Alu Like Inc.

ALU LIKE, Inc. is a nonprofit organization for Native Hawaiians. We have assisted Native Hawaiians in their efforts to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency for over 30 years. Incorporated in 1975 as a private, non-profit service organization, ALU LIKE, Inc. remains committed to the vision and mission of our founders.

ALU LIKE, a term used frequently in Hawaii during the 1800s (as reflected in the earlier Hawaiian language newspapers and revived for this special program) means “striving (working) together”. We received our name from Kupuna Mary Kawena Pukui, and our motto:

“E alu like mai kākou, e nā`ōiwi o Hawai`i” “Let us work together natives of Hawai`i”
from Kupuna Edith Kanakaole. ALU LIKE Inc. continues to support the forward movement of Native Hawaiians in today’s ever-changing world. ALU LIKE, Inc. has 238 employees and offices located throughout the State of Hawai`i.

Current projects:

Ho‘okahua – Early Childhood Department
Pūlama I Nā Keiki Project (Cherish the Children)
Native Hawaiian Child Care Assistance Project

Ho‘āla Hou – High Risk Reduction
Hui Ho`ona auao i na `Opio Project
Youth Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Prevention Project
Ke Ala Ho`ōlokahi Project
Youth Retreat Project

Ho‘omānea ‘Ōiwi – Employment & Training
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Comprehensive Services (for Adults)
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Supplement Youth Services
Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Supplemental Youth Services

Ka Ipu Kā‘eo – Education & Training
Maritime Stewardship Program
Ola Ka Honua: Volcanoes Alive Project
Native Hawaiian Career & Technical Education Program
Native Hawaiian Career & Technical Education Brochure

Hana Lima Scholarship

Kūlia Like – Financial Literacy
Information & Referral
Individual Development Account
Financial Literacy

Kumu Kahi – Elderly Services Department
Ke Ola Pono No Nā Kūpuna Program
The Native American Caregivers Support Program

Ka Waihona Puke ‘Ōiwi – Native Hawaiian Library
NHLP Library Card Application
NHL Summer Reading 2010 Application


KUPUNA  PROGRAM – “Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna” This program is under the Alulike organization and referred to as “Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna” (Good health and living for the Elderly – Native Hawaiian Elderly Services Project) which provides daily congregate meals or limited home delivered meal services on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu. For hours of operation, eligibility requirements, locations, services and costs, click on