In 2018, ‘Āina Momona partnered with Ceres Trust, the Grassroots International through the BEAI Fund, Kamehameha Schools, and University of Hawai‘i Maui to develop a fellowship for the young leaders of Moloka‘i to build upon their existing skills and talents in natural and cultural resource management. The Aloha ‘Āina Fellowship Program provides ‘āina- and community- based learning opportunities for these young leaders to increase their capacity in food production, social justice and resilience, historic preservation, and ecology. Fellows are competitively selected. They also receive credit for their work and a stipend to support their time as fellows.  

Year three of the Aloha ‘Āina Fellowship will continue restoration efforts in Kaʻamola, with a focus on agricultural planning and traditional farming efforts. Applications will be available in November 2020, and the program will begin in January 2021. If you are interested in applying, or would like to learn more about the fellowship, please contact our program director Jane Au at