Community Learning Centers

Community Learning Centers

Residents learn valuable skills at computer classes offered at the Community Learning Center at Nānākuli.

The Ka Pua initiative strategy includes building two state-of-the-art community learning centers that not only provide excellent programming and services, but anchor collaborative and capacity building strategies.

Our efforts to design and build community infrastructure are moving forward full speed ahead as a way to catalyze change with the development of Kamehameha Learning Centers.  Expanding on our experience and presence since 2000 with the Community Learning Center in Nānākuli, Kamehameha Schools has the opportunity to significantly impact education by building Kamehameha Community Learning Centers (KCLCs)

Community Learning Center at Nānākuli (CLCN)

The Community Learning Center at Nānākuli (CLCN) has been in existence for over 20 years. The current facilities are located on the old campus of Nanaikapono Elementary next to Ka Waihona o Ka Na‘auao public charter school. CLCN hosts and offers a variety of events, classes and workshops throughout the year. CLCN facilities are also open to community partners and organizations to use for meetings and events.

The CLCN also serves as a One Stop Shop to distribute and receive all applications and information regarding Kamehameha Schools programs and services.

Visit the CLCN webpage for more information


Community Learning Center at Mā‘ili (under development)

In June 2012, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved a 65-year general lease to Kamehameha Schools (KS) to develop a state-of-the-art learning center on 40 acres in Mā‘ili.

Located on the larger 80-acre former Voice of America site, the Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Mā‘ili will help to augment educational opportunities with a range of KS and community-run programs for keiki and families. Fully integrated with the KS Community Learning Center will be a Native Hawaiian residential community developed by the State of Hawai‘i Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL).

Both organizations have committed to keeping the Wai‘anae Coast communities updated on the progress of the project.  In 2012, both KS and DHHL held community meetings along the coast to receive feedback and ideas on this project and what they want to see in the future for the coast.  Earlier this year, KS also met with the Nānākuli-Mā‘ili Neighborhood Board and the Wai‘anae Neighborhood Board Education committee to share the progress of the project and gather community feedback. Those comments have and continue to play a valuable role in the development of KS’ Education Program Plan for Ka Pua.


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