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Advocacy priorities

Hānai i ke keiki, ola ka lāhui

Nurture the child and the people thrive

Improving the ecosystem that surrounds our keiki and ensuring its impact on their ability to learn is critical in our effort to achieve our vision for a thriving lāhui. Social, economic, governmental, and environmental systems all affect the ability of our children to thrive in education, in their careers, and in life.

By advocating to improve the systems that touch our keiki, together we can empower student success, fuel a dynamic local economy, promote leadership that will protect the rights and identity of Native Hawaiians, and transform Hawai‘i for a better future.

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Federal relief packages for COVID-19

As Hawai‘i and the world continue to confront the outbreak of COVID-19, Kamehameha Schools is working with others throughout Hawai‘i offering kōkua to uplift our communities, our economy and our ‘ohana in support of Hawai‘i’s keiki.

Recently, the federal government approved three emergency relief packages to provide assistance during this public health emergency. We have summarized the information to help those seeking kōkua find the resources they need.

Please note that though we attempted to simplify the three packages, the massive amount of information still can seem intimidating. That being said, if you have questions relating to the information, email us at

In Hawai‘i, our community has always come together in times of crisis. We will confront this challenge in the same way that we have so many others and will emerge better and stronger as a people and as a community.

Summaries of the federal relief packages from CongressFrom the IRS

The information herein has been compiled primarily from various documents and information from federal, state, and county sources. Summary information from government grantees, community-based organizations, and private sources with subject matter expertise has also been applied. Given the volume of information and new developments in a rapidly changing situation, new information is being applied on a regular basis. Should you have material to add or suggestions for correction, particularly regarding specific impacts of these items on Hawai‘i, please email

Local COVID-19 relief resources

State and countyCommunity resources
  • A Thriving Lāhui (a crowd-sourced list of community resources, sorted by food, housing, financial assistance and other categories)
Nonprofit resources
  • HANO (COVID-19 resources for nonprofits)
Paid leave and unemployment insurance benefit

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