'AHA 'OHANA 2022

In the spirit of ALOHA, we humbly present our 2022 ʻAHA ʻOHANA SERIES.

  • RISE! Keiki Vibrancy Series: Cultural Foundations

  • RISE! ʻŌpio Vibrancy Series: Adulting 101

  • RISE! Makua Vibrancy Series: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

  • RISE! Kupuna Vibrancy Series: Celebrating Our Hulu Kūpuna

The goal of the ʻAha ʻOhana series is to provide something for everyone, from hands-on culture-based learning experiences for our keiki to celebrating our kūpuna at our inaugural year-end Holokū Ball. We look forward to sharing these upcoming events with all of you in 2022!




‘AHA KEIKI (FIRE) Enthusiasm, courageousness, passion, creativity, originality, and resourcefulness. All of these fire qualities are prevalent in our youth. Children are taught the dangers of fire and to keep away from it; however, the goal is for our youth to understand and develop these fire traits to temper its qualities toward achieving balance. Learn more about Our RISE! Keiki Vibrancy Series - Cultural Foundations.


'AHA ʻŌPIO (AIR) Our youth are progressive, flexible, curious, independent, adventurous, and intellectual. Air feeds our brain and is not fixed and solid but flexible and constantly moving. Air is the balance between fire and water and enables the mind to liberate the bonds of earth. Spread the word about our FREE RISE! ʻŌpio Vibrancy Series - Adulting 101 happening this Spring. This weekend-long event will cover various topics like Money and Credit Management, Investing, Taxes, Career Planning, Job Search/Resume/Interview, etc.


ʻAHA MAKUA (LAND) Respectable, hardworking, detail-oriented, stable, reliable, cautious, punctual, practical. In esoteric wisdom, land relates to the body. If you do not look after yourself and are unfit or unhealthy, it becomes more challenging to support energies generated by the other elements. Land represents grounding, the foundation for life, and family roots. Share our RISE! Makua Vibrancy - Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit Fair with all. Subject matter experts from Hawaiʻi and the DMV area are excited to share some of the following with all of you: Lomilomi (massage), Laʻau Lapaʻau (Healing with Whole Foods), Hula (Dance), Self Defense, Meditation, Cooking Demonstration, etc.


ʻAHA KŪPUNA (WATER) Our elders can be described as self-aware, adaptive, modest, devoted, reflective, authentic, integrating, and cooperative. Water is fluid and adaptable and dictates one's ability to manage various situations. In contrast, fire and air relate to thoughts and emotions, the element of water tests oneʻs ability to be fluid and adaptable when faced with adversity. Join us as we honor the journey of our elders/ancestors at our inaugural RISE! Kūpuna Vibrancy Series - Celebrating our Hulu Kūpuna (Precious Elders) Holokū Ball Fundraiser in October.

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The Starbucks Foundation supports thriving communities through grants to nonprofit organizations, from our hometown in Seattle and neighborhoods across the country, to coffee and tea-growing communities around the world. The Starbucks Foundation’s focus areas in 2022 include: Neighborhood Grants. Neighborhood Grants are investments that help build sustained local impact and inspire increased partner volunteerism with nonprofit organizations that work in our communities. Through this unique program, The Starbucks Foundation invites Starbucks partners to nominate a local organization in their community.



Papa Ola Lokahi (a 501[c][3] non-profit organization): Ke ala mālamalama (The mission) is to improve the health status and well-being of Native Hawaiians and others by advocating for, initiating, and maintaining culturally-appropriate strategic actions aimed at improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians and their `ohana (families), and empowering them to determine their own destinies. Papa Ola Lokahi has provided a grant to E Ala Hawaiian Cultural Center to kōkua with its 2022 Health Fair Weekend, which is a part of our 2022 theme - `Aha `Ohana.