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Welcome to  
Kupu ʻĀina Corps!

The Resource Hub for KAC Participants & Host Sites

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Participants across Hawai'i

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Host Sites

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What We Do


Paid, career-building employment

We provide opportunities for individuals who are seeking alternative career opportunities in the green jobs sector.


Improve credentials

Participating in KAC strengthens participants’ skills and add important credentials to their resumes.


Make a difference!

Kupu ‘Āina Corps aims to help Hawaiʻi’s government, non-profit, and for-profit entities receive essential work and expand the capacity of our green economy.

About the program

Kupu ‘Āina Corps (KAC) is a workforce development initiative established through the State of Hawai‘i’s legislation for a Green Jobs Youth Corps. This yearlong program provides employs individuals seeking experience in Hawaiʻi’s environmental sector. Through Kupu’s extensive network of partner organizations across the state, these paid opportunities include positions in conservation, agriculture, environmental technology and other sustainability fields. 

Applications Closed
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Oli No Kupu

Written as a gift for Kupu by Kumu Leilani Barrett

Kupu aʻe ke aloha

He aloha no ka ʻāina

ʻO ka ʻāina ke aliʻi

Mālama aku e ola mau

Aloha sprouts forth

It is aloha of the land

The land is chief

Care for it, live on

KAC Events Calendar

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677 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 1200 Honolulu, HI 96813

808-735-1121 ext. 2012

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