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About Namahana Education Foundation

Founded in 2020, Namahana Education Foundation (NEF) is an independent nonprofit organization

established to advance Namahana School’s mission. NEF manages the fundraising and construction

process for the school campus, and generates ongoing community support to cover operational costs not

met by the state’s per-student allocation. NEF’s leadership includes a small staff, as well as an established

volunteer-board of community leaders, award-winning professionals in educational fundraising and

philanthropic management. NEF is a values-driven organization, committed to best practices and

sustaining a supportive and positive work environment for its staff and volunteers. For more about NEF

and Namahana School, please visit our website:


About Namahana School

Namahana School is a tuition-free Hawai‘i public charter middle and high school for the North Shore

communities of Kaua‘i. It is scheduled to welcome its first cohort of students in grades 7 and 8 in 2025,

adding a new grade each year until reaching full capacity in 2030. Its educational model, guided by the

international Big Picture Learning network, emphasizes cultivating deep connections with students’

communities and natural environment in order to build critical skills that can be applied to solving

real-world issues.

PO Box 1353
Kilauea, HI 96754
Open jobs: 0
Industry: Nonprofit & Social Services
Founded: 2020
Employees: 3