Changing systems that perpetuate inequality

The Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice is working to build a Hawai‘i where everyone has genuine opportunities to achieve economic security and fulfill their potential. We change systems that perpetuate inequality through research, policy development, education, coalition building, and advocacy.

Housing Housing
Increasing the availability of affordable housing and reducing homelessness.
Economic Justice Economic Justice
Ensuring fairness in taxation and wages.
Hunger Hunger
Using proven methods to provide access to healthy food and reduce childhood hunger.
Education Education
Helping pave the way for future generations of opportunity.
Health Care Health Care
Ensuring access to adequate medical care.

Recent Developments

Appleseed agenda 2021: stop cuts, boost working families and the economy

Hawaiʻi Appleseed’s work during the 2021 legislative session focuses on the areas most critical to preserving the strength and stability of Hawaiʻi people, families and communities.

Native Hawaiian healing from white settler injustices and continued discrimination

It’s vital that the state and federal government not only fulfill their existing legal obligations, but also listen to and follow the lead of the Native Hawaiian people on healing injustices and discrimination.

How COVID-19 shaped Appleseed’s work in 2020

The year 2020 was a turbulent one, but it proved the power of Hawaiʻi’s greatest strength—its people.

Hawai‘i is last in the nation for serving afterschool suppers to low-income keiki

A new national report on federal afterschool nutrition programs finds Hawai‘i lagging far behind other states in serving afterschool suppers to low-income children and youth.