For 10 years, the Hawai‘i Community Stewardship Network (HCSN) has served as a fiscally-sponsored, Hawai‘i-based community development organization committed to empowering communities to improve their quality of life through caring for their environmental heritage.
Today, we are in a process of transition -- with the support and input of the communities we serve, we are establishing an independent 501(c)(3) Hawaiʻi non-profit organization and changing our name to Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo, or KUA.
KUA means back. Like a backbone that connects and supports. Kuaʻāina are the grassroots, rural peoples of Hawaiʻi nei. Ulu means to grow. ‘Auamo is the carrying stick held on multiple shoulders of laborers who shared the burden of carrying something of great weight forward. By taking up the ‘auamo, our kuaʻāina communities share the sacred responsibility, or kuleana, to better Hawaiʻi.
KUA continues the work and mission of the Hawaiʻi Community Stewardship Network. We are deeply grateful to all who have made this transition possible. Mahalo nui loa!
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