In 2013 the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation awarded a matching grant of $922,815.33 for Paipai o Ko‘olau, a new initiative at Windward Community College. The goal was to increase college access and completion for Windward O‘ahu communities. Paipai o Ko‘olau means "the support or encouragement of the Ko‘olau." Paipai refers to a supporting structure and can also be thought of as the mountains holding up the island. In this video we meet some of the program participants and hear how this new program with key supports transformed their lives.

Video by Matt Chong

Paipai o Ko‘olau

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