To ensure educational equity for upper division grade level students at Makaha Elementary School.
To perpetuate, preserve and celebrate traditional Hawaiian knowledge and practices by building a traditional hale wa‘a (canoe house).
To build self-esteem, enhance academic learning, redirect inappropriate behaviors, and encourage alternative leisure patterns.
To restore Loko Ea Fishpond for educational purposes for students and adults.
To foster in the participating students a deeper awareness and appreciation of their cultural heritage, to develop and implement a comprehensive age-appropriate hands-on cultural-heritage curriculum.
To conduct community meetings and collect digital voice clips of any stories or legends associated with each place name from key community members.
To get the fishpond (Mokauea Fishpond) functioning to be used as an educational and cultural resource.
To provide cultural healing process for homeless and incarcerated women using ancestral knowledge for prevention and empowerment.
To create a tourist video aimed at protecting their community by educating visitors and new residents in a serious and meaningful way.
To engage youth in a comic book project that will serve as a literacy program with professionally developed lesson plans to build reading and writing proficiency, critical thinking, creativity, concentration, and teamwork skills—all primary components of leadership development.
To build a firm foundation in choral performance, establish a lifelong appreciation of performing arts among Hawaii’s youth, and provide scholarships to encourage leadership in Hawaii music education.
To preserve access to quality health care and to sustain a healthy community.
To teach the importance of recycling through art.
To restore the native environment through reintroducing traditional Polynesian crops and removing invasive species.
To provide affordable theater experiences to audiences from all ages and cultures, and to offer opportunities for collaboration among artists and the community.
To prepare for Moiliili’s future by recording and understanding the area’s past and present changes.
African-Americans in Hawaii Photo Exhibit.
Ka Manu Kahea (Ready the Canoes).
Mō‘ili‘ili history project.
‘Aiea heiau restoration.
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