff

Michelle Mahuka

Program Director

Colleen Achuela

Outreach Specialist

Jaicelynn Aleka

Data Specialist

Kā‘ilialoha Dias-Blake

Outreach Specialist

Leilene Raymond-Taylor

Outreach Specialist

Shisa Kahaunaele

Outreach Specialist

Kailey Lapenia

Outreach Specialist

Shayla Marie Ma-e

Outreach Specialist

Micki Kauwalu-Key

Outreach Specialist

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.