The Pacific American Foundation, Oahu2020-07-17T10:49:16-10:00

The Pacific American Foundation

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

Teachers, we are making our curriculum available for instructional use online. We have also launched a searchable resource directory for PAF and community instructional material, virtual site visits, and COVID-19 resources at: thepaf.org/teleteach

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)

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, and be inspired 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 has allowed us to build new bridges of opportunity for learning that foster our rich culture and embrace the best of the 21st century. A recent visitor, Henry Kapono, filmed a segment for his popular YouTube channel, a clip from it is featured at left.

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

 

Mahalo for your continued support. Please consider joining us as we continue towards 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