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PIDF’s New Covid Response Initiative Launches in Molokaʻi

May 11, 2022

For multigenerational households with ʻohana ranging from keiki to kūpuna, access to Covid-19 at-home test kits and knowledge about infectious disease control, will prepare families and save lives. PIDF kickstarted Hoʻopalekana Ola to bridge the gap in rural communities.

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Now Is The Time to Invest In Hawaii’s Children

February 8, 2022

PIDF President & CEO Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni and colleagues share on Honolulu Civil Beat about covid’s reach into all sectors of the state that has highlighted a big weakness in the safety net.

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Aaron Mahi honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

January 3, 2022

The Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Arts held the 2021 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Awards and honored PIDF’s very own Hawaiian Cultural Specialist, Aaron Mahi.

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Tūtū and Me Staff Volunteer at Kupa ʻAina

June 21, 2019

This month Oʻahu Tūtū and Me staff came together to volunteer at our Kupa ʻAina Demonstration Natural Farming Project in Kailua.

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Na Makamae: Alana, Hui Hoʻomalu

May 30, 2019

Creative, hard-working, and humble — those are the words most often used to describe our Na Makamae for May: Alana Power, Community Liaison for Hui Hoʻomalu in West Hawaiʻi.

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Na Makamae: Cheri, Ka Paʻalana

April 30, 2019

The first thing you notice when you walk into a room with Cheri Richards is her loud, infectious laugh.

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Na Makamae: Kūʻike, Kupa ʻAina

March 29, 2019

Kūʻikeokalani “Kūʻike” Kamakea-Ohelo is a Waimānalo native and is the Project Director of our Kupa ʻAina Demonstration Natural Farming Project. He believes in connecting to the land, the importance of the greater ʻāina, and can always be heard saying: “you are what you eat.”

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Ka Paʻalana’s Pua Aquino on ECSTEM Panel in Pasadena

March 22, 2019

The Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Conference – or ECSTEM – is held annually in Pasadena, CA. Hosted by the Children’s Center at Caltech, the two-day conference brings together over 500 early childhood professionals.

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Na Makamae: Terry, Ka Paʻalana

February 28, 2019

Terry Nakamura believes in authenticity. In his work, he genuinely respects the individuals that he works with and the families that he serves and encourages his staff to do the same.

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Na Makamae: Gidget, Tūtū and Me

January 31, 2019

The end of January marks the start of our monthly Na Makamae segment, when we recognize employees who are doing tremendous work with the children and families they serve.

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