Empowering Community


Hawaiian Values in Practice

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture, fondly known as INPEACE, empowers communities—from the ground up. From pre-natal education to small business workshops, we nurture growing families through Hawaiian culture-based early learning education and promote community strengthening through educational equity, teacher development, and family economic capacity building programs.

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Empowering Commununity: Larrilyn Holu-Tamashiro

INPEACE’s new video highlighting our community impact focuses on Larrilynn Holu-Tamashiro. She earned her degree in education through the support of INPEACE’s Ka Lama Ka Lama O Ke Kaiaulu cohort (later to become the Kūlia and Ka Lama Education Academy). Larrilyn has been teaching for 20 years in the Waianae community, currently working as the Curriculum Coordinator at Ka Waihona o Ka Na’auao in Nānākuli. Larrilyn confesses, “if I did not have the Ka Lama program, there was no way I would have finished…they made it possible to be a successful teacher, not just on the Coast, but anywhere.”

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Programs Overview

Not sure what program is right for you? Visit our overview page to find out more about our programs.

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Early Learning

Outreach and parental guidance for early childhood education and social services.

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A parent-participation preschool for children from newborn to age five.

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Routine in-home visits focused on early childhood development for parents and children.

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Educational Equity & Teacher Development

Middle school outdoor classroom teaching academics through Hawaiian culture.

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Teacher recruitment, support, and retention supported through scholarships.

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Family Economic Capacity Building

Culturally relevant financial workshops, incentived savings, and personal coaching.

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Business planning, development and personalized coaching for entrepreneurs.

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Your Donation Impacts the Community

All donations, large and small, drive our work to empower individuals and families through education. With your help, we can provide necessary resources to those in need and build strong communities.