Palama Settlement



Our mission is to partner with those who have the greatest needs in our community, empowering them to enhance their well-being through education, health and recreation.


Palama Settlement is a community-based social service agency that has supported the Kalihi-Palama-Liliha communities of urban Honolulu since its inception in 1896.

Serving children – We are a safe space outside of school hours. We provide tutoring and homework help, a computer lab for technology skill-building, and an athletics program emphasizing character development through team sports. Youth join the swim squad, take art, hula, music, and cooking lessons, and learn about sustainability through a raised-bed garden and aquaponics system.

• Serving families – An emergency food and hygiene pantry are available on campus. We offer assistance meeting basic household needs and navigating government and agency systems.

• Serving seniors – Seniors keep their minds and bodies active through tai chi, line dancing, Zumba, hula, chair yoga, sewing, and ukulele classes.


Individual & Major Gifts

Corporate Sponsorships & Giving

Estate & Planned Gifts

Trust & Foundation Grants

Malama Palama Gala

To make a donation, visit or call (808) 845-3945.


Earl Fusato, Executive Director


Brian Uemori, President

John Taira, First Vice President

Jason Ito, Second Vice President

Conrad Loui, Treasurer

Paul Saito, Secretary

Vince Baldemor

Catherine Camp

Jocelyn Collado

Aaron Ellis

Wayne Iseri

Raymond Iwamoto

Stan Mukai

Jackson Nakasone

Su Shin

Sherry Walters

Benjamin Wang

Gary Wassel

Lauren Yoo

Paula Rath, Emeritus

Palama Settlement

(808) 845-3945

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