Kupa ʻAina

Kupa ʻAina among 17 nonprofits in 2022 – 2024 ALICE Initiative Cohort

April 27, 2022

Kupa ʻAina will expand its community partnerships to provide Hawaiʻi’s most at-risk and vulnerable youth with mentorship and vocational training opportunities, financial literacy education, and supplemental services to increase their independence and financial stability.

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Working Toward Native Hawaiian Equity In Our Justice System

March 16, 2022

Policy interns of the Opportunity Youth Action Hui, a collaboration of organizations and individuals committed to reducing the harmful effects of a punitive incarceration system for youth and promoting Native Hawaiian equity in the justice system, share on Honolulu Civil Beat.

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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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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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Kupa ʻAina: One Year of Service

June 30, 2019
Kupa ʻAina Makes One Year

It’s been one year since the fields at Kupa ʻAina were blessed and we set to work rejuvenating the land and exploring paths to sustainable food production in Hawaiʻi.

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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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American Savings Bank Volunteers at Kupa ʻAina

April 2, 2019

The American Savings Bank (ASB) ” Dream Team” paid a visit to our Kupa ʻAina Natural Farming Project last month as part of their “Seeds of Service” initiative.

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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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