Kamehameha Schools Awards $1,136,100

The Kamehameha Schools has awarded $1,136,100 to continue advancing our work with families and children in early learning programs, to collaborate and support community members working towards their academic and professional goals.

With its mission to fulfill Pauahi’s desire to create educational opportunities Kamehameha Schools’ has provided $1,136,100 in grant awards to INPEACE programs to advance our keiki and communities toward a thriving Lāhui. Hoala is our outreach program that provides families with information on the importance of early childhood education and also provides support to help enroll into early childhood programs. Our Keiki Steps program provides age-appropriate Hawaiian culture-based activities to children ages 0-5 and their parents. Ka Lama Education Academy provides a comprehensive system of growing our own educators by, recruiting, credentialing, placement, and retention strategies. We believe that growing our teachers from within the community is the best option.

“Hoala is grateful to have been funded to provide free personal assistance to navigate early learning programs, subsidies, and wrap around services. This funding allows us to fulfill ‘ohana goals of getting their keiki into an early learning program.” Hoala Program Director, Michelle Mahuka

“Funding received will help us reach program goals by increasing the number of licensed teachers serving Native Hawaiian communities as well as advancing in their pursuit of teacher licensure.” Ka Lama Academy Program Director, Angela Hoppe-Cruz