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In the first of six KS videos, Wai‘anae Coast mother Shaina Caspino shares her heartfelt appreciation for the support and encouragement she received through the Ka Pa‘alana Homeless Family Education Program. See her story and more in the brief video below.
Videos showcase KS community impact

The public will get a glimpse at the impact Kamehameha Schools is having on people across our pae ‘āina in a series of six short videos being released on Kamehameha Schools social media channels.

KS recently awarded $24 million in grants to more than 100 community collaborators focused on Hawaiian cultural-based education, early education, ‘āina-based learning, college internships, and vocational training.

Grant recipients include the Ka Pa‘alana Homeless Family Education Program which serves homeless and at-risk families on O‘ahu’s Wai‘anae Coast.

The KS grant helps Ka Pa‘alana provide a mobile preschool program for keiki which uses a STEAM-based curriculum. Funds also help provide parenting classes, adult education classes, and an opportunity for parents and children to spend quality time together.

“If a child does not attend preschool, their chances of school success are dismal,” said Ka Pa‘alana Preschool Program Manager Danny Kā‘eo Goya. “So we began an intervention…providing hope and an avenue from homelessness to housing; from unsheltered and unschooled to school success.”

The program has been well-received by families, earning it national recognition. In March of 2013, Ka Pa‘alana became the first preschool of its kind in the nation to receive NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation.

See how the program has changed the lives of Wai‘anae Coast families in the video below and be on the lookout for more inspirational videos marked with the hashtag, #ItTakesAKaiaulu.

The public will get a glimpse at the impact Kamehameha Schools is having on people across our pae ‘āina in a series of six short videos being released on KS social media channels. KS recently awarded $24 million in grants to more than 100 community collaborators focused on Hawaiian cultural-based education, early education, ‘āina-based learning, college internships, and vocational training. Grant recipients include the Ka Pa‘alana Homeless Family Education Program which serves homeless and at-risk families on O‘ahu’s Wai‘anae Coast. View our community partner's story here.

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