The Kukalahale Learning Project (KLP) is working to establish a community-centered model for Papakolea to 1) enhance student (and parent) school involvement and success; and 2) organize, coordinate, and integrate both school and non-school supports to raise learner performance and success to optimal levels. A variety of activities are being implemented under four broad categories - academic skills/knowledge, employment and sustainability, Native Hawaiian culture, and overall coordination.
Participants served by KLP are those who would benefit from supports and Native Hawaiian students (and their families) among the 2,752 students enrolled at the community's four area schools: Lincoln and Pauoa Elementary (Pre-K to Grade 5), Stevenson Middle (Grades 6-8), and Roosevelt High (Grades 9-12) Schools. These four schools educate most of the nearly 2,000 residents who live in the Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine, collectively known as Papakolea.
This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program, Hawaiian Community Foundation, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.