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Friends of Waimanalo

Lifting our Community one Trade at a time.


Founded in Hawaiian traditions, Friends of Waimanalo is a non-profit

organization to promote a workforce development resource center to inspire,

educate and train future generations and at-risk community members in the

areas of Build and Trades, Multi Media and Hawaiian Cultural Education.

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Friends of Waimanalo at a Glance

Friends of Waimanalo is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization with a focus on Workforce Development for our Communities. We have established 3 main Trades Academies to help our people; Build & Trades, Hawaiian Culture and Multi Media.

We take on the biggest challenges because we know that when our people go through their challenges they need someone there to help lift them up and guide them.

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Bringing Change


Homeless Outreach

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Here we assist in the learning of oneʻs culture and to rebuild your life through restoring others.

Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.


OSHA 10 Safety

At Friends of Waimanalo, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing workplace safety and community Emergency Response. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.


Multi Media Production

In these times we need to continue to provide content and to assist in the new normal. Our Multi Media Teams are trained to Livestream for Distance Learning and to Create Film and TV Productions. Creating jobs in this industry is one of many ventures we embarked on.

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"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

Vincent van Gogh

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Upcoming Events

  • Free Turkey Giveaway
    Sun, Dec 19
    Waimānalo middle school
    Dec 19, 2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Waimānalo middle school, Waimānalo, HI 96795, USA
  • Free Covid Vaccine Drive for Waimanalo Community
    Jun 06, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Waimānalo, Waimānalo, HI 96795, USA
    Friends of Waimanalo has partnered to bring the Covid Vaccine to our members wanting to get vaccinated. Youth and Adults are allowed to get the vaccine. Walk ins welcomed.
  • Wa'a Dry Dock and Maintenance
    Mon, May 31
    Waimanalo Beach
    May 31, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo Beach, HI, USA
    Friends of Waimanalo is taking our Ka'ihekauila Wa'a Kaulua back into dry dock to refurbish the wood and hulls and put new lashings. The wa'a is due by our community for special events and for our educational programs with various schools educating students from 3 years old to 17.
  • 2nd and first shots for Vaccine
    Wed, May 26
    May 26, 2021, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Waimānalo, 41 Ilauhole St, Waimānalo, HI 96795, USA
    Coming up we are doing the Second Shots and accepting walkups and newly registered citizens for their first shots. Youth to adults welcomed. SEE FLYER FOR DETAILS
  • Fundraising for Waimanalo Community Shuttle Bus for Senior Citizens
    May 18, 2021, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Waimānalo, Waimānalo, HI 96795, USA
    Friends of Waimanalo is renovating a formerly used Handivan Bus to provide a Waimanalo Senior Citizens Shuttle bus to create easier mobility for our disabled Kupuna to get to their medial appointments and to do errands with in the Ahupua'a of Waimanalo.
  • Cyril Pahinui Festival
    Sat, Apr 24
    Waimanalo Beach
    Apr 24, 2021, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo Beach, HI, USA
    Friends of Waimanalo Multimedia Team helps support one of Waimanalo's own who has given tot he community for many years his musical gift. His Father Gabby has always been a fixture in Hawaiian Slack Key music and it's our honor to continue one the perpetuation of Hawaiian Music through Cyril Pahinui
  • Papahana O Kaiona Ukulele Building Project
    Apr 20, 2021, 7:00 PM – May 23, 2021, 8:24 AM
    Maili, Maili, HI 96792, USA
    Working with our wonderful students on the West side of Waianae and Nanakuli, Our ALC students learning Basic Carpentry. Their latest project is building their own Ukulele which takes time, patience and finesse.
  • Fundraising for Ko'olaupoko Victims
    Mar 13, 2021, 7:00 PM – Mar 31, 2021, 11:00 PM
    Go Fund ME
    Collecting Donations, Wood Materials and Supplies for our community members on the north shore of O'ahu.
  • Papahana O Kaiona Bench Building Project
    Feb 09, 2021, 7:00 PM – Mar 27, 2021, 11:00 PM
    Maili, Maili, HI 96792, USA
    Friends of Waimanalo conducting Basic Carpentry Skills for ALC students in Waianae and Nanakuli. Such a great event with Students having passion for hands on work and gaining a skill to perpetuate to future job skills
  • Papahana O Kaiona Project 2021
    Tue, Jan 05
    Kamehameha Schools Maili
    Jan 05, 2021, 8:00 AM – May 23, 2021, 8:03 AM
    Kamehameha Schools Maili, CA, USA
    Alternative Learning Courses with Hale Oʻ Kaiona Nanakuli and Waianae. Basic Carpentry Skills Safety Training and Multi Media Production Training.
  • 2020 Hemp Summit
    Mon, Dec 07
    Waimanalo Hawaii
    Dec 07, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Waimanalo Hawaii, HI USA
    Meet, Discuss and Invest in our Hemp Processing plant to create Hemp Products for Building Affordable Homes and Office Buildings.
  • Waʻa Lashing Program
    Sat, Dec 05
    Waimanlo Hawaii
    Dec 05, 2020, 10:10 AM
    Waimanlo Hawaii, Hawaii
    Learn to Lash a traditional Hawaiian Sailing Canoe
  • Farrington High School Digital Media Class
    Aug 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – Dec 18, 2021, 11:00 PM
    Honolulu, 1564 N King St, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
    Friends of Waimanalo Multimedia Academy assisting with Farrington High school's Digital Media Students.
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