Hawaii Rise Workshops

We discuss and work with participants to understand how to highlight and communicate their unique experiences, skills, and perspectives as assets in the professional and academic realms, to best position them for whatever opportunities they would like to pursue and continue growing awareness and advocacy of the diversity of “success” and value kanaka offer to organizations and institutions.

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Educator Expansion

Hawaii Rise  invites community leaders, educators, coaches, and mentors to participate in “Educator Expansion” workshops, where we provide detailed curricula and in-depth training and guidance to assist them in replicating classes and workshops similar to those offered by Hawaii Rise Foundation, across the community in other venues and organizations.

professional development

Hawaii Rise kupuna and instructors with extensive business, education, and professional development skills and experience lead classes and workshops related to writing and submitting resumes, cover letters, and job, scholarship and financial aid applications; as well as and interview skills.

culture building activities

Hawaii Rise kupuna and instructors educate and guide participants in engaging in Hawaiian cultural activities – both traditional practices, as well modern adaptions – through free workshops. Cultural activities will include, but are not limited to: instrument crafting, instrument instruction, music, hula, art, storytelling, lauhala weaving, lei making, and food preparation.

Meet Some Of The Staff

Every one of our team members is devoted to Helping Hawaii Rise

Michael Sohriakoff, Jr.


Kim Kimi


Breeani Sumera-Lee


Morgan Rapozo