Kamehameha Schools has awarded funding to INPEACE, which will support the following programs / projects:
INPEACE’s Ho‘āla program will receive $520,860 for its ongoing efforts to maximize native Hawaiian access to early childhood education (ECE) and family support programs on the Wai‘anae Coast, on the island of Kaua‘i, and now expanding into O‘ahu’s Eawa region.
INPEACE’s Ka Lama Education Academy (Ka Lama) will receive $155,000 for its Educational Assistant to Teacher (EA2T) pilot program, which supports participants in the teacher development program who are already employed as Educational Assistants to earn their teaching credentials. The project goals are as follow:
(1) Support a total of 60 individuals in the Nānākuli EA Pilot program for the purpose of working towards their Bachelor Degree.
(2) Supporting EA participants from the initial Nānākuli cohort who have chosen a different pathway to continue to work towards teacher licensure.
(3) Coordination of a second cohort on the Wai‘anae Coast.
(4) Support individuals engaged in higher education to become ECE teachers.
(5) Support individuals who seek to earn credentials as highly qualified teachers in hard to fill subject areas such as math, science and Hawaiian immersion.
Another $200,000 will fund Ka Lama’s Quality Homegrown Teacher initiative, the continuation of Ka Lama’s core mission of growing teachers to work within the communities they come from.
From all of us at INPEACE, we want to express our most heartfelt mahalo to the folks at KSBE for supporting us throughout the years and continuing to do so today. We are able to make the positive impacts in our communities thanks to funders like them.