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.