In 2007 the University of Hawai`i Community Colleges launched the Achieving the Dream Initiative supported by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Kamehameha Schools (UHCC AtD Website). Achieving the Dream is a multi-year project that is aimed at minority students who encounter significant barriers to their success. Research and data are used to overcome these barriers and drive change. Native Hawaiian students are the primary focus of the UHCC's initiatives and in 2007 an implementation plan was submitted to the national coordinators that outlined each college's plan to evaluate student success, propose strategies, and re-evaluate for effectiveness.
Honoring and building on our history and diverse cultures, Ho`ouluwehi offers an innovative sustainability learning focal point for the entire Island of Kaua`i.