The Agnes Kalaniho‘okaha Cope Learning Center (Cope Center) is the third and final project at the Nānākuli Village Center. The Cope Center will support ‘āina based programs, career development and training and provide a home for life-long learning opportunities for Native Hawaiians and those in the surrounding community.
The Nānākuli Village Center (NVC) is a project of the Nānākuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association (NHHCA) intended to define a “self-determined” future by the community. Hale Makana O Nānākuli is an affordable Rental Housing Complex that provides 48 long-term rentals. The Nānākuli Commercial Center is fronting Farrington Highway. CVS Longs Drug Store, Starbucks and other local favorites will make this center a popular place for families and residents. Also at the NVC is the 12th Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) with 11 other locations throughout West O‘ahu.
Kamehameha Schools is committed to the Waiʻanae Coast and Nānākuli community. Cope Center is a result of KS’ strategic plan goals for an improved educational system that embeds cultural principles of Native Hawaiian identity in its everyday work. The Wai‘anae Coast community has displayed great interest in and a commitment to more learning sites that reflect Hawaiian culture-based education, and continues to foster a college-going culture along with help from Kamehameha Schools. Cope Center will provide a space through which students can realize that college education is not only attainable, but leads to additional career opportunities.