Ke Kama Pono

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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PIDF receives $100,000 to address adverse childhood experiences among Native Hawaiians

May 12, 2021

The grant will benefit the youth of the PIDF’s Ke Kama Pono Safehouse program for adjudicated youth.

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Ka Paʻalana Completes Renovations

February 7, 2020

Our Ka Paʻalana and Ke Kama Pono programs recently finished some much-needed renovations on the classroom yurts at our Hope Shelter site.

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Pāʻina Celebrates Boys’ Success

November 12, 2019

Eight young men from our Ke Kama Pono Boys Safehouse graduated from the program last week at our annual Ke Kama Pono Paʻina celebration.

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Ke Kama Pono Brings Family Together

April 19, 2019

When you think of people who are arrested, you probably don’t picture an impoverished teenager or an abused child. But these youth are exactly who are most at-risk for committing crimes as juveniles or even adults.

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PIDF Receives Grant from Nā ʻOiwi Kāne Fund at the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

May 8, 2018

Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) received a total of $25,000 from the donor advised Nā ʻŌiwi Kāne Fund at the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation.

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Extending the Lines

January 15, 2018

Mr. Benedict Manapule, currently employed as a construction worker in his family’s business, Max Builders Construction LLC, has decided to help Ke Kama Pono (KKP) Safe House with a fence extension project in the coming weeks.

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Partners in Development Foundation Receives FLEX Grant Award from Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

December 20, 2017

Partners In Development Foundation (PIDF) has received a grant award for unrestricted support from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) in the amount of $49,000.

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Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

September 30, 2017

It was a privilege and honor to participate in the annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade on Oʻahu. Our President of PIDF, Jan Dill, was co-Ambassador of Aloha of the parade.

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E Pū Pa‘akai Kākou Ma Pai‘olu

June 25, 2013

On June 5, 2013 the Kamehameha Schools Class of 1983 and the Community of Christ Church partnered with Ka Pa‘alana and Ke Kama Pono to serve hot lunches to the families at the Wai‘anae Boat Harbor and at the Pai‘olu Kaiāulu Homeless Shelter.

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Imu Workshop Marks the Beginning of a New Tradition

September 29, 2010

Families and friends of Ka Pa‘alana and Ke Kama Pono, two programs of Partners in Development Foundation, were invited to participate in a 2-day imu event in Wai‘anae on September 24th and 25th, making for a character-building and culturally-relevant workshop where everyone got his or her hands dirty and sweaty.

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July 27, 2010

Summer 2010 brought two of Partners In Development Foundation’s programs together for an “energy explosion”!

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