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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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Kona Resource Center

78-6831 Aliʻi Drive #429
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:15 pm
(808)322-5402
ksrc@ksbe.edu


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Kamehameha Schools’ West Hawai ‘i region is comprised of three moku – Kona, Kohala and Hāmākua. The region is working to improve learner achievement by actively engaging families and community partners in learner development throughout the educational pipeline. This ensures quality support systems, unique cultural opportunities, and provides positive learning environments. We realize that no one entity can achieve success alone. In West Hawaiʻi, KS is working to synergize relationships and partnerships with the University of Hawai ‘i, and the Department of Education DOE, and community collaborators through initiatives like the Hōkūpaʻa collective impact hui to elevate student learning and create leaders who will contribute to the success of our community and Lāhui. Kamehameha Schools is also working with Hawai‘i’s public and private sectors in West Hawai‘i to increase and strengthen career development opportunities for Hawaiians in vocational education programs, college preparation, innovation industries, indigenous leadership academies, and cultural mentorships.


Kamehameha Schools believes that education is an important part of wellbeing for the Lāhui. We are working with the community to create Hawaiian Culture Based Education opportunities that give our keiki a leading edge in life. Together we are aligning our resources to build on community strengths and address community challenges. As a result, we will create an environment where keiki will flourish because they are connected to place, supported in learning, and ready to succeed as tomorrow’s local and global leaders.

Priority Focus Areas

  • Advance a regional network of cutting-edge learning sites and facilities
  • Innovate and expand Hawaiian Culture Based Education Programs and Resources
  • Enhance Family Engagement, Post-Secondary Success, and Career Pathways
  • Catalyze Collective Community Development

NEED MORE INFORMATION?
For program information and assistance with applications, call (808) 523-6200.