ʻApoākea Native Hawaiian Innovation Institute [ANHII] is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to vastly improve Native Hawaiiansʻ and other disadvantaged communities’ socio-economic status by expanding access to strategies & opportunities engaged in economic growth & self-sufficiency, food security & sustainability, climate change resilience, education, and the advancement of Native Hawaiian culture & knowledge in development of innovative models for business, tech, tourism, and housing & community development.
‘Apoākea (literally meaning “Infinite Reach”) Native Hawaiian Innovation Institute is a Native Hawaiian and person with autism-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded with the purpose of providing strategic and tactical solutions to issues causing and contributing to the negative consequences of disproportionality and disparity as they are suffered by socially disadvantaged and underserved communities that include, but are not limited to, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color, Women / Women of Color, People with Different Abilities/Disabilities, elderly and children.
ʻApoākea is currently engaged in the following areas of focus:
– Food Systems & Climate Change Resilience
– Autism Awareness
– Rural Development
– Truly Affordable Housing
ʻApoākea is also offering a Financial Empowerment for Young Women course as a pilot project from March 2022 – July 2022.