Kapo’oloku Program for Native Hawaiian Student Success

Kapo’oloku Program for Native Hawaiian Student Success

Mission Statement

The Kapo‘oloku Program for Native Hawaiian Student Success exists to ensure that Kapi‘olani Community College (KapCC) programs and services are equitable for students of Hawaiian ancestry. The program provides a solid foundation for students by reinforcing the importance of education by promoting personal growth and development within the social, community and cultural contexts of Hawai‘i’s history.


  • Coordinate initiatives at KCC that support Native Hawaiian student success.
  • Serve as the piko for KCC programs serving Native Hawaiian students.
  • Identify barriers for Native Hawaiian students that impact success at KCC.
  • Plan, develop and implement programs that encourage student development towards success through academic equity, servant leadership and participation in co-curricular activities.

Services for Students

The Kapo‘oloku program for Native Hawaiian Student Success is located in the ‘Iliahi building on the Lae‘ahi (Diamond Head) side of Kapi‘olani Community College campus. Kapo‘oloku staff and student mentors can help you by:

  • Answering any questions you have about your goals and college.
  • Helping you connect to resources you need to succeed.
  • Exploring financial aid and scholarship options.
  • Advocating for you as a student worthy of a successful college journey.
  • Facilitating learning through hands on and real life experiences.
  • Connecting your history to your present, to shape your future.
  • Encouraging you to develop into a strong, independent learner.

Please sign up for the Native Hawaiian events at Kapi‘olani Community College


Forms & Documents

Download forms & documents at the Native Hawaiian Student Success Toolbox.

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