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KALO is a native governed advocacy organization committed to sustaining lifelong learning through education in ways that advance Hawaiian culture for a sustainable Hawai’i.


Since being founded in 2000, KALO has emerged as a leader in education with a focus on teacher education, strengthening and expanding the charter school movement in the state of Hawai’i, and promoting culturally-driven, family-oriented, and community-based education.


As a voice for evidence based reform, KALO administers funding to charter schools across Hawai’i and promotes policies and practices that strengthen organizations — to create innovative educational models for perpetuating Hawaiian culture.

KALO currently supports the five initiatives:
As a result of these initiatives, KALO is a resource to policy makers, funders, potential partners and serves the educational interests of the native population of Hawaiʻi. KALO promotes educational interests grounded in traditional practices taht advocate cultural vitality, environmental stewardship and community sustainability.