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CNHA Members Vote Alaka‘ina Foundation to Board of Directors

December 28th, 2009: HONOLULU, HI - The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit serving a network of over 100 Native Hawaiian organizations, announces the newest addition to its board of directors, Alaka‘ina Foundation. CNHA is governed by a 15-member board of directors that meet quarterly in the months of January, April, July and October. In the summer of 2009, Alaka‘ina Foundation was elected by CNHA’s membership of Native Hawaiian organizations working in every facet of community service and engagement.

Alaka‘ina Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization chartered to develop and support leadership and educational programs for the children of Hawaii. It’s most successful and notable program is the Hawaii Source Education Outreach, also known as the Digital Bus. The foundation’s subsidiary, Akimeka Technologies, LLC partners with Maui organizations to operate the Digital Bus Project, a mobile science and technology lab supporting K-12 schools and community organizations throughout Maui, offering field-based science projects at outdoor locations and at school sites.

Representing Alaka‘ina Foundation at the CNHA Board of Directors is Mr. Philip Kahue, President of Akimeka Technologies, LLC, a Native Hawaiian 8(a) small business owned by the Foundation.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Kahue to our board of directors,” said Robin Puanani Danner, CNHA President and CEO. “His professional background and passion for nurturing the youth of Hawaii is a significant addition to the diverse skills and expertise of our board members – all of which are key to guiding CNHA’s work throughout the year.”

CNHA is a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources, and is a policy voice on issues important to Native Hawaiian communities. Its mission is to enhance the well-being of Hawaii through the cultural, economic, and community development of Native Hawaiians. For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or visit our website at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.


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