ku’ikahi: treaty, covenant, agreement, feeling of unity, united, unified…
to reconcile, make a peace treaty or armistice
Located in the Hilo Lagoon Centre across from Hale Kaulike, the State Judiciary Complex, Ku’ikahi Mediation Center has been facilitating peaceful resolutions to community conflicts for over 26 years. Originally a program of the YWCA, Ku’ikahi became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation on January 1, 2006. In addition to working directly with community members seeking mediation services, Ku’ikahi receives cases referred by the Hawaii Judiciary, providing mediation services as an alternative to litigation.
Arabel L. Camblor, Broker in Charge of Clark Realty’s Hilo office, nominated Ku’ikahi as a 2011 CRCCF grantee this year. Ku’ikahi Mediation Center’s services are offered to handle disputes in real estate transactions but they also offer assistance in mediating family issues. They want the public to know there are better options to problem-solving other than litigation or resorting to violence. “Many of our REALTORS® volunteer their time to KMC and have undertaken the extensive training in order to contribute their services to our community,” says Arabel. “It’s another way we can give back to the communities we serve.”
Clark Realty Corporation’s Community Fund was established in January 2005 as a component fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation. Contributions made to CRCCF are used to make grants that support Big Island programs promoting lifelong learning, healthy lifestyles and an appreciation of the local environment, the arts and social needs.
This year, several Big Island groups were nominated by our agents to receive grants from CRCCF. Eight were selected as our 2011 grantees. If you would like more information about CRCCF, or if you would like to make a donation to the 2011 campaign, please visit the About CRCCF page. Mahalo for your support!