Kula No Na Po`e Hawaii

Organizational Background

Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawaii (KULA) is a 501(c)3 community-based nonprofit that exists to provide educational and health services to the residents of the Hawaiian Homestead communities of Papakōlea, Kewalo, and Kalāwahine (referred to as Papakōlea).  In 2017, KULA celebrated 25 years of service – providing educational and health care programming to Papakōlea.  Since 1992, KULA has successfully implemented 43 programs and received $8.95 million in grant funding.

The legacy of aloha ‘aina (love of the land) is critically important to everything in community.  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.