Kupua‘e is a private program created in 2016 by PCDC, as a pilot summer program for keiki, ages 3 – 10, that primarily reside in the Hawaiian homestead communities of Papakōlea, Kewalo and Kalāwahine. The goal of Kupua‘e is to immerse keiki in a full-range of fun and engaging activities that are enriched with Hawaiian language and culture. Kupua‘e will be held at the Papakōlea Community Park and Center and it will be administered by PCDC. The Program will create culturally-based summer learning opportunities for 40 keiki, resulting in increased academic and social skills, and assist children transitioning into new schools and/or grade levels.
About Program Partners
Kupua‘e is made possible through support from Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i, Lincoln Elementary School, Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation, Aloha United Way, CNHA’s Hawaiian Way Fund, and PCDC. Mahalo nui to all partners and community members for making Kupua‘e a reality.
About Papakōlea Community Development Corporation
Established in 1999, the Papakōlea Community Development Corporation (PCDC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves as a steward of the Papakolea Community Center and Park, and provides the residents of the Papakōlea, Kewalo and Kalāwahine Hawaiian homestead communities, with a full range of comprehensive services. PCDC is managed by a six-member governing Board of Directors representative of the Papakōlea Hawaiian homestead communities, and it’s Executive Director, Lilia Kapuniai.