May 28, 2019
After initially dropping out of high school on Hawaiʻi island, Kekoa Leialoha seemed destined for a future full of everything but success. However, after graduating from the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge Academy and working with Kinai ʻEha, which provides real-world vocational skills and training for at-risk 17-to-24 year-olds in the Koʻolau region, Leialoha is weeks away from starting a well-paying career operating heavy machinery in the construction field.
May 6, 2019
The landmark collaboration will expand MAʻO Organic Farms’ social enterprise program and acreage.
April 15, 2019
Groundbreaking held for center named for honored kupuna Agnes “Aunty Aggie” Kalanihookaha Cope
February 27, 2019
The State of Hawaiʻi, like many municipalities across the globe, aims to increase its food self-sufficiency, with a target of 30 percent of its food produced locally by 2020. Increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation are already occurring locally and globally, and plans to meet food self-sufficiency goals must consider how climate change will affect agricultural viability.
January 25, 2019
The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative – a national group of early learning funders – launched a three-day Hawai‘i study tour by visiting the KS Community Learning Center at Ma’ili (CLCM).
December 6, 2018
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
KS is part of a new collaboration to help Wai‘anae coast students navigate the college financial aid application process.