Growing Our Own Teachers since 1995
Ka Lama Education Academy supports community members in their pursuit to become high-quality teachers in their home communities through college support, mentorship and professional training.
Ka Lama Education Academy (Ka Lama) 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 student education outcomes, and this is especially true in indigenous populations and communities of color. Ka Lama focuses on recruiting, supporting, and retaining Native Hawaiian educators by providing year-round support and incentives to individuals seeking to build a career in education and in-service teachers.
Ka Lama aims to build diversity in the teaching profession to address the cultural mismatch between teachers and students. Creating a diverse group of teachers in all schools is a crucial step in ensuring all children have role models they can identify with on a cultural level. Ka Lama empowers teachers in increasing their credentials and gaining techniques and strategies to effectively reach and teach students in marginalized, rural communities with high Native Hawaiian student populations equipping them to deliver community-conscious curriculum.
Ka Lama services include:
Education System Specialist
STEM Educational Specialist
Educational Pathway Coach
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.