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June 14, 2018

KS East HI Region team and area organizations discuss building capacity for the Hawaiian community

Community Investment collaborators gathered this week with the KS East Hawai‘i Region team to share their experiences with each other and potentially join forces to build capacity for future community ventures for the benefit of the Hawaiian people and culture.

June 6, 2018

E lauhoe mai:  The living mo‘olelo of Hāmākua

Through mele, storytelling, and art, keiki of Pa‘auilo along the Hāmākua Coast share the moʻolelo of Ali‘i ‘Ai moku ʻUmi-a-Līloa, a moʻolelo about this place that teaches the values of loving and caring for this ʻāina.

June 1, 2018

Connecting ʻohana through Kōnane

Families gathered in Waimānalo to participate in a Kōnane Workshop held by craftsman Wilfred “Bam” Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko on May 26.

May 14, 2018

Kamehameha Schools to build Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Kamehameha Schools will continue its commitment to the Wai‘anae Coast community by building the Agnes Kalaniho‘okaha Cope Community Learning Center (Cope Center) in Nānākuli.

May 6, 2018

Impact of Kīlauea Volcano (update #2)

Aloha kākou. This message is to update you on the status of KS operations in East Hawaiʻi. All KS operations in East Hawai‘i will be open for business beginning Monday, May 7, unless conditions change.

May 2, 2018

Students complete college coursework via dual-credit program at Windward Community College

While some college-bound seniors and underclassmen are still honing in on prospective career paths, students at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama are already well on their way to cultivating potential job opportunities.

April 30, 2018

KS partners with Moloka‘i school to provide Native Hawaiian scholarships

Akaʻula School and Kamehameha Schools are partnering to provide more Moloka‘i children the opportunity to attend the independent school which serves students from grades five through 12, 70 to 80 percent of whom are Native Hawaiian.

April 26, 2018

KS blesses East HI’s first-ever agricultural post-harvest facility to help area farmers

KS East Hawai‘i staffers and others held a blessing to cap the construction of an agricultural post-harvest processing facility on KS land just outside of Downtown Hilo. The facility will benefit farmers wanting a clean, convenient and modern space to prepare crops for sale at market.

April 25, 2018

Community collaborators engage via ‘Āina Ulu ‘Aha

More than 40 program staff and educators representing 15 community partners teamed up with KS’ ‘Āina Ulu program team recently to share mana‘o and engage in Native Hawaiian cultural practices on the historically significant land in Kohala on Hawai‘i island, where Kamehameha I was born.

April 20, 2018

Diggin’ the ‘āina

Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo haumāna learn and apply professional archaeological practices in order to deepen their understanding of and relationship to the ʻāina.

April 16, 2018

Oceanit and KS Altino Coding team awarded Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year

Kamehameha Schools and Oceanit – a major advocate for introducing computer coding to Hawai‘i schools – were recently awarded the Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hawai‘i Venture Capital Association.

April 13, 2018

Community unites in Wai‘anae for Keiki Spring Fest

Nearly 1,000 community members, collaborators and volunteers were at today's Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest, which connected Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers.

April 13, 2018

Keaukaha keiki have hands-on lesson on pond ecology

Culture-based learning was at the heart of a lesson on Hawaiian fish pond care at Waiāhole loko iʻa near Keaukaha on Hawai‘i island.

April 11, 2018

Waiʻanae Coast Keiki Spring Fest slated for April 13

The Kamehameha Schools-sponsored event connects Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers in their community.

March 23, 2018

Poverty simulation showcases issues facing needy families

Nearly 100 attendees from organizations encompassing the mental health, medical, education, social service and faith-based fields engaged in a KS-sponsored workshop aimed at instilling an understanding of the issues facing multiple communities.

March 16, 2018

Seniors sweep singing awards at the 98th annual song contest

The senior class swept through the singing awards at the 98th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 14, 2018

New Hawaiian Airlines in-flight videos highlight Hawaiian culture-based education

Recently added to the Hawaiian Airlines in-flight entertainment lineup are three video narratives produced by Kanaeokana, a network of over 50 Hawai‘i schools and organizations including Kamehameha Schools campuses and preschools statewide.

March 14, 2018

KS Maui kumu named Hawaiʻi Art Educator of the Year

KSM ​Elementary School art teacher Diane Fell received the honor from the National Art Education Association. The award recognizes excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator.

March 6, 2018

KS expands its Kilohana Summer Program

The place-based Kilohana Summer Program for middle schoolers focuses on cultivating math skills in haumāna, while helping them embrace their Hawaiian identity in a modern world. New program sites include Hāna, ‘Ewa and Waialua.

March 1, 2018

GEAR UP partnership grant bolsters college and career readiness along Wai‘anae Coast

Thanks to a $2.7 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnership grant, Wai‘anae Coast students have more opportunities to succeed both in high school and as they pursue college degrees.

February 28, 2018

KS staffers share insight with construction industry pros

Walter Thoemmes – managing director of KS Commercial Real Estate, and Kamuela Cobb-Adams – KS senior director of Community Engagement & Resources for Oʻahu shared their expertise on community-building at a recent Pacific Resource Partnership event.

February 22, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi Hōʻike shares story of 1874 election through rock opera

The annual Hōʻike, presented on March 15 and 16, highlights a pivotal moment in Hawaiʻi’s history when the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was left without a successor to the throne.

February 22, 2018

Archaeological field school to showcase features in Punalu‘u

KS and UH have partnered to create the Punalu‘u Archaeological Field School which will create an “outdoor classroom” for students to identify, document and investigate archaeological features, artifacts and other culturally significant materials in the region.

February 21, 2018

Lāhui Rising heading to KS Maui

"Welo Ana E Ka Hae Hawaiʻi: Songs of Aloha ʻĀina" invites one and all on the Valley Isle to learn more about the history of the Hawaiian flag and learn mele aloha ʻāina.

February 21, 2018

KS and Lili‘uokalani Trust help build leadership capacity at Native Hawaiian organizations

Lili‘uokalani Trust and Kamehameha Schools recently teamed up to bring facilitative skills training to a diverse group of leaders who serve the Native Hawaiian community.

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