About Us

Organization Background

Since establishment in 1993, Kula no na po’e Hawai’i(KULA) has been working to build a healthy community, serving the residents of Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine Hawaiian Homesteads, one that is connected to itself, to others, to place, and to the past and present – fostering a broader wealth and well-being. The legacy of aloha aina (love of the land) is critically important to everything in commmunity. These principles and many more has sustained and driven Kula for the past 25 years. We continue our journey as trailblazers of health and education programs for generations to come.
The legacy for the children of Papakolea includes an understanding that their elders fought for this ‘aina (land), so they could maintain the integrity of community, their heritage, and their sense of cultural pride. We are sustained by the appreciation of the foundation of freedom laid by the kupuna of this community. Kula works to promote wealth and well-being, so generations will not forget the values that drove our Kupuna to sacrifice for the future.