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ʻO Makuʻu Ke Kahua

Community Center

`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.

Our Vision

We hope to provide agricultural, educational, and healing opportunities that promote a self-sustainable life for ʻohana and the collective.

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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.

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Computer Classes

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

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After-School Programs

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

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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.

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Community Outreach

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

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Business & Culinary

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

Overall Plans

Phase I

PHASE I - (In red) Includes:

  • The main room​

  • Private certified kitchen

  • Main restroom

  • Large parking lot area

Phase II

PHASE II - (In Blue) Includes:

  • Hula studio

  • Conference rooms

  • Restrooms in hula studio

  • Public certified kitchen

  • Smaller parking lot area

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Donate Here:

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

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