Above Subway in the ‘Iliahi building, many will stumble upon two small offices that open their doors to many advantages and guidance. The Kapo‘oloku Program is the Native Hawaiian Student Success Program that provides assistance and opportunities for Native Hawaiian students attending KCC.
When the program began in May 2014, it was given the name Kapo‘oloku based on who it stood for and what it meant. Michaelyn Nākoa, the coordinator for the Kapo‘oloku Program, stated that she had worked with Nāwa‘a Napoleon, the current dean of Arts & Sciences, to establish an appropriate title for the program.
They had determined that they would name the program after Princess Virginia Kapo‘oloku Po‘omaikelani, the sister of Princess Kapi‘olani, who was deeply rooted in reviving Hawaiian culture. Read more >>
(Author: Kapi‘o Staff Writer Lexus Yamashiro; Img src: Kapo‘oloku Program)