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November 15, 2018

KS promotes Fujimoto to leasing director

As director of leasing for Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division portfolio of space-leased assets, Haunani Fujimoto will focus on driving the financial performance of the organization’s commercial assets.

November 9, 2018

De La Mesa Farms wins Mahiʻai Scale-Up agricultural plan contest

De La Mesa Farms is the winner of the 2018 Mahiʻai Scale-Up, an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to increasing local food production to create a sustainable Hawai‘i.

October 15, 2018

KS opens search for operator to harvest portion of Hāmākua Forest

KS is issuing a request-for-proposals in the search for an operator to harvest a portion of the 10,000 acres of forest on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai‘i island. The new operator will be responsible for harvesting 3,000 acres of eucalyptus in Hilo, Pa‘auilo ma kai and near the rim of Waipi‘o Valley.

October 12, 2018

Pomai Apana gives with Pauahi

KS’ Summer Explorations program was a life-changing experience for Pomai Apana – a 1997 graduate of the Sacred Hearts Academy. The weeklong cultural learning opportunity laid the foundation for her personal identity, and ignited her desire to advance the Hawaiian culture, language and people.

October 5, 2018

Maui’s second large-scale solar project comes online on KS land

The 10.85-acre project, located on land owned by Kamehameha Schools in Lahaina, can offer up to 2.87 megawatts solar power to Maui Electric’s grid at 11.06 cents per kilowatt-hour.

August 8, 2018

KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society partner on Hōkūle‘a-inspired community mural

This Saturday, Aug. 11, KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society will engage the community in a mural painting project in Our Kaka‘ako. The family-friendly event will feature entertainment, seafaring stories and more.

July 3, 2018

Seventh Annual Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest Slated for July 7

Celebrate Obon season in historic Mō‘ili‘ili with Honolulu’s largest bon dance and modern street festival! The family-friendly event will include over 25 food trucks, keiki games, cultural activities, DIY projects and shopping from local retailers and pop-up shops.

June 25, 2018

Our Kakaʻako celebrates summer at Saturday’s Honolulu Night Market

The popular Honolulu Night Market returns to Our Kakaʻako this week ushering in the summer season with a summer solstice-themed block party on Saturday, June 30, from 6 to 10 p.m.

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.

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 27, 2018

First Nations’ Futures Program fosters ‘ōiwi leadership

KS collaborates with Neil Hannahs' Ho‘okele Strategies to perpetuate the program aimed at cultivating kānaka leaders with a strong sense of kuleana for the natural and cultural resources in Hawai‘i and around the globe.

February 26, 2018

Camp is among the Girls Scouts of Hawaiʻi Women of Distinction

KS Director of Planning and Development Cathy Camp and fellow honorees Ali Moy and Denise Hayashi Yamaguchi are featured as this week's “MidWeek” magazine cover story!

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 20, 2018

Keauhou Lane earns top LEED certification for energy and water efficiency

Keauhou Lane – a multi-family affordable residential project on KS land in Our Kaka‘ako – recently received a platinum designation by LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

February 15, 2018

KS and Kāhala Resort partner to provide educational opportunities and cultural connections

The collaboration will include a summer internship program for students and alumni, providing cultural guidance, and a sustainable food initiative involving KS farmers.

February 12, 2018

KS opens community gathering place in Punalu‘u

Hale ‘O Māmalu - named after the nearby bay and means to shade or protect and bring together - will serve as a gathering place as KS works with partners in the community to address key issues affecting the lāhui in the ahupua‘a of Punalu‘u.

February 7, 2018

POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi returns, celebrating art and culture in Our Kakaʻako

Honolulu Night Market and Our Kaka‘ako are kicking off this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi on Saturday, Feb. 10 with a block party! Bring the whole family and celebrate a night of culture and art with live music, pop-up shops, a fashion show, and food trucks.

February 1, 2018

New kupuna community breaks ground on KS land in Kāne‘ohe

The Plaza at Kāneʻohe will be built on KS land across from Windward Mall and is slated for completion by summer, 2019. The facility will feature 117 apartments that can accommodate up to 145 residents.

January 26, 2018

KS consortium steps up to ancestral Pacific kuleana

Inspired by the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, the KS Pacific Citizenship Consortium is an informal association of organizations committed to Hawaiʻi’s cultural, social and environmental engagement in the Pacific. It will operate with a strong sense of spirituality, with decisions guided by kūpuna, past and present.

January 23, 2018

Building a resilient lāhui from within through a Community of Practice

KS Innovations team gathers passionate leaders from across the pae ʻāina to improve their skills and expertise through launa ʻōlelo – dialogue, and interaction.

January 9, 2018

Shop fresh, shop local at the weekly Our Kakaʻako Farmer’s Market

Starting Jan. 10, Our Kakaʻako will be hosting a farmer’s market every Wednesday from 4-7pm in the courtyard at the Flats at Puʻunui, located on KS land.

September 14, 2017

Greenwell named senior director of Portfolio Strategy and Finance

Kevin Greenwell will help ensure the achievement of appropriate risk-adjusted returns within KS’ 1,500 acres of the commercial real estate portfolio.

August 29, 2017

KS takes major step toward finding Hāmākua forestry lessee

KS is closer to selecting a lessee to oversee operations and harvesting of over 10,000 acres of forest on Hawai‘i island's Hāmākua Coast.

August 28, 2017

Reviving Kahoma, reviving a culture

With community kōkua, KS helped to return water to Maui's Kahoma Stream. Kalo was recently planted in the stream for the first time in more than 100 years thanks to a team of community volunteers.

August 17, 2017

KS, UH and Chaminade to celebrate new collaborative learning space in Mōʻiliʻili

Hālau ʻĪnana programs will focus on Native Hawaiian leadership development, social entrepreneurship, and innovation to support students as they transition from high school to college and onto careers.

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