Compassion in Action

Virtual Community Event

November 30, 2021


He pūkoʻa kani ʻāina.
A coral reef that grows into an island.
Together we are building an island of support!

Join us on November 30, 6:30-7:30 pm, for Compassion in Action, a virtual celebration of the many everyday heroes in Ko‘olaupoko who are working tirelessly to strengthen a culture of caring in our communities. Help us honor the many community assets we have in Ko‘olaupoko, make connections, and learn how you can be a part of the action.

Watch Compassion in Action from anywhere! The event will be streaming live on YouTube, Facebook, and ‘Ōlelo Community Media – Channel 53.

Be sure to register to be eligible to win prizes and giveaways happening during the event!

Watch live on Facebook

Event Agenda


Ardis Eschenberg, Chancellor of Windward Community College will highlight one of the ways that Windward Community College dug in during the pandemic to show their students they are cared for.

Dean Wilhelm, Founder of Ho‘okua‘āina will talk about how they are strengthening overall community health and contributing to a Culture of Caring in a way that is rooted in cultural practices and ‘āina based work.

Jill Laboy of Kailua Intermedia School will tell an inspiring story that has made a positive difference for students with new ways to support our youth in their unique contexts.

Live Music

Enjoy live performances from local musicians, Herb Lee and Na Waiho‘olu‘u O Ke Anuenue.


Stories  of resilience, compassion and community. Join along by posting your sotry of compassion on social media with #compassionstory.

Live Giveaways

Pre-register to be eligible to win prizes given away live throughout the event.

Even though anyone can tune in to this live online event, anyone who registers will automatically be entered to win some great prizes!


Girl making heart

Compassionate Ko‘olapoko

In Ko‘olaupoko, we care deeply about our youth and families. Whether you are a parent, caregiver, kūpuna, educator, coach, spiritual leader, doctor, or anyone else who cares for and about our youth, you play an essential role in building a Compassionate Ko‘olaupoko.

Compassionate Ko‘olaupoko is a community-wide movement guided by leaders from the Department of Education and Windward Community College, educators, community-based organizations, service providers, and community champions from throughout Ko‘olaupoko.

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