Hawaiʻinuiākea is committed to sharing knowledge with our Hawaiian communities through service and support. Community initiatives have positively impacted communities across our pae ʻāina, and in some cases provided the kākoʻo needed to launch into sustainable, grassroots efforts.
Some community projects originated from seed grants awarded by HSHK to its faculty to encourage community engagement through critical, applied research projects that benefit community-identified needs, interests and goals. These projects link education, research, and practice together in ways that invigorate the work of faculty and students while taking scholarship beyond the borders of the Mānoa campus. Such scholar-practitioner initiatives have generated tangible returns on invested resources that include stronger partnerships among community organizations and increased relevance and meaning of scholarly engagement and research.