ʻO Makuʻu Ke Kahua Community Center
ʻO Makuʻu Ke Kahua Community Center (ʻOMKKCC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located in Puna, Hawaiʻi on Moku o Keawe (Hawaiʻi Island). ʻOMKKCC was recently developed in 2019 in order to continue the voyage approved and set forth by the founders of Makuʻu Farmers Associationin 1997.
At a glance
This structure will house cultural workshops, after school programs, community outreach events, business and culinary opportunities, computer classes, Health & wellness activities, allow for hosting private events, meetings and numerous other activities that will improve our community on various scales.
In Our Community
With the variety of proposed programs and projects, `OMKKCC has an ongoing commitment to remain a community-grounded foundation that promotes & perpetuates Native Hawaiian values and traditions, while also providing educational and employment opportunities.
Features of the proposed community center include:
hula studio with restrooms,
main meeting room,
multi-use resource center
conference rooms (for the purposes of hosting community meetings),
computer lab for public use,
private certified kitchen,
public certified kitchen,
large & small parking lot.
Below is an amount estimate that was done in 2016.
PHASE I - (In red) Includes:
The main room
Private certified kitchen
Large parking lot area
PHASE II - (In Blue) Includes:
Restrooms in hula studio
Public certified kitchen
Smaller parking lot area
Total cost: $12,000,000
Tracking Our Progress
1997- Submitted Site proposal and Approved
2009-2011- Applied for building permit
2019- Approved for grading and building permit
Currently, approximately $500,000. has been raised towards building the community center. All architect and permit fees equaling over 1.2 million have been paid in full.