Grants Awarded: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
Grantee: Institute of Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE)
Project Description: The goal of the Growing Our Own in Waianae project is to increase educational attainment, economic, and social self-sufficiency for Native Hawaiian community members on the Waianae Coast of Hawai’i. Waianae has the highest rates of teacher turnover, new hire teacher placements, non-resident teacher placements, and unqualified teachers, all factors that negatively impact student learning and their academic development among the State. To address these issues, the project will pilot and evaluate a “Grow Your Own” teacher model, which will recruit, place, and retain 100 Native Hawaiian community members who want to get a degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or K-12, and are dedicated to teaching on, and contributing to the educational and economic growth of the Native Hawaiian population on the Waianae Coast.
- Location: Kapolei, Hawaii
- ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
- Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
- Project Period: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
- FY 2018 Award: $389,410