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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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Cope Learning Center
Agnes Kalanihoʻokaha Cope Learning Center


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.

What will be there? Who can use it?

Education Programming

  • Target Age Group is youth ages 16-to-24
  • Community college programs will create work training for health and education careers
  • STEAM and ‘āina programs will inspire keiki and makua alike

Community Uses

  • Community learning
  • Special occasions and celebrations
  • On-the-spot gatherings

Contact Us

We’d love to hear your comments and feedback! Please contact:
Kamehameha Schools’ Mission & Vision
Kalei Kailihiwa
Regional Director
(808) 843-9655

KS Strategic Plan

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.