Who We Are
`Auamo can be defined as a burden or a service. It is also a pole used to distribute and share a load across the shoulders or between more than one individual. `Auamo Collaborative was founded to focus on community service based on indigenous values and serving those who get left behind by western systems.
`Auamo Collaborative is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. More specifically, `Auamo Collaborative is committed to assisting underserved indigenous and indigent communities and families through direct service projects to meet immediate areas of need, free educational programs, connection to community resources, and compassionate educational and community advocacy
THE HARD TRUTH (2010 CENSUS DATA)
PERCENTAGE OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN PRISON POPULATION
PERCENTAGE OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN STATE POPULATION
The last reported Us Census data once again shows the disproportionate rate that Native Hawaiians are4 incarcerated in comparison to other races and overall population numbers. In comparison, Asians comprised about 40% of the state population but only 21% of the incarcerated population.
Further more, a 2018 report showed that the poverty rate in Hawaiʻi overall was 9.5% while Native Hawaiians faced a 13.5% poverty rate, despite similar employment rates. The same report indicated that only 11.5% of Native Hawaiians had graduated from college while the overall state rate was 22%. (Civil Beat, https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/09/poverty-persists-among-hawaiians-despite-low-unemployment/ )