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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission of puko'a kani aina community development corporation (puko'a) is to improve opportunities for native hawaiians and their communities in order to live empowered, healthy and sustainable lifestyles. The long-range goal for puko'a is to work in partnership with others to target the educational, organizational and economic needs of native hawaiian communities.

Programs: Community impact services group - goal is to serve hawaiian communities who would like to increase their impact and achieve significant social change for hawaiians particularly in the area of education.

mohala i ka wai native hawaiian social impact program - goal is to provide a full range of direct services to community educational organizations working with native hawaiians and their communities. Services include strategic planning, marketing, financial planning, accounting and fiscal services.

youth development program - goals of increasing self confidence, academic achievement and connections of native hawaiian youth within their communities.

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The multitude of Native Hawaiian organizations that have emerged over the last 20 years is a testament to the interest, knowledge, and hard work Native Hawaiians are willing to commit to bettering themselves, their communities, and Hawaiʻi as a whole. At the same time Pūkoʻa recognizes that there is a significant need amongst these developing organizations for capacity support in various forms including; management, strategic planning, facilitation, and access to capital, that if provided, could significantly improve organizational functioning and increase their impact in providing services to meet the needs identified by their communities. The intended impact of Pūkoʻa is to create collective socioeconomic equality for Hawaiians and their communities.