Interactive Timeline

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INPEACE History

1994
1994

Founded in 1994

First Board Meeting called to order with three founding board directors: Alice Kawakami, Kathryn Au and Sherlyn Franklin Goo

1995
1995

Adoption of official INPEACE logo

Directors agrees to use Alice’s design inspired by the puakenikeni blossom as the official logo of INPEACE

1996
1996

Ka Lama o Ke Kaiāulu program founded

Hawai‘i Community Foundation accepts proposal for the Ka Lama o Ke Kaiāulu program, which was funded to serve 28 students in the first Ka Lama cohort

1996

First executive director appointed

Sherlyn Franklin Goo appointed as President of the Board and the first Executive Director of INPEACE

1999
1999

Keiki Steps founded

Parent participation preschool originally called Nanakuli Play Morning is started at Nanakuli Elementary School and at Blanche Pope Elementary School in Waimanalo

2001
2001

INPEACE expands services to Hawai‘i Island

Keiki Steps establishes their first sites on Hawaii Island in Kona, at Kealakehe Homestead, Kahikolu Church, and DHHL Kona at QLCC.

2002
2002

INPEACE expands services to East Hawai‘i Island

Keiki Steps establishes their first site in East Hawai‘i Island at Keaukaha.

2005
2005

INPEACE expands services to the Island of Moloka‘i

INPEACE expands services to the island of Molokai through the establishment of a Keiki Steps site at Kilohana Elementary

2005

SPARK program established through dedicated funding

W.K. Kellogg Foundation provides funding for SPARK services on the Wai‘anae Coast

2005

Keiki Steps to Kindergarten Program started

KSTK is established to provide a two- to three-week transition program for keiki state-wide who are entering kindergarten with no previous preschool experience.

2005

First Keiki spring Fest

INPEACE participates in a community collaborative effort to establish the first Keiki Spring Fest on the Wai‘anae Coast

2008
2008

Kūlia I Ka Pono program started

Post-secondary coaching and support for individuals seeking education and certification to become preschool teachers on the Wai‘anae Coast.

2008

INPEACE presents internationally for the first time

Expanding its reach and building international awareness, INPEACE presents internationally for the first time at WIPCE 2008 in Melbourne, Australia

2009
2009

Ho‘āla program founded

Extensive outreach to create awareness on the importance of early childhood education for child brain development provided to Wai‘anae Coast families.  Recruitment and assistance with applications for early childhood education…

2009

Parents as Teachers program started

Intensive one-to-one home visiting services, providing education on child development and parenting skills, for parents with children from prenatal to age 3, were established on the Wai‘anae Coast and Moloka‘i.

2009

Digital Storytellers established

Digital Storytellers were established to create video and media that tell the stories of INPEACE’s work in the community, in an effort to build awareness and provide tools for outreach…

2009

Kupu Ola program started

Started as a collaborative effort on the Nānākuli Elementary School campus, Kupu Ola would grow to create outdoor classrooms at 11 elementary and preschool sites along the Waianae Coast.  In…

2013
2013

Kūlia & Ka Lama Education Academy started

INPEACE merges Kūlia I Ka Pono with Ka Lama Education Academy (formerly Ka Lama O Ke Kaiāulu) to form Kūlia and Kalama Education Academy, a comprehensive program to recruit, support…

2014
2014

Ho‘oulu Waiwai program started

Free financial capability workshops provided to individuals and families on the Wai‘anae Coast.

2015
2015

1st annual Wai‘anae coast financial fitness fair

Ho‘oulu Waiwai hosts first annual Financial Fitness fair at Wai‘anae Mall. INPEACE Proclamation from Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Certificate from the City and County of Honolulu for this work.

2015

Keiki Steps celebrates first high school graduating class

Keiki Steps’ first students graduate from high school.  100% on-time graduation; 100% college-going.

2015

Keiki Steps receive 10-year WINHEC accreditation

Keiki Steps earns a 10-year accreditation from the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium for their culture-based parent participation preschool programs.

2016
2016

Ho‘oulu Waiwai begins volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) services

In partnership with Hawai‘i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED) offers free income tax preparation services to eligible individuals and families.

2016

Grow your own initiative started

INPEACE started Grow Your Own in 2016, then in 2017 INPEACE was actively at the table with other Grow Your Own programs across the nation to establish the national Grow Your…

2016

2Gen Secure Families program started

Free business development classes provided to families participating in the Keiki Steps or Parents as Teachers programs

2017
2017

Parents as Teachers (PAT) was awarded 5-year blue ribbon certification

Blue Ribbon Designation – October 15, 2017. INPEACE PAT met 17 Essential Requirements and 93% of the Quality Standards.

2018
2018

Summer culture-based STEAM project launched at Waianae Intermediate School

INPEACE launched its first summer program at Wai‘anae Intermediate School with a STEAM focus through a culture-based lens.

2018

INPEACE expands year-around services to the island of Kaua‘i

INPEACE establishes year-around services through the Hoala Program, to provide ECE outreach, awareness and placement assistance island-wide. Two Keiki Steps sites were also established at Kekaha and Kapa‘a Elementary Schools.

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