PAPAKŌLEA, HI – Two next-generation leaders from Papakōlea will receive scholarships totaling $2,000 at the Fourth Annual Papakōlea Pā‘ina today. Education has been a top priority of the Papakōlea community, dating back to the opening of their first pre-school in 1942. Through support from all Pā‘ina artists, Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i, the Papakōlea Community Development Corporation (PCDC), Possibility Place for Christian Fellowship & Ministry, and philanthropists in community, the Papakōlea Community Scholarship Program was established in 2017. Since then, 12 scholarships have been disbursed to our next generation leaders of Papakōlea. Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients!
This 4th annual pa’ina we will once again honor those who have paved a way for the community. You don’t want to miss this year’s honorees.
Mahalo to Kula no na Po’e Hawaii staff, Habitat for Humanities, Papakolea residents, UH at Manoa Nursing Students for assisting with beautification. More work to come…
Kula Float Ties for 3rd with Genoa Keawe Foundation – Papakolea comes out for Aloha Week Parade 09/28/2019. MAHALO ALL PARTICIPANTS
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Kula hosts Stevenson Middle School for Start of New School Year – What is this Place? Who are the People?
On the morning of Wednesday, July 31, Stevenson’s opening of school, through the vision of Katherine Balatico, Principal, the morning was spent at Papakolea Community Center at 2150 Tantalus Drive. As teachers and staff prepare to begin the school year, we focused on the cultures, views, values, beliefs, family, language, strategies and supports needed to promote connectedness to school for each of our individual students. Over the course of the morning, faculty and staff learned about the culture, views, values, beliefs, language, families, communities, and successful strategies of supports from the guest speakers:
Adrienne Dillard and Puni Kekauoha (Kula no
Dr. Neal Palafox and m(John A. Burns School of Medicine) –
Mavis Nitta ( John A. Burns School of Medicine) –
Josie Howard (We Are Oceania) –
Tamera Heine (Marshallese Consulate) –
Mary Therese Perez Hattori (Chaminade University)
Jana Chang (Data Governance and Analysis Branch – Strategy, Innovation