Founded in 1993 with the 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.

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)


Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Pacific Americans

Latest News and Events

Moonlight Concert Series

Evenings of Hawaiian Mele at the Fishpond June 9 and November 3, 2017 Join Us the 3rd Kanikapila o Mahina! Get Your Tickets Now! Moonlight [...]

La Hana Day

La Hana Community Work Day on April 8th! Reserve Your Spot Now!

Kamalama Applications Open Now!

Are you a high school grad, age 18-24? Gain the following experiences and foundation in: 1.  Native Hawaiian culture 2.  Leadership Development 2.  Career exploration and development 3. Further exploration [...]

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 [...]