Palama Settlement

Established in 1896, Palama Settlement is a non-profit, community-based social service agency serving the Kalihi and Palama neighborhoods. We offer a wide range of educational, recreational, athletic, cultural, social, health, and community building programs and services for children, youth, adults, and senior citizens.

Our mission is to help those with the greatest needs in our surrounding community to empower themselves through promoting education, health, and well-being.

Palama Settlement Building


News & Announcements

Palama Settlement is receiving a $1,000 donation from HSN Cares! Learn more about #HSNCares and their drive to make a difference at

Applications are now being accepted for the Rebecca Kwai Hin Kamp Memorial Pakolea Education Scholarship for the 2015 to 2016 academic year. Candidates must be a current or former participant of Palama Settlement’s Pakolea program(s).

This summer, Palama Settlement has two affordable programs specifically geared for children during the summer months: Pre-ACE Kindergarten Boost Camp and Summer Enrichment program.

Congratulations to team Palama for cooking their delicious chicken dish at this year’s 2nd Annual 808 Jr. Chef Showdown! The Palama Chefs team won 2nd place in the overall cooking competition held on March 21 at Palama Settlement.

On March 14, KITV’s morning show host Ashley Moser interviewed Palama Settlement’s Jr. Chef Team, promoting the upcoming Jr. Chef Showdown competition on March 21 at 11 a.m. at Palama Settlement.