Partners

Farming program that aims to help at-risk youth find their way is a finalist for $20M grant

September 28, 2021

Kawailoa caught the eye of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It named KYFWC one of 10 finalists in its Racial Equity 2030 challenge. KYFWC wants to establish a residential mental health campus for minors. The ultimate goal is to perfect a program rooted in Native Hawaiian practices that ends youth incarceration.

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Hawaiʻi among 10 finalists for $90 million global challenge to boldly address systemic racism

September 21, 2021

The “Kawailoa: A Transformative Indigenous Model to Replace Youth Incarceration” project supports youth to find their roles as healers and community contributors by replacing youth incarceration with a Native Hawaiian restorative system.

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Back to School drive collects hundreds of supplies and dollars

July 26, 2021

PIDF’s Back-toSchool keiki in the Ka Paʻalana and Nā Pono No Nā ʻOhana programs receieved community support. Cutter Chevrolet, Cutter Ford, and 94.7 KUMU-FM teamed up to host a Back-to-School Drive at the Walmart in Mililani Town Center.

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ASB supports critical PIDF efforts during challenging times

June 22, 2021

Partners in Development Foundation received $43,009 from ASB to continue providing critical educational, social, and environmental services to communities throughout Hawaiʻi.

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Open Arms Harbor celebrates project success

April 19, 2021

After nearly six months, Open Arms Harbor iso-quarantine facility closes after successfully serving over 200 members who needed a place to heal after being exposed to or tested positive for Covid-19.

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“Ka Huakaʻi” published by Kamehameha Schools with PIDF President

March 24, 2021

“Ka Huakaʻi 2021” highlights the importance of Hawaiian culture-based education as a pathway for learners to build a bright future for generations to come. PIDF President and CEO Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni worked with Kamehameha Schools to publish this assessment, now available online.

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WAO becomes independent 501(c)3!

March 24, 2021

PIDF is proud to announce that their mentee organization, We Are Oceania, established independence as a 501(c)3. We are excited to maintain a close partnership and see the development of the organization as they continue to serve the Micronesian community.

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KYFWC on Ka Wai Ola news

January 5, 2021

The Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center are highlighted as a puʻuhonua, or place to heal, for at-risk youth in hawaiʻi.

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PIDF Supports Youth, ʻĀina

December 1, 2020

PIDF partners with state agencies and nonprofits to support opportunity youth at the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center.

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Mari’s Gardens Gives Back to Hui Hoʻomalu

March 3, 2020

Mari’s Gardens’ YOGA in the Gardens event raised over $1,100 for Hui Hoʻomalu.

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