Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Pacific Americans

Our Mission 

To promote systemic change in the educational system that preserves and perpetuates traditional ways of knowing through culture-based education which enhance the rigor, relevance, and relationships for students and life-long learners.

 

Founded in 1993

We teach through the eyes, heart, and soul of our Kupuna.
We are passionate about education and culture.
We are honored to train teachers.

We empower children to be resilient and responsible.
We recruit and train emerging leaders.
We cultivate servant leaders.

We inspire good stewardship by doing.
We are humbled to serve.
We thrive on the opportunities to partner.

We live aloha.
We are the Pacific American Foundation.


A Native Hawai’ian Organization, recognized by Hawai’i Governors since inception.

  –§9212 of the Native Hawaiian Education Act (20 U.S. 7912)

The Latest News and Events from Pacific American Foundation

Call for Papers and Conference Announcement

Imi Wai Ola Conference May 9, 2017 8:00am to 3:30pm NOAA Inouye Regional Center The Pacific American Foundation thanks sponsors NOAA B-WET, NOAA Education, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The [...]

La Hana Day

Join Us! Waikalua Loko I'a hosts La Hana Community Work Day, November 12! Register for November Service Day

Moonlight Concert Series

E Komo Mai We look forward to a wonderful moonlight event under the moon and stars at the beautiful Waikalua Loko I’a. Bring a mat, blanket, [...]

Kamalama Applications Open Now!

PAF proudly announces.... Our 5 year Kamalama Cultural Leadership to Job Placement and Systems Change Initiative. This program is geared for high school graduates, 18-24 in the Windward area of [...]