Awards & Accolades | INPEACE

Awards & Accolades

INPEACE has won many prestigious awards including outstanding service to Native Hawaiian children and their families.

INPEACE has won many prestigious awards, including:

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT) Blue Ribbon Certification (2017)
  • Certificate from the House of Representatives in celebration of the 3rd Annual Wai‘anae Financial Fitness Fair by Representative Cedric Asuega Gates (2017)
  • INPEACE CEO Dr. Kanoe Nāone was named as one of the top 2 finalists for the national Peter Goldberg Aramark Community Executive Leadership Award (2016)
  • INPEACE was named Finalist / 1st Runner up in the Best Places to Work PBN competition (2016)
  • Jump$tart Coalition Financial Education Champion Award for Saydee Pojas, Ho‘oulu Waiwai Program Manager (2016)
  • INPEACE CEO Dr. Kanoe Nāone was selected as a PBN Finalist for American Savings Bank Business Leader of the Year (2016)
  • Proclamation from Mayor Kirk Caldwell naming April 17, 2015, Wai‘anae Financial Fitness Fair Day
  • Certificate Honoring and Congratulating INPEACE on the occasion of its Inaugural Financial Fitness Fair from Councilwoman Kymberly Pine (2015)
  • WINHEC Accreditation (2015)
  • Certificate of Achievement (2015) in recognition of the outstanding and long-standing contribution of your organization to early childhood education, workforce development and language and culture on the Wai‘anae Coast from the Honolulu City Council, commending the expansion of our program offerings to on-going financial education workshops and the hosting of the Inaugural Financial Fitness Fair.
  • INPEACE CEO Dr. Kanoe Nāone was one of the top 3 finalists for the Pacific Business News Hawai‘i Business Leaders of the Year (2015)
  • “Interview of the Month” for PARENTS, INC. magazine, (May 2014), for which Dr. Kanoe Nāone, INPEACE’s chief executive officer, was selected and featured
  • Native Hawaiian Education Council Grantee Recognition Award (January 2014) for outstanding service to Native Hawaiian children and their families
  • Pacific Business News’  Cades Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Award (2013), through which INPEACE was honored for using data to inform decisions and create positive impacts at every level
  • Pacific Business News’  2013 Businesswoman of the Year, for which CEO Dr. Kanoe Nāone was selected as a finalist
  • Pacific Business News’  2013 Women to Watch, a category for which CEO Dr. Kanoe Nāone was named, along with nine other finalists
  • Hawaiʻi’s Outstanding Children and Youth Advocate Award Finalist (September 2013), Lisa Pakele, program director for INPEACE’s Keiki Steps, for her outstanding leadership of Native Hawaiian families through the 2013 legislative process, including a youth rally, reminding legislators to make Hawaiʻi’s keiki a top priority
  • Bank of Hawai‘i Native Hawaiian Nonprofit Award (September 2013), for INPEACE’s deep commitment and exceptional contributions to Native Hawaiian communities
  • Hawai‘i Business Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, Top Nonprofit in Hawaiʻi 2012 (medium-sized nonprofit category)
  • Hawai‘i Business Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Hawaiʻi in 2012 (medium-sized nonprofit category), based on employee surveys. More than 75 percent of INPEACE employees completed the survey and reported satisfaction with their employers. Employee satisfaction had increased by 7 percent since the last time INPEACE had participated (2010)
  • Hawai‘i Business Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Hawaiʻi 2010 (medium-sized nonprofit category)