Malama Learning Center

Teaching and inspiring communities to live and work in a healthy, sustainable way

aka Malama Learning Center   |   Honolulu, HI   |  www.malamalearningcenter.org

Mission

To teach and inspire communities to create healthy living environments through programs that integrate art, science, conservation, and culture.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Pauline Sato

Main address

P.O. Box 1662

Honolulu, HI 96806 USA

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EIN

20-0442056

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ola Nā Kini

Ola Nā Kini is a year-round program designed to heal the land and sea through education and community engagement. Through this program and with the help of students, teachers, and volunteers, we grow and plant native Hawaiian and culturally significant plants and bring them to natural areas to restore the sites as living classrooms.

Population(s) Served

We coordinate a network of formal and informal educators who practice 'aina-based education to provide new ideas and skills, emotional support, and resources that in turn, strengthen the field of 'aina-based education.

Population(s) Served

The Mālama ʻĀina Field School (Field School) is designed to provide field-based activities linked to “in- class” learning that build skills for the 21st century and promote environmental and community health and resilience. Toward that end, the program engages students in meaningful learning opportunities so that they will be successful learners and contributors to their community and will begin to understand the role of 21st century konohiki (land manager). Teachers are also served in the Field School through professional development opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Native Hawaiians
Adults
Children and youth
Native Hawaiians
Adults
Children and youth
Native Hawaiians

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We primarily serve students and teachers.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Malama Learning Center

Board of directors
as of 12/05/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elden Esmeralda

Douglas Philpotts

Palehua Partners Joint Venture

Georgette Stevens

Olelo Community Media

Brandi Crabbe

Hawaiian Electric

Eric Enos

Kaala Farm

Mark Glick

HNEI

Lani Ramos-Harrington

Community

Jeffery Sampson

Kapolei High School

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/26/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/26/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.