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

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.

Appleseed provides language access to second round of P-EBT benefits

Hawaiʻi Appleseed has created and published a series of multi-lingual infographics to assist families in need, many of whom speak a primary language other than English.

Bringing support for Hawaiʻi Appleseed’s mission of justice and equity to a virtual space

“While we need to hold off on meeting in person right now, our shared vision for a just Hawai‘i has never been more important.”

Feed our keiki, fuel our future: help fight hunger in Hawaiʻi

During the month of September, donations at Hawaiʻi Safeway will help families struggling more than ever with hunger during the pandemic.