Founded in 1994
First Board Meeting called to order with three founding board directors: Alice Kawakami, Kathryn Au and Sherlyn Franklin Goo
Adoption of official INPEACE logo
Directors agrees to use Alice’s design inspired by the puakenikeni blossom as the official logo of INPEACE
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
First executive director appointed
Sherlyn Franklin Goo appointed as President of the Board and the first Executive Director of INPEACE
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
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.
INPEACE expands services to East Hawai‘i Island
Keiki Steps establishes their first site in East Hawai‘i Island at Keaukaha.
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
SPARK program established through dedicated funding
W.K. Kellogg Foundation provides funding for SPARK services on the Wai‘anae Coast
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.
First Keiki spring Fest
INPEACE participates in a community collaborative effort to establish the first Keiki Spring Fest on the Wai‘anae Coast
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.
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
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Ho‘oulu Waiwai program started
Free financial capability workshops provided to individuals and families on the Wai‘anae Coast.
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.
Keiki Steps celebrates first high school graduating class
Keiki Steps’ first students graduate from high school. 100% on-time graduation; 100% college-going.
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.
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.
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…
2Gen Secure Families program started
Free business development classes provided to families participating in the Keiki Steps or Parents as Teachers programs
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.
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.
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.