In 2003, Kamehameha Schools initiated the Hoʻolako Like Department (to enrich together) to support start-up and conversion Hawaiian-focused charter schools. In addition to per-pupil funds, participating schools receive services from Kamehameha such as administrative and education board training, assistance with curriculum, program evaluation, teacher professional development, and accreditation. Five of the start-up schools are Hawaiian language based schools that conduct instruction in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi exclusively in the early elementary school grades, and the introduction of English in the later grades. More than 3,000 students are enrolled in the Hoʻolako Like participating schools.
To mālama (protect) Hawai’i’s people and environmental resources and OHA’s assets, toward ensuring the perpetuation of the culture, the enhancement of lifestyle and the protection of entitlements of Native Hawaiians, while enabling the building of a strong and healthy Hawaiian people and nation, recognized nationally and internationally.
The Edith Kanaka’ole Foundation (EKF) is a Hawaiian cultural-based organization established in 1990 to maintain and perpetuate the teachings, beliefs, practices, philosophies and traditions of the late Luka and Edith Kanaka’ole. It is our mission to heighten indigenous Hawaiian cultural awareness and participation through our educational programs and scholarships.
They are committed to charter school success, academic choices for families, and helping Hawaii deliver quality, student-centered education to the next generation.
Hui Hoʻoleimaluō serves as Ka ʻUmeke’s primary Keaukaha ʻāina based partner and affliated non-profit. Providing both educational experiences and fiscal administration of grant funds. In 2021, Hui Hoʻoleimaluō and Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo partnered to secure a three acre parcel of ʻāina and loko iʻa in Keaukaha, called Kaumaui, for the purpose of providing STEM learning opportunities through stewardship of loko iʻa. Specific details about this partnership are provided in our governing board minutes and the following MOA.