Honolulu - (August 18, 2017) – Kamehameha Schools celebrates the completion of a $1.2M renovation in Mōʻiliʻili transforming the former auto parts store into a vision for an innovative collaborative space that fosters educational opportunities and success for the lāhui.
Kamehameha Schools forges strategic partnerships to elevate education in Hawai‘i. The University of Hawai‘i, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Moonshot Laboratory Hawai‘i, Ho‘okele Strategies and Oceanit serve as key strategic partners to open Hālau ʻĪnana.
“By focusing on SP2020, Kamehameha Schools spearheads a forward-thinking movement in Hawai‘i and consistently peruses new educational opportunities.” said Stacy Clayton, Kamehameha Schools executive strategy consultant. “Hālau ʻĪnana is a pilot space to proof-point Kamehameha Schools’ work as a thoughtful community partner. The program’s multiple returns approach allows education, culture and commerce to co-exist, promoting unique and synergistic learning opportunities.”
Hālau ʻĪnana is located next to the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi at 2438 South Beretania in Mōʻiliʻili, on Kamehameha Schools’ lands. Programs will focus on three areas which include leadership development, social entrepreneurship and innovation. The ultimate end goal of Hālau ʻĪnana is to support educational progress and career readiness, rooted in cultural perspectives and limitless in its innovation.
“Hālau ʻĪnana aims to disrupt and transform education and career development by providing a rich environment where kūpuna wisdom meets horizon technologies so that new knowledge creation, resource sharing, innovation prototyping and incubation can thrive,” said Clayton.
Hālau ʻĪnana is comprised of several flexibles spaces for events, programs and meetings for a maximum capacity of 100 individuals. Hours of operation include Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For a list of facility amenities, please visit www.halauinana.com or call 808-534-8297.
About Kamehameha Schools
Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the Kamehameha Schools (KS) is a private, educational, charitable Native Hawaiian trust committed to improving the capability and wellbeing of our people through education. Income generated from its endowment portfolio of Hawai`i commercial real estate and other diverse investments funds more than 96 percent of KS’ educational mission.
Kamehameha Schools embarked in 2015 on a bold, exciting voyage that envisions, in one generation, a thriving Lāhui in which learners achieve postsecondary educational success, enabling good life and career choices. Grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, learners will be leaders who contribute to their communities both locally and globally.
At the heart of this new journey are those who share this vision to ensure that all Native Hawaiians have the opportunity to succeed. Strong community collaborations, donor participation and key state, national and international partnerships are vital to creating the means to propel learners onto knowledge and career paths of their choice.
For more information, visit www.ksbe.edu.