The Pacific American Foundation, Oahu2020-11-18T11:50:40-10:00

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

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

Looking to the Past to Chart our Way Forward…

As we embark on our 2020-2021 service year, during unprecedented times, I am thankful for the challenges, opportunities, blessings, and accomplishments of the many that make up our ‘Ohana. We try always to reflect the wisdom of our ancestors, which inspires us to seek positive ways of moving forward while being mindful of our history and Kuleana (responsibility).

Our Waikalua Loko I’a is one of the largest outdoor classrooms on Oahu, having served over 100,000 visitors in the years since we began its restoration.  A “piko” for our programs, partnerships and innovations for Hawaii, it allows us to build new bridges of learning opportunities, fostering our rich culture and embracing 21st century knowledge. Henry Kapono recently filmed a segment for his popular YouTube channel, which we share with you.

O ke kahua mamua, mahope ke kukulu; the foundation first and then the building.

 Mahalo for your continued support. Please join us in creating a future that meets the need of our community one heart, one mind, and one soul at a time.   -Herb Lee, Jr., CEO and President

Teleteach, ‘Imiloa, and Mālama 21st Century Community Learning Center
Malama 21st Parent Newsletter – November 2020 now online!

Online Resources

During these extraordinary times, the Pacific American Foundation is working to provide support to the child’s first teacher, the parent, as well as to professional educators and students.

For over 20 years, we have been creating place-based, culturally appropriate curricula and we are proud to provide you with free access to our waiwai (resources), and offer you a wealth of resources from others in our Hawai’i community and beyond, in a searchable database.

The Pacific American Foundation

For over two decades we have served community and youth with comprehensive programs and projects in core competencies.

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.