Hawaiian Center

Hawaiian Center brochure

Building 20 (Mauka of the Cosmetology and Administration Buildings)

The Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center is committed to actively preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and values. The Hawaiian Center offers an array of comprehensive services that strengthens the college's educational programs and enable students of Hawaiian ancestry to succeed in their academic, career and individual endeavors. The Center is open to ALL students and faculty and services include:

View Spring 2017 Calendar of Events [PDF]

Hele mai! Come check us out!

Kaleialoha Lum-Ho, Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center Coordinator
(808) 845-9176, lumho@hawaii.edu

Kahale Saito, Native Hawaiian Counselor
(808) 845-9112, fsaito@hawaii.edu

Wayne Chun, Hawaiian Center Computer Lab Manager
(808) 845-9192, chun@hawaii.edu

Poʻi Na Nalu (Where The Wave Breaks)

Po'ina Nalu brochure

Building 20, Room 1
Poʻi Na Nalu Website

The Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP) at Honolulu Community College, better known as Poʻi Na Nalu, is sponsored by Alu Like, INC and funded through a Carl Perkins Grant from the US Department of Education. The goal of the program is to prepare Native Hawaiian students with options for careers in the global economy through the completion of a vigorous and culturally appropriate career and technical education degree program. Resulting degrees and certificates serve as preparation for employment in high demand, high skill or high wage careers in Hawaiʻi's sectors of the global economy.

The program is eligible to students who are:

  1. Native Hawaiian
  2. Enrolled at Honolulu Community College as their home campus in a Career & Technical Education or STEM program
  3. In good academic standing (min cum GPA is 2.0 or higher)

Participating students can access a variety of services including:

  • College & Career Development Workshops
  • Cultural Enrichment Workhops
  • Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Field trips to four-year campuses, cultural sites and professional fields
  • Tutoring and Peer Mentoring
  • Academic Advising
  • Loan out program (text books, laptops, electronics, etc. (for ACTIVE students only)
  • Makawalu College Transfer Conference to UH Hilo and UH Manoa (for ACTIVE students only)
  • Kau Wela Summer Bridge (FREE core classes - for ACTIVE students only)
  • Paid internships (for ACTIVE students only)
  • Class certification/licensure support (for ACTIVE students only)

If you meet the eligibility requirements and you are interested in applying for Poʻi Na Nalu, please stop by the Hawaiian Center and our staff will assist you.

Kaleialoha Lum-Ho, Poʻi Na Nalu Project Coordinator
(808) 845-9176, lumho@hawaii.edu

Greg Kashigi, Academic Support Coordinator
(808) 844-2322, gkashigi@hawaii.edu