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‘Āina Pauahi


I Hawai‘i nō nā Hawai‘i i ka ‘āina

Hawai‘i — its land and resources — makes us Hawaiian

The well-being of our lāhui is directly related to the health and condition of ‘āina. We steward ‘āina to be resilient so that it continues to provide us the physical, economic, educational, spiritual, and cultural connections that are inherent to Native Hawaiian identity in perpetuity.

Our legacy

Kamehameha Schools’ history is deeply rooted in Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s land legacy:

“I give, devise and bequeath all of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate real and personal, … to erect and maintain in the Hawaiian Islands two schools, each for boarding and day scholars, one for boys and one for girls, to be known as, and called the Kamehameha Schools …”

To realize her vision, KS stewards ‘Āina Pauahi for future generations.

With 364,000 acres of land, we manage ‘Āina Pauahi as a unified land portfolio — agriculture, conservation, commercial, residential and education.

More about our ‘āina legacy »

Our impact

‘Ōiwi education and leadership contributes toward a resilient economy, community and a thriving lāhui. To achieve meaningful change, KS’ commitment toward collective impact spans a wide range of areas.

Clean energy transformation

  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable generation
  • Clean transportation

Local food system

  • Production (agricultural and urban)
  • Processing, manufacturing, distribution
  • Access and consumption

Natural environment

  • Watershed, native species, and ecosystems management
  • Freshwater capacity (recharge, conservation, reuse)
  • Climate adaptation and mitigation

Smart sustainable communities

  • Affordability in housing
  • Well-being and quality of life
  • Cultural resource management
  • Community-based ahupua‘a planning

Green workforce and education

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Industry and workforce development
  • State economic development
  • ‘Āina-based education
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