Hoʻokuʻi

Project Overview

Project Ho‘oku‘i III: Na Kumu Alaka‘i supports Native Hawaiian and at-risk students transition from high school to postsecondary (college) education. The project goal is to create a sustainable program by providing professional development training to Hawai‘i Department of Education school faculty in the Ho‘oku‘i Model’s array of supports. The project is on all six islands, and in select Hawai‘i Department of Education high schools and charter schools.

The goal of Project Ho‘oku‘i III: Na Kumu Alakai (Award# S362A180010) is the formalization of Project Ho‘oku‘i I and II, which successfully supported over 1,000 Native Hawaiian students, students with disabilities, and other at-risk students, towards postsecondary transition at 28 high schools. The formalization includes working collaboratively with the Hawai‘i Department of Education faculty and staff by training them on the essential skills and elements that made Ho‘oku‘i I and Ho‘oku‘i II successful.

Project Dates: September 17, 2018 through September 2021

Funded by: U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Program

Team

Lisa Uyehara

Lisa Uyehara

Principal Investigator

Kiriko Takahashi

Kiriko Takahashi

Co-Principal Investigator

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Kaveh Abhari

Co-Principal Investigator

Naomi Rombaoa Tanaka

Naomi Rombaoa Tanaka

Online Learning Platform & Curriculum Coordinator

Hye-Jin Park

Hye-Jin Park

Internal Evaluator

Caryl Hitchcock

Caryl Hitchcock

Moloka‘i, Maui, Lānaʻi Site Coordinator

Nicole Olayon

Nicole Olayon

East Hawai‘i Site Coordinator

Iwalani McCalla

Iwalani McCalla

West Hawai‘i Site Coordinator

Partners