Consuelo convenes and participates in a variety of network partnerships designed to further our mission, support our partners, and join the wider ecosystem of changemakers seeking to make Hawai‘i better for children and families. These include the Commit to Keiki Steering Committee, a subcommittee under the Early Childhood Action Strategy.
Consuelo is also a co-founder of the Funder Hui and active member of the Advisory Board. Two programs of Consuelo include the Culturally Relevant Evaluation and Assessment, Hawai‘i Chapter (CREA-HI) and the Ka Hālauloa a Kanipahu Health Equity Collaborative, both co-collaborations with multiple stakeholders.
Since 2014, CREA-HI has promoted indigenous values in evaluation and assessment across Hawai‘i and features an array of diverse practitioner members. CREA-HI developed Evaluation with Aloha: a Framework for Working in Native Hawaiian Contexts and contributed to the development of the Kūkulu Kumuhana Native Hawaiian well-being indicators. Additionally, CREA-HI curates a strand of the Hawai‘i Pacific Evaluation and Assessment conference every year.
Active steering committee organizations and members can be found on the CREA-HI website. CREA-HI is grateful to the foundational guiding leadership of Aunty VerlieAnn Malina-Wright and Aunty Puanani Burgess for their leadership and inspiration.
Ka Hālauloa a Kanipahu Health Equity Collaborative
In 2021, Consuelo Foundation, Hui Mālama i ke Ala ‘Ūlili (huiMAU) and Molokai Child Abuse Prevention Pathways (MCAPP) initiated a health equity collaboration. This collaboration articulates health equity from a rural Native Hawaiian perspective and support these two organizations to explore these concepts and engage in meaningful dialogue and deep learning exchange. Ho‘oulu ‘Āina at Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (KKV) is an advisor to the collaborative, which is supported by Direct Relief’s Health Equity Fund.
The final report from year one of this project can be found in the Resource Hub.
Make no mistake: Aloha is hard to do, to achieve, to internalize, to practice every day with each interaction. Aloha is my way of prayer, my challenge, my practice, my Way.”
—Aunty Puanani Burgess in Evaluation with Aloha: A Framework for Evaluating in Native Hawaiian Contexts (CREA-Hawai‘i)