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ʻO Makuʻu Ke Kahua

Community Center


 ʻO Makuʻu Ke Kahua Community Center aims to bring community revitalization and equity-based community services to the forefront by building the first ever community center in the district of Puna that will promote & perpetuate Native Hawaiian values, traditions and practices while providing educational and employment opportunities. The community center will offer cultural workshops, after-school programs, community outreach events, business and culinary opportunities, wellness and health activities, and be able to host private events and meetings.


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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!

Proposed Blueprint

Our Vision

Provide agricultural, educational, and healing opportunities that promote a self-sustainable life for ʻohana and the collective.


Cultural Workshops

Participants will learn about plant names, hand-carving a papa kuʻi ʻai (poi board), moon cycles and its impact on plants, and more.


After-School Programs

Youth programming for ages 5-18yrs, we will offer opportunities for planting,  harvesting, and learning through moʻolelo.


Community Outreach

We are a community hub for information, resources, and support.


Computer Classes

We will provide access to technology to our most under-valued communities, kūpuna and low-income ʻohana.


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.


Business & Culinary

We will strengthen sustainable local economies by providing equitable opportunities for social entrepreneurship and financial capital through our market

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