Empowering

Quality Education

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. We envision a community where keiki learn from teachers who were in their shoes, sitting in the same seats; and we seek to ensure that communities have teachers who are invested in building a better future for the community they call home.

1,185

youth and adults
were served in our
educational equity,
leadership and
teacher development
programs.

Programs We Offer:

Quality Education Program Benefits:

  • 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.  
  • Youth are confident, with a strong sense of self-identity and pride in who they are and where they come from. 

 

Educational inequality is present in our community. Our belief and actions focus on harnessing the assets and talent already present in the community to address this issue.

Our efforts to address the Science, Technology, Engineering, and  Mathematics (STEM) achievement gap for Native Hawaiians through culture-based activities based on the brilliance of our native ancestors have produced three prototypes of potential exhibit designs. Centered on our belief that students will engage and learn faster if a topic is relevant and fun, we seek to expand our knowledge and ability to effectively translate Hawaiian cultural concepts into hands-on, interactive, science-based experiences that captivate and excite the imagination and connect them to who they are and where they came from.

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689

unduplicated current and potential educators seeking college support, professional development, and cultural enrichment were served.

42

degrees or certificates were earned by 37 participants this year in our Educational Equity, Leadership & Teacher Development programs.

100%

of graduates who have completed their educational goals during 2020 with INPEACE, are working in community schools.

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.