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INPEACE - Ka Lama Education Academy

If you have a desire to help shape the future of our Native Hawaiian keiki on the Wai‘anae
Coast, the Kūlia & Ka Lama Education Academy (KKLEA) program of the Institute for Native
Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) is here to make it happen!

KKLEA empowers individuals to become and remain as teachers in their community. Created to recruit residents from the Wai‘anae Coast who want to become teachers, KKLEA supports
programs that produce qualified, high achieving educators, helping students get their education.
We provide coaching support, networking opportunities, financial training, financial aid and
scholarships and even school supplies.  

We believe educators are the backbone of any institution of learning. That’s why it’s important
to us that our future teachers are nurtured and supported throughout their learning process.
KKLEA coaches are available day and night to answer questions and guide students while they
study for their Associate of Arts in Teaching degree.  And when you reach that goal, KKLEA is
right there to help place you in a Wai‘anae area school. You get to live and work in the communities in which you grew up.  

Before you register for a class or course schedule, contact us to become part of the ʻohana at
KKLEA and join us as we work to build a stronger future for our keiki and our Wai‘anae community.

It’s not just an education - it’s an educational journey!

Find out more!

Log on to http://www.inpeace.org/workforce-development
Call: (808) 696-5556
E-mail KKLEA: kklea [at] inpeace [dot] org

Or visit us at:

Community Learning Center in Ma’ili
87 Kulauku Street, Waianae, HI 96792.

Wai‘anae Health Academy

The WHA offers outreach, training, referral and counseling service to Wai‘anae Coast residents interested in employment in the health care fields, with programs of study that lead to a degree or certificate and specialized courses that are of interest to the community.

The Wai‘anae Health Academy is a partnership between Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Kapi‘olani Community College, and Leeward Community College. WHA programs are grant-funded by Alu Like and the Native Hawaiian Education Act and are Native Hawaiian preference programs.

Call the WHA at 697-3215 for more information.

MA‘O Farms

MA‘O Farms, located in the Wai‘anae Valley, offers a 2 year Youth Leadership Training (YLT) internship to Wai‘anae youth (17-24). This internship offers a unique opportunity to start their college career by obtaining an Associate of Arts degree from Leeward Community College while gaining work and leadership experience as a part of our non-profit organization - MA‘O. The YLT interns are provided many services and support aimed at developing grounded, respectful, vibrant, and engaged youth who have a strong understanding of the health and environmental issues in our community as well as how to succeed in the work and college environment to better pursue their career goals.

For more information about this program, visit www.maoorganicfarms.org or call (808) 696-5569

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