Close Window


Kupu was founded in 2007, as a 501c3 non­-profit founded on the principle of empowering future generations to create a more sustainable Hawai‘i. Our hands-on training programs educate and mentor youth to become stewards of our culture and the environment. Our programs put youth on a pathway to success in both their personal and professional lives, providing them with the training, experience and skills needed to serve their communities and preserve our precious natural resources. Kupu, which means “to sprout” or “to grow” in Hawaiian, has a two-fold mission: to preserve the land while empowering the next generation of environmental & cultural stewards. Kupu’s work has been likened to the role of the Kupukupu fern which is one of the first plants to cultivate the land after a lava flow. The fern not only serves as a foundational species for rebuilding a healthy, native ecosystem, but it is also symbolic of a place where knowledge can grow. Kupu Program participants have the opportunity to gain vital work experience, develop skills and further expand their professional networks.

677 Ala Moana Blv. Suite 1200
Honolulu, HI 96813
Open jobs: 3
Industry: Environmental