Hawaiian Trades Academy
The Hawaiian Trades Academy is facilitated by CNHA in partnership with a number of non-profit and for-profit organizations. It is designed to help prepare and situate Native Hawaiians in the trade industry.
Update: We are no longer accepting applications at this time. We have reached full capacity for each class. Please check back later for updates on our other Academies. Mahalo for your support of CNHA’s programming!
FREE ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Classes
In celebration of Prince Kūhiō’s birth month and in conjunction with the Prince Kūhiō Festival and Kanaeokana’s ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi campaign, CNHA will host FREE ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi classes in two locations all month long starting on March 4th.
Update: We are no longer accepting applications. Mahalo for the overwhelming community support!
Native Artist Professional Development Training
In partnership with First People’s Fund and Oweesta Corporation, CNHA delivers training sessions to provide Native artists tools and support to manage entrepreneurial businesses to achieve economic success. The training curriculum, focuses on artists making a living from art through sales locally, regionally and nationally, enabling sustainability for the artist, family and community. This training offers a unique tool kit for artists!
To inquire about this and other NAPDT sessions, call Kanoe at 808-529-1618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Micro Enterprise Assistance Program (MEAP)
CNHA delivers an innovative continuum of business training, connected to access to capital, connected to affordable retail venues for permanent retail space and pop-up markets. This program was established with the help of CNHA member organizations with expertise in economic development, HUD Hawaii, and the County of Kauai to pilot a system that enables participants to receive business training, apply for capital and affordable retail space. MEAP is available on Kauai and on Oahu. To inquire about MEAP cohort start and end dates, email email@example.com.
Hawaii Native Community Coalition
Alongside partners, Kamehameha Schools, the Office of Hawaian Affairs and the Coulter Foundation, CNHA launched the Native Community Coalition in an effort to get Native Hawaiians civically engaged. This program provides grant funding each year to members of the Coalition to do civic engagement type activties with community. For more information call our CNHA office at 808-596-8155
ʻOihana Program (in development)
The ‘Oihana project is a small business development program that provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to Native Hawaiian businesses/entrepreneurs.
More information on this program will be announced shortly.
Program contact: Kanoe – 808-596-8155 or firstname.lastname@example.org