Hui Manawa Kūpono
In 2009, C.O.P. was awarded a 3-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Education of Native Hawaiians Program. The goals of this project are to:
- Provide college preparation outreach activities to Native Hawaiian high school students from at-risk communities;
- Create and expand a pipeline recruiting process for Native Hawaiian high school students graduating from Hawaiian charter and/or Hawaiian language immersion schools;
- Expand the UHM College Opportunities Program by recruiting, selecting, and supporting Native Hawaiian high school graduates from at-risk communities to participate in a six-week residential summer program and a first year retention program;
- Increase the 1st through 4th year retention and 6-year graduation rates of Native Hawaiian students at UHM by establishing academic learning communities, expanding financial support, and providing tutoring and academic advising; and
- Increase the graduate school going-rate of Native Hawaiians at UHM by providing financial support and counseling services.
Approximately 270 students will be served by the project each year for a total of 1,110 students over the course of three years.
Hui Manawa Kūpono is administered by the College Opportunities Program (COP) with funding provided through the Native Hawaiian Education Act under the U.S. Department of Education.