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    Inpeace Inpeace Presentation Transcript

    • W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engaging Communities in Education April 2011
    • About INPEACE
      • Mission: To improve the quality of live for
      • Native Hawaiians through community
      • partnerships that provide educational
      • opportunities and promote self- sufficiency.
      • Program Areas:
      • Early Childhood
      • Workforce Development
      • Cultural Land Stewardship
      • Founded in 1994 by three female, Native Hawaiian educators: Dr. Kathryn H. Au, Sherlyn Franklin Goo, and Dr. Alice J. Kawakami
      • Created to ensure continuity of educational services to Native Hawaiian communities
      History of INPEACE
    • INPEACE believes…
      • education improves quality of life.
      • community partnerships are essential to the educational process.
      • communities have resources and assets.
      • communities have the right to self-determination.
      • culturally grounded experiences are essential to the educational process.
      • cultural strengths support education.
    • Current View Statewide organization in NH communities Serving 2,500 annually 65 year round plus 70 summer employees
    • INPEACE Engaging Communities Team
      • Kanoe Nāone is the Chief Executive Officer for INPEACE. Please see the retreat and Keiki Steps videos for a sneak peak of her in action. Kanoe has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i, is a former Hawaiian Immersion teacher and is from the island of Kaua‘i but now lives in Moanalua Valley with her husband and 4 children.
    • INPEACE Engaging Communities Team
      • Danton Nāone is the Kupu Ola Program Director for INPEACE. He has an eclectic background of union, bodyguard, cowboy, and livestock work that blended with his Native Hawaiian cultural upbringing ensures Kupu Ola is relevant and powerful. See the Retreat and Keiki Steps videos for more of Danton.
    • INPEACE Engaging Communities Team
      • Lisa Pakele is the Keiki Steps Program Director at INPEACE. A Kamehameha Schools graduate with a BA in Psychology she has moved up the ranks at INPEACE. Starting as a parent in the program she quickly was recognized as a valuable asset to the company and community. Lisa is a mother of 4 and passionate about her work, as you will see when viewing a clip of her on our videos.
    • INPEACE Engaging Communities Team
      • Keala Young started in Keiki Steps as parent, then moved into Aide and is now a Site Coordinator. Keala has her CDA and is working towards her AA in Early Childhood. As a Wai ‘anae resident, wife and mother of 3 girls she recently purchased her first home. You will catch a glimpse of Keala’s passion and spirit on the INPEACE retreat video.
    • INPEACE Engaging Communities Team
      • Shantil Arroyo is currently a junior in the Early Childhood Education Department at Linfield College in Oregon. Shantil began working in ECE in High School where she took 2 college courses before graduating and did her senior project on the Keiki Steps program where she was a student aide. Her first paid ECE job was with our Keiki Steps to Kindergarten program and she was class president both her freshman and senior years in high school.
    • Program Structure
    • See INPEACE in action by going to this url and playing our 2010 retreat video: Check out our Keiki Steps video by “click(ing) to play” at this url:
    • Keiki Steps Program Overview Empowering Parents and Families
    • Keiki Steps
      • Born from the community's cultural needs
      • Fosters the interaction between parents and children
      • Focuses on experiential learning
      • Empowers parents with brain development knowledge
    • Where can you find Keiki Steps?
      • O‘ahu - Kapolei, Nānākuli, Mā ‘ili, Leihōkū, Wai‘anae, Kamaile, Mākaha, and Ulu Ke Kukui
      • Hilo – Ha ‘aheo, Kapi‘olani and Keaukaha
      • West Hawai‘i - Kahikolu
      • Moloka‘i - Kilohana
    • Keiki Steps Outcomes
      • Evaluation shows Keiki Steps helped increase economic self-sufficiency of at-risk communities
      • 90% of Keiki Steps staff participated as parents in the program
      • Children who participated in the program showed statistically significant improved school readiness, literacy, socialization skills and self confidence