Partners in Development
Courtesy of Partners in Development
Established in 1997, Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) provides a wide range of ten free programs in early education, community strengthening, and island resiliency. PIDF is a local nonprofit that has served over 148,000 in 50 communities across the state with a focus on Native Hawaiian, low-income, remote, and rural communities that continue to be disproportionately represented in many negative statistics, such as high rates of incarceration, high school drop-outs, poverty, substance abuse, and below living wage jobs. PIDF’s programs incorporate culture, language, and values to reach families in a way that is relevant and meaningful. The overall goal of PIDF is to break the intergenerational cycles of trauma and equip participants with the skills and support needed to achieve long-term success.
Island Resiliency: PIDF’s commitment to seeing a more resilient future for Hawaiʻi’s people is accomplished through meaningful community partnerships and their natural farming project, Kupa ʻAina, which works to provide cultural ʻāina-based learning and education around food sustainability.
Strengthening Families and Communities: PIDF’s social services strengthen families and communities by addressing the needs of some of Hawaiʻi’s most vulnerable youth and families, including opportunity youth, or “youth of promise,” affected by adverse childhood experiences.
Multi-generational Education: PIDF’s multi-generational education programs engage keiki to kūpuna, supporting families as first teachers. These programs are culturally rooted and support early childhood development, caregiver education, and curriculum studies in reading, math, and science.