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.

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.


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

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


Founded in 1993 
by Kamehameha Schools alumni, David E.K. Cooper, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, (retired).

Aloha! Once again Waikalua Loko I`a will be having our la Hana, Community Work Day, and we hope you will join us!    Our main focus of service will [...]

Moonlight Concert Series

  October 15th is our next event in the Moonlight Concert Series, Evenings of Mele, Hula, Ohana, and Aloha Featuring musical entertainment by  Teresa Bright Hawai’i Lo’a & [...]

Kamalama! Apply by 8/1

Aloha! PAF announces the start of 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 [...]

La Hana Community Volunteers Needed 9/3/2016!

The Waikalua Loko Fishpond seeks volunteers on September 3rd for a fun and rewarding morning of community clean up of our precious island resource! [...]