Monthly archives: April, 2014

Event: Mother’s Day Brunch

We the Women

Join us for the 2014 Mother’s Day Brunch
Saturday, May 10, 2014
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Papakolea Community Center

Come for some fellowship, fun, and pampering at the Annual Mother’s Day event to celebrate the many women in our lives!! Tickets are $10 each and are available now – please call 520-8998 or e-mail us at kula.papakolea@gmail.com to purchase tickets.

This event is a partnership between Kula no na Po`e Hawaii, New Hope Town, and Hawaii Pacific University Social Work students.



Papakolea Easter Egg Hunt 2014

Opening of Easter Egg Hunt 2014 - Kula no na Po'e Hawaii, New Hope Town and Bachelor of Social Work Students from Hawaii Pacific University provide fun times for keiki of Papakolea.

Opening of Easter Egg Hunt 2014 – Kula no na Po’e Hawaii, New Hope Town and Bachelor of Social Work Students from Hawaii Pacific University provide fun times for keiki of Papakolea.



Na’auao: Living the Dream

LTD - MandyAs a partner of the Na’auao Project, Kula no na Po`e Hawaii kicked off the “Living the Dream” series with Na’auao students at Stevenson Middle School today. The Living the Dream series will be held monthly at Stevenson and introduce students to professionals from different careers and provide a safe environment for students and professionals to have open conversation. We hope to spark career interest in students by giving them real-life examples and exposing them to the personal values needed to achieve success in their future endeavors.

Our guest speaker was Mrs.Mandy Lyman, a born and raised Papakolea resident, that found her passion for Hawaiian music in the footsteps of her grandmother Aunty Genoa Keawe. Mandy, a renowned Hawaiian musician in her own right, shared her story with students and the importance of positive decision-making through the value of KUPONO (to stand in righteousness). Students learned different values for every letter in KUPONO and did a group activity to practice what they learned.

Mahalo Mandy for your time and teaching, we appreciate you and wish you the best in all you do!



Site Visit: The Journey of Research in Papakolea

HIPHI Site Visit 040114Kula no na Po`e Hawaii hosted a group of guests this morning as a part of Perspectives on Community Health, a new series of monthly learning trips to organizations addressing the health of their communities, organized by the Hawai`i Public Health Institute (HIPHI).

The Perspectives on Community Health trips are an opportunity for people working on public health issues to step out of regular routines and join peers on visits to organizations that are addressing health in their communities–to network, learn, exchange and inspire ideas, and accelerate familiarity and trust between individuals and organizations so that we can work more effectively toward common goals.

Today’s visit with KNNPH included a presentation about the journey of research in Papakolea, a tour of the Papakolea Community Center, and time to network and talk story with colleagues. Mahalo to Josh Levinson and HIPHI for the wonderful opportunity to share our story and meet future friends.