Programs

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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Nā Pono No Nā ʻOhana Summer Program

July 28, 2021

The Nā Pono Summer Keiki Program successfully completed this ʻāina- and cultural- based program. Check out what they did this summer!

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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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Midweek Cover Story: Fostering Love

July 14, 2021

Love remains the driving force for Duane and Lyn Pagay, who are the proud parents of four children and 15 foster keiki. Read more about the family in this week’s MidWeek cover story.

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Fostering Begins Here

July 1, 2021

A hui hou, Hui Hoʻomalu! Join our new journey as Project Pilina, where Fostering Begins Here.

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Maui family fosters 15 children, shedding light on National Foster Care Month

May 27, 2021

Duane and Jonahlyn Pagay of Maui have fostered 15 children since 2015, adopted one, all while raising three keiki of their own. The Hui Hoʻomalu-trained ʻohana shares how they beat the odds and celebrate foster care awareness month.

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