Programs

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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Mahalo to our 1027 Da Bomb ʻOhana, Keola Klaus Check Presentation 2021

December 22, 2021

Local radio station 1027 da bomb’s Keola and team, along with Ali from Raising Cane’s present a check of $17,250 to make this holiday season a special one for PIDF ʻohana this year.

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Sleigh the day with Keola Klaus’s Toy Drive

December 10, 2021

Support PIDF’s program keiki for a very Merry Christmas! Donate $10 or more in this virtual toy drive and receive a FREE Box Combo from Raising Cane’s.

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Tūtū and Me parents open their hearts, homes, and hands to Kohala

December 7, 2021

In the midst of the small-town Kohala of Hawaiʻi Island, PIDF’s Tūtū and Me Home Visiting program connects with ʻohana who learn how to strengthen their household and support their keiki.

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Keiki get creative at Santa’s Ornament Workshop

November 29, 2021

Santa Clause came to Towne! Hundreds of keiki joined in on Project Pilina’s Santa Ornament Workshop to ring in the holiday season!

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Nonprofit Will Use Grant To Create Savings Accounts For Native Hawaiian Families

October 12, 2021

Partners in Development Foundation is teaming up with American Savings Bank to help families better prepare and pay for children’s educational needs. Original story published on Honolulu Civil Beat on…

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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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Reflections on John Paul “Jack” Keppeler

September 3, 2021

Hawaiian Cultural Specialist Aaron Mahi shares his account of the late Jack Keppeler, who was integral in the beginnings of the Baibala Hemolele project.

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Native Hawaiians receive support during trying times

August 12, 2021

Partners in Development Foundation receives $150,000 from Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support Native Hawaiians. The funding will support over 500 Native Hawaiian community members in Waimānalo through PIDF’s family education programming and services.

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