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Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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Category: Wai'anae Coast

December 6, 2018

KS, DHHL partner on Nānākuli’s Kalanihoʻokahā Community Learning Center, Kiewit to design and build

Kamehameha Schools (KS) and the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) have fully executed the ground lease for the future site of the Agnes Kalaniho‘okahā Cope Community Learning Center (KCLC) in Nānākuli. Kiewit Building Group was selected to design and construct the learning center, providing a single source of accountability for the success of the project.

November 14, 2018

Wai‘anae-to-Whitworth partnership provides scholarships for Wai‘anae Coast students

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education and Whitworth University to create a Wai‘anae-to-Whitworth ‘Auwai (Pipeline) that fully funds eight academic scholarships for Native Hawaiian haumāna (students) from Wai‘anae and Nānākuli to attend the university in Spokane, Wash.

August 26, 2018

KS campuses, community sites and offices to open on Monday, Aug. 27 except for KS Hilo Preschool

Kamehameha Schools values the safety of its students, families and employees. Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Lane, and after assessing the conditions of each KS site, we will reopen all campuses, preschools, community program sites and offices with the exception the KS Hilo Preschool on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

May 14, 2018

Kamehameha Schools to build Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Kamehameha Schools will continue its commitment to the Wai‘anae Coast community by building the Agnes Kalaniho‘okaha Cope Community Learning Center (Cope Center) in Nānākuli.

April 13, 2018

Community unites in Wai‘anae for Keiki Spring Fest

Nearly 1,000 community members, collaborators and volunteers were at today's Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest, which connected Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers.

April 11, 2018

Waiʻanae Coast Keiki Spring Fest slated for April 13

The Kamehameha Schools-sponsored event connects Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers in their community.

March 23, 2018

Poverty simulation showcases issues facing needy families

Nearly 100 attendees from organizations encompassing the mental health, medical, education, social service and faith-based fields engaged in a KS-sponsored workshop aimed at instilling an understanding of the issues facing multiple communities.

March 6, 2018

KS expands its Kilohana Summer Program

The place-based Kilohana Summer Program for middle schoolers focuses on cultivating math skills in haumāna, while helping them embrace their Hawaiian identity in a modern world. New program sites include Hāna, ‘Ewa and Waialua.

March 1, 2018

GEAR UP partnership grant bolsters college and career readiness along Wai‘anae Coast

Thanks to a $2.7 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnership grant, Wai‘anae Coast students have more opportunities to succeed both in high school and as they pursue college degrees.

February 1, 2018

KS honored by Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i

KS was recognized for cultivating a positive relationship with the organization, its monetary support and its crucial collaboration in the ongoing effort to uplift Native Hawaiian keiki in the Wai‘anae community.

January 2, 2018

Videos showcase KS community impact

The public will get a glimpse at the impact Kamehameha Schools is having on people across our pae ‘āina in a series of six short videos being released on Kamehameha Schools social media channels.

December 8, 2017

Wai‘anae Coast welcomes Hōkūle‘a

The Waiʻanae Coast community will welcome Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a to Pōkaʻī Bay during an arrival ceremony slated for noon on Saturday, Dec. 9.

August 7, 2017

Waiʻanae Coast juniors earn college credits in free summer program

This summer, 62 Wai‘anae Coast high school juniors earned college credits at the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu campus with help from the new Early College Summer Scholars program.

July 12, 2017

Art brings Wai‘anae coast community together

The July 15 Waiʻanae ‘Ohana Summer Fest will celebrate the vibrant murals at KS’ Community Learning Center at Māʻili, which tell the story of the Waiʻanae coast and provided learning and leadership opportunities for area haumāna.

August 30, 2016

Dollars for Scholars paves the path to college for Wai‘anae coast haumāna

KS is part of a new collaboration to help Wai‘anae coast students navigate the college financial aid application process.