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Workspace and Distant Learning Center Opens

April 18, 2021, 2:00 PM HST
* Updated April 18, 10:07 AM
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May Day is Lei Day in Hawai`i and this year, on May 1, 2021, La`i`ōpua 2020 (L2020) debuts its Ululoa Hale and invites the community to an Open House to introduce this new workspace center for office work or distance learning. Ululoa Hale, located in Kailua-Kona, adjacent to the West Hawai`i Community Health Center, is at 74-5210 Keanalehu Drive. The Open House will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 1.

Ululoa Hale is newly developed and features collaborative and individual spaces, perfect for a change from the at-home office or for a distance learning experience using high-speed WIFI. Open House participants will tour the space, learn about its features, and be treated to mea`ai, courtesy of the Ironman Foundation.

The Hale is key to L2020’s intention to create a center for education and learning programs, workforce development and community events. The commercial kitchen and open air lānai create new venues and opportunities for events, fundraisers, company or community meetings, and outdoor classes. 

L2020 is focused on offering learning opportunities, the first being the Ho’okahua – Business Basics, a series of classes on business building basics such as walking clients through business licensing and incorporation, bookkeeping, marketing, and social media. Subsequent offers will focus on the certified commercial kitchen and value-added food programs.

“It is the goal of Laʻiʻōpua 2020 to co-create mindfully innovative programs where community and culture connect. I am excited to see people come use our workspace, sharing their dreams, networking, building relationships. Ululoa Hale was created for social, workforce and educational development, it’s time to fulfill its purpose,” says Kawehi Inaba, L2020 Board President.  

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From March to November 2020, the Laʻiʻōpua 2020 Food Program served 59,597 to-go meals to families in North, Central, South Kona and Kāʻu. The initiative was supported by local restaurants and 150 volunteers, including talented local chefs who put L2020’s on-site commercial kitchen to good use. Plans are being created for the next phase of programs and services for the commercial kitchen to further serve the community.

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Hawai`i County COVID-19 protocols (face masks, social distancing) will be implemented.

For more information about Ululoa Hale rates and availability, contact: [email protected].

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