Our Home. Our Keiki.


Caring for our community means being a resource to all who nurture our youth including parents, caregivers, kūpuna, educators, coaches, spiritual leaders, doctors, and others. Whether addressing physical, emotional, or academic needs, together we create a resilient and compassionate community. Together we create a community where every child can just be a kid.

The world is changing and we can change with it. Together, let’s build a Compassionate Ko‘olaupoko.

He pūkoʻa kani ʻāina.

A coral reef that grows into an island.

What is Compassion?

It is more than a love and empathy for our ohana. It’s shared kuleana for each other. It’s teachers and coaches championing all students. It’s volunteers showing up where they are needed most.

It’s all of us—families, schools, and community—working together to create a culture of caring where everyone is seen, heard, and supported. It’s all of us taking a stand for equity. It’s an ecosystem of aloha and a legacy of love.

Our Vision

Newly-formed, Compassionate Ko‘olaupoko empowers our communities to improve the social-emotional health of our youth and their families and strengthens a culture of caring.

Sharing mo‘olelo with the people of Ko‘olaupoko, we tell our stories of compassion through food, plants, place, practices, and share a hopeful future so kids and their families can see themselves thriving.

Mana‘o – Events & Learning Opportunities

Learn from fellow educators, community leaders, and colleagues at our educational and interactive events.

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Mana‘o – Replays

Replays of events, book talk stories, speaker series, and professional development featuring  Hawaiʻiʻs most inspirational authors, educators, trainers and cultural leaders.

Stories of Compassion

The world can be a heavy place… job loss, COVID, kids struggling in school, and families fighting to pay rent. Compassionate Ko‘olaupoko was created to strengthen a culture of caring—to lift up one another with an understanding that we all experience trauma.

Let’s strengthen one another and put some positivity out there! Share a story of a time when you experienced compassion and kindness—so that others can be inspired to do the same.

Post on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with #compassionstory and join the movement!

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Compassion in Koolaupoko

Whether you need the support of your community or want to reach out to offer a listening ear or a helping hand, your actions of compassion and kindness create ripples felt by the entire community. Just like you explore our ‘āina, it’s time to explore your options. Click on locations below to find out what services are available in your area.

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