We strive to offer cultural programs that strengthen native communities, cultivate youth leadership, and promote cultural education and awareness.

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Kaleinani O Ke Kukui

Kaleinani O Ke Kukui is a hālau hula (hula school) that traces its lineage and roots back to Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. The hālau provides traditional hula training for keiki (children), teens, and adults. Music and performing arts classes are also offered through this cultural program. Haumāna (students) attend weekly classes.

KKF Junior Board

Ke Kukui Foundationʻs Junior Board gives teens the opportunity to gain experience working in a non-profit organization. This program encourages teens to express themselves while igniting their creativity.

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Hula & Craft Workshop

Our annual event, 4 Days of Aloha features Hula & Craft Workshops. We invite master cultural practitioners from Hawaiʻi to share their knowledge with our community in the Pacific Northwest. Workshop participants are able to choose from a wide variety of classes they can take from ancient style hula to traditional lauhala weaving and more!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

For many Native Hawaiians, it is a struggle to be able to connect and discover their culture while being so far away from Hawaiʻi. Ke Kukui Foundation offers Hawaiian Language classes to the community giving Native Hawaiians have the opportunity to connect with their heritage and non-Natives the opportunity to understand the rich culture.

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Kukui Gardens

Through our Kukui Gardens we are able to encourage our youth to stay healthy and practice sustainability. A garden is a simple way to help keep our families healthy, our food local and our community engaged. Every garden is also a classroom where the natural world teaches them about patience, cooperation and responsibility.