Native Hawaiian institute gets keiki grants
The Institute for Native Hawaiian Education and Culture
received two grants for its
Keiki Steps free preschool program for native Hawaiian children.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation gave $814,000 to INPEACE to fund six Keiki Steps sites for one year.
The Native Hawaiian Education Program, under the U.S. Department of Education, awarded a three-year grant totaling $4.048 million. In its first year, INPEACE will receive $948,000 to fund six Keiki Steps sites and work-force development; and $1.5 million and $1.6 million, respectively, over the next two years to fund 12 Keiki Steps sites each year.
Imua Family Services
has received $5,000 from the HEI Charitable Foundation on behalf of Maui Electric Co.
to support a week of camping at Camp Imua for families in need.
Seven students awarded scholarships from the Ko'olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club include Brandee K. Aukai
of the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Lauki'i Cheng
, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Andrea De Costa
, UH-Manoa; Lindsay Kelley III
, Honolulu Community College; Kelsey M. Whitman
, Notre Dame de Namur University; Kurt Wong
, Pacific University; and Donya Hernandes
, Windward Community College.
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