COVID-19 Response

Peace Train

The Peace Train is Ceeds of Peace’s small effort to mobilize community members to offer help, so we can be better neighbors to one another during these unprecedented times.  This will serve as a community-sourced database of small yet profound offers to help from individuals like you.  If you’d like to offer help, click the “I Can Offer Help” button below to fill out an offer form.  If you’re in need of help, click the “Database of Help Offered” button to view all offers.

Seed and Serve Hawaiʻi

K-12 youth across Hawaiʻi are invited to participate in Seed and Serve Hawaiʻi, a youth at-home gardening campaign to grow the next generation of sustainability leaders across our islands. Students, families, schools, and youth-serving organizations can register to receive a seed packet to begin growing their own at-home garden (1 packet per student). Gardening and growing food is a clear path forward to growing sustainable, peaceful and healthier communities.

Seed and Serve Hawaiʻi is a partnership between Ceeds of Peace, Mālama Maunalua and Blue Zones Project Hawaiʻi.

Youth Action Mini-Grants

Ceeds of Peace invites Hawaiʻi-based 6th-12th graders to apply for our Youth Action Mini-Grants!  In the application below, share your plans to make your community a more peaceful one, a more sustainable one, a more beloved one.  During these unprecedented times, we need youth leadership more than ever, and we are excited to award ten $100 micro-grants to cover costs (items that Ceeds of Peace can purchase) to launch your project. 

Building a Beloved Community
Virtual Talk Story Series

The partnership of the Institute for Climate and Peace, Ceeds of Peace, and the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa presents a series of virtual community events to explore the theme, Building a Beloved Community.  New episodes will most likely be held weekly, so stay up to date on our upcoming episodes via our social media.

Peacebuilder Connection Forums

A series of virtual convenings for our community to collaboratively discuss an address community issues that have arisen due to COVID-19, as well as shape a post-COVID-19 future.  We have started three cohorts — young adults, educators, and parents. Check back in here and on our social media platforms for future forum opportunities.

Girls Talk Back

Because we’ve moved to a virtual format, this program is now open to all girls, ages 14-18, STATEWIDE. Sign up with 1-3 of your classmates/peers, in case you want to work together as a team to design and launch your action plan.  Or sign up on your own and discover who else shares your passions and concerns.  Thanks to the generosity of Women’s Fund of Hawaiʻi and the American Association of University Women (Honolulu Branch), all participants will receive a $100 budget to launch their action plans. Perhaps this will be your opportunity to design a youth-led COVID-response?

FaceBook Community Resilience Hui

Over 600 community members have crowdsourced hundreds of community resources, educational resources, and inspirational content.

How Do We Rebuild?

Ceeds and the Purple Maiʻa Foundation are partnering in an effort to make our post-COVID-19 local communities and economies more self-sufficient.

We are starting by convening and talking story with youth and adult focus groups focusing on our community’s thoughts on the economy “pre-COVID-19”, now, and what our community envisions it could be after COVID-19, especially for Native Hawaiian communities.

Human Rights + HIFF At Home

Together with the Hawai’i International Film Festival, Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights, UNA-USA Hawai’i, Amnesty International USA, Hawai’i Green Growth, and Matsunaga Institute for Peace, we’re hosting 17 straight nights of short films including several made here in Hawaiʻi, followed by some facilitated discussion around the UN Sustainable Development Goals.