Native Hawaiian Organizations 8(a) Companies and Parent Non

Report
Native Hawaiian Organizations
8(a) Companies and Parent Non-Profits
Presented to:
National 8(a) Association Conference
June 17-18, 2014
What is an NHO?
• Any Community Service Organization serving
Native Hawaiians in the State of Hawaii
which:
- Is a non-profit corporation that has filed articles
of incorporation with the Hawaii Department of
Commerce and Consumer Affairs;
- Is controlled by Native Hawaiians; and,
- Whose activities will principally benefit Native
Hawaiians.
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Our Values
• Laulima – working together
• Kūpono – uncompromising
integrity
• Po`okela – strive for
excellence
• Ho`omau – perseverance
and endurance
• Kuleana – responsibility as
an honor and privilege
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Strategy
• Native Peoples face the same socioeconomic challenges
• Share lessons learned on what programs
work and which ones don’t
• Collaborate on joint programs tailored to
meet specific needs
• Non-profit activities can lead to B2B
relationships between Native Program
Participants (NHOs, ANCs, and Indian Tribes)
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NHO Structure
NHO
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• State Non-Profit
• Incorporated in Hawaii
• Majority Owner of
For-Profit 8a Companies
For-Profit 8a
Company
For-Profit 8a
Company
For-Profit 8a
Company
51% owned by NHO
75% owned by NHO
100% owned by NHO
What NHOs Do
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Extra-curricular STEM education programs for youth
Mentorship & job training in high-tech and emerging industries
Technical assistance for small and start-up businesses
Legal advocacy
Scholarships
Curriculum development for STEM
Native practices in farm and fish pond restoration
Job training and placement
Nutrition education for care givers of pre-school youth
Free modeling and ADA compliance retrofitting of homes
Mentoring and coaching for robotics
Investment in Native film and media
Foundation Overview
• Non-profit 501(c)3
corporation
• Activities benefit
youth of Hawaii
• Innovative programs
combine leadership,
science, technology,
and environmental
stewardship
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Alaka`ina Foundation Activities
• Digital Bus Program
- Offering state of the art mobile laboratories on Maui and
Moloka`i—since 2005
- Placed based science projects to K-12 students that meet Hawaii
DOE (HCPSII) standards; over 15,000 students reached
- Educator professional development
• Mentoring Program with UH Native Hawaiian Science and
Engineering Mentorship Program, Manu Kai and PMRF
• Grants and Scholarships
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Chaminade University Hogan Entrepreneur Program
Lua, Inc.
Kaumakapili Church
Waianae HS and Baldwin HS Robotics Programs
Digital Bus Program
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Digital Bus Partnerships
• Maui Economic Development
Board
• Maui Economic Opportunity
• UH – Maui College
• Maui Coastal Land Trust
• Pacific Biodiesel
• First Wind
• Young Brothers
• Maui Electric Company
• Kamehameha Schools
• NOAA
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• Hawaiian Islands Humpback
Whale National Marine
Sanctuary
• Ko`ie`ie Fishpond Association
• Maui Nui Botanical Garden
• Na Pua No`eau
• Kihei Youth Center
• Hana Youth Center
• Pae Loko
• `Imi Naauao
• The Nature Conservancy
Maui Digital Bus
• Maui Bus – Ka`a `Imi `Ike
- “Vehicle for Seeking Knowledge”
- Powered by Maui produced bio-diesel; telescoping wind-turbine
and photo-voltaic panels on roof
- Development and refinement of new K-12 curriculum with focus
on sustainability and renewable energy technology
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Examples of Programs Offered
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Flagship Curriculum
- I Spy at the Beach – Kindergarten
- Tide Pools – 2nd and 3rd Grade
- Coral Critters – 3rd and 4th Grade
- Ocean Pollution Solutions – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
- My Watershed – 7th Grade
`Aina Curriculum
- Lo`i Labs: Soil, H2O, and Stream Studies
Kai Curriculum
- Algae Growth
- Plankton ID Lab
Wai Curriculum
- Stream Sense
- What is a Watershed?
- What is Water Stored?
Moloka`i Digital Bus
• Maintenance of ahupua`a curriculum
• Expansion of programs beyond elementary, specifically targeting
middle school
• Exploring new partnerships with Moloka`i Health Center and
Moloka`i Community Services Center
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Moloka`i Digital Bus
• 2013-14 Moloka`i Ho`ike Project
- NOAA B-WET grant funded
- 20 teachers and 300 students
- Serving all 6 public schools on
island
- Goal – inspire keiki to take
responsibility
for their future and island home
- Focused on protecting the
environment,
both ocean and land
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Native Values
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NHOs Vision
• Purpose
- Provide support for the Native Hawaiian
community and Hawaii’s local economy
- Building businesses and creating job
opportunities
• Mission
- Serve as economic engines
- Enable Native Hawaiians to serve and support
their own communities economically, socially,
and culturally
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