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Our Core Values


Our core values guide our policies, planning, programs, practice, and relationships with the Queen’s kamali‘i (beneficiaries), their families, our community, each other, and others with whom we work.  

  • Aloha (compassion, empathy, kindness)
  • ‘Imi Na‘auao (seeking knowledge)  – We pursue growth and continuous learning.
  • Kuleana (responsible, accountable) – We take responsibility and are accountable for ensuring that the legacy of Queen Liliʻuokalani is perpetuated with the utmost integrity.
  • Po‘okela (excellence) – We strive for excellence in all that we do.
  • Pono (right time, place, reason, people, tools) – We are guided in our actions to do what is right.
  • Wiwo‘ole (courageous, brave, fearless) – Following the guidance of our Queen, we remember never to cease to act because we fear we may fail.

As we work together in our various capacities and positions throughout Hawaiʻi, we draw on these deeply-held beliefs 
to guide our decision making to best support innovation, engagement,
 and empowerment in advancing our strategic initiatives. 

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