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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.

Kula staff leads Papakolea community center beautification…

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

Book Mobile In Papakolea

Papakolea Dealing with Dementia

Kula no na Po’e Hawai’i’s Kupuna Community Care Network provides Papakolea kupuna & their caregivers complete Dealing with Dementia workshop facilitated by Poki`i Balaz. Program funded by the Administration for Native Americans and Hawaii Community Foundation.

Hula for Hypertension – Cultural Practice reduces Blood Pressure

dancing hula

Kula no na Po’e Hawaii study participants dance hula at a gathering to celebrate the findings of the research. Group is from Papakolea Hawaiian Homestead community site who were led by Kumu Hoakalei Hina Kamauu and daughter Iolani Ulii. For information see links below:

UH News: News Now: Sunday & Monday news program 

Lamaku and Junior Leaders After School Programs begin 9/3/19

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 na Po`e Hawaii) –

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 and Performance)

2018 Annual Papakolea Breakfast with Santa

2018 Annual Breakfast with Santa for keiki of Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine Hawaiian Homestead: December 8, 2018 9:00am-12:00pm

Mele Kalikimaka! We hope you are able to join us for the annual Breakfast with Santa event this Saturday December 8, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Fore more information please contact Santa’s elves to reserve presents for keiki… (808) 398-0263.

Hope to see you there!


The first Somerset Kalama Makaneole Health Scholarship was given to Kawaiokapualeilehua Kāneakua-Rauschenburgout at the Papakolea Pa’ina, August 2019.  $5,250 was disbursed to the 2018-2019 Papakolea Community Scholarship Recipients. Other recipients were Kaimiloa Ah Mook Sang, Noah Au, Shastyn-Thor Kekahuna, and Ulalia Solatorio by Kula no na Po’e Hawaii, Papakolea Community Development Corporation and other private donors.