ʻO Makuʻu Ke Kahua
`O MAKU`U KE KAHUA COMMUNITY CENTER
Currently, there are no community centers in the district of Puna that promote & perpetuate Native Hawaiian values, traditions and practices while also providing educational and employment opportunities. One of the main objectives of ʻOMKKCC (and the reason for our name) is to build a community center that will house cultural workshops, after-school programs, community outreach events, business and culinary opportunities, wellness and health activities, and allow for hosting private events and meetings. Through the center, we aim to bring community revitalization and equity-based community services to the forefront.
We hope to provide agricultural, educational, and healing opportunities that promote a self-sustainable life for ʻohana and the collective.
Participants will learn about plant names, hand-carving a papa kuʻi ʻai (poi board), moon cycles and its impact on plants, and more.
We will provide access to technology to our most under-valued communities, kūpuna and low-income ʻohana.
Youth programming for ages 5-18yrs, we will offer opportunities for planting, harvesting, and learning through moʻolelo.
Wellness & Health
We will prioritize the health and well-being of our communities by offering a variety of health services, including access to basic needs and trauma & healing-informed care.
We are a community hub for information, resources, and support.
Business & Culinary
We will strengthen sustainable local economies by providing equitable opportunities for social entrepreneurship and financial capital through our market
PHASE I - (In red) Includes:
The main room
Private certified kitchen
Large parking lot area
PHASE II - (In Blue) Includes:
Restrooms in hula studio
Public certified kitchen
Smaller parking lot area
Your gift will help us achieve our dream of creating a safe space for our community to learn, teach, interact, and serve one another through Native Hawaiian traditions. We appreciate your support - mahalo!
Executive Board of Directors
All served from 2019-2022