HCCOH Mission Statement

Guided by ancient Hawaiian wisdom, the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua empowers the community to revitalize families, lands, and cultural heritages.

About the HCCOH

Fueled by Lanakila Mangauil’s passion for Hawaiian culture and his mission to cultivate environmental stewardship, community members rallied together to work with him in creating the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua.

The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua is a multicultural, multigenerational community center situated in the heart of Honoka`a on the Island of Hawai‘i.

It is a space for residents to deepen their connection with Hawaiian culture through community classes in art, hula, language, history, agriculture, philosophy, and more. The center hosts special events, guest speakers, community service projects, and cultural exchange programs. It strives to create a foundation for future generations.

Visitors are invited to stop by the center to learn about the history and culture of Hawai‘i.

Please download our brochure for more information: HCCOH Brochure


As of July 1, 2018, the Hilo-Hāmākua Community Development Corporation (HHCDC) began serving as the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor of the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua (HCCOH), making your donations tax deductible.

Established in the 1990s, following the closure of the sugar plantations in the Hilo-Hāmākua districts, the goals of HHCDC are to create community-based collaborations, provide technical assistance, operate as a vehicle to assist the residents of the Hilo-Hāmākua Coast in community-based, environmentally sound, economic development, and to preserve cultural/historical heritage and places.

HHCDC Mission Statement

Through rural community-based efforts the mission of the HHCDC, a CBED organization, is to assist in creating opportunities that preserve our environment, sustain our families, and improve the quality of life.

For more information about the HHCDC please inquire at hhcdc.org@gmail.com.