UH Foundation receives award from Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

Grant will support Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education's work to strengthen educational pipeline

University of Hawaiʻi
Teri Yamashige, (808) 226-0078
Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education
Posted: Jun 27, 2012

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation has been awarded over $330,000 by the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation to support Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education’s work to significantly strengthen the educational pipeline for Hawai‘i’s students.
The one-year grant specifically supports Hawai‘i P-20’s work in the areas of longitudinal data, policy research and communications. The Harold K. L. Castle Foundation has invested significantly in public education as part of its commitment to close the achievement gap so that all of Hawai‘i’s children have access to a high-quality education. This includes investments in Hawai‘i P-20 since 2008, in both its strategic outcomes and P-3 work.
“Hawai‘i P-20 is the only institution in the state that focuses on the entire educational pipeline, from preschool through college. With this grant, the organization will continue to play a lead role in public education policy design and research, data-driven decision-making through the development of a longitudinal database, and stakeholder engagement specifically around the importance of college and the value of the Common Core State Standards in getting students ready for college,” said Terrence George, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation and its Board for their partnership with us and their deep investment in public education,” said Karen Lee, executive director of Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education. “These grant funds will be invested in a number of initiatives and will be used for research, policy and programs that move our state closer to reaching the goal of 55 percent of Hawai‘i’s working age adults having a 2- or 4-year college degree by the year 2025.”
Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education, a statewide partnership led by the Early Learning
Council, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education and the University of Hawai‘i System, works to strengthen the education pipeline from early childhood through higher education so that all students achieve college and career success. Hawai‘i P-20’s partners share a sense of urgency about the need to improve Hawai‘i’s educational outcomes in an increasingly global economy, and have established a goal of 55 percent of Hawai‘i’s working age adults having a 2- or 4-year college degree by 2025.
The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. The mission of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation is to unite donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i’s aspirations by raising philanthropic support and managing private investments to benefit UH, the people of Hawai‘i and our future generations. Our vision is to inspire giving and partnership with the University of Hawai‘i by fostering UH pride and passion among donors, alumni and the community.