ALU LIKE, Inc. is a private, non-profit service organization that has assisted Native Hawaiians in their efforts to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency since 1975. Mary Kawena Pukui gave ALU LIKE its name in the spirit of working together, struggling together, and striving together. For more than twenty years, we have remained committed to our founders' lasting vision and to the mission which we have been entrusted.
ALU LIKE, Inc. has a comprehensive range of services and activities to fill identified needs in the Native Hawaiian community, including community economic development, business assistance, employment preparation, training, library services, educational and childcare services for families with young children.
ALU LIKE, Inc. is a statewide system consisting of a network of five Island Centers and a centralized statewide management system. Local Island Advisory Councils guide their Island Centers located on Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, Lāna‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i and O‘ahu. Island Center locations and contact numbers are listed on our contact page.
ALU LIKE, Inc. is governed by a statewide volunteer Board of Directors which sets organizational policies and has fiduciary responsibilities for the organization. Funding comes from federal, state, county, and private sources.