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Teach For America Hawai'i

Since 2006, Teach For America has worked alongside our partners in Hawai‘i to create opportunities for kids in our most underserved communities.

In Hawai‘i, we are deeply committed to the possibility that all students have access to an excellent education that prepares them to become authentic leaders of our local and global communities. Our regional core values of kuleana (responsibility), ‘ohana (family), and aloha (love), and our 10-year Strategic Direction guide our work.

We do not work alone in this effort, but as part of a broader community of families, community organizations, educators, and other leaders who are committed to helping our students become learners and leaders. We work together to empower students to contribute to their local and global communities, while honoring and being grounded in the history, values, and cultural diversity that make our islands unique.

Today, with more than 450 people directly associated with Teach For America in our Hawai‘i community (corps members, alumni, staff, and board), we have tremendous potential as a community of people who share a set of values and a commitment to the movement for educational equity.


Corps members




Working in Education


Mid-level school leaders (SY2018-19)

“TFA to me means family. I am from Hawai‘i, born and raised and I know in Hawai‘i family is a big thing. When I think of TFA Hawai‘i, I think of family because of the ‘ohana that has been created through the program.”

Taylor Hamilton


News & Media Coverage

Teach For America Hawai'i Welcomes Shelley Cramer of Saks Fifth Avenue to Regional Board

Connect With Us


Honolulu Office

500 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 3-580
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 521-1371

Kona Office

75-5706 Kuakini Highway, Suite 102
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 769-4526
Office location only, please send all mail to Honolulu office.

Alumni Affairs

Meilan Akaka Manfre, Managing Director, Alumni Network

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