About KEY Project

Our Mission

The mission of KEY Project is to nurture and promote the cultural, environmental, social, economic, and recreational well-being of the Kualoa-He’eia area by providing a vital grassroots civic resource that effectively serves the needs of our diverse multicultural community.

We are proud to serve the communities of Kaneohe to Kahuku, from keiki to kūpuna, through a variety of programs and services that we support in collaboration with our community.

Kualoa-Heʻeia Ecumenical Youth (KEY) Project was founded in 1968 through the efforts of churches, community residents, and social service agencies.

Several ministers saw the need for an agency to serve low-income, at-risk youth in the semi-rural areas from Kualoa Point to Heʻeia. Equipped with funding and support from the Episcopal, Methodist, and Catholic churches along with private trusts and foundations, these community leaders accepted the responsibility of caring for the youth in their community. KEY Project is a rarity in that it was initiated, built, and sustained by the love, determination, and concerted actions of its beneficiaries. Over time, KEY Project has expanded service to a wide spectrum of community members from keiki to kūpuna, and from individual members to large organizations who regularly enjoy using KEY Project facilities for their programs and gatherings.

Meet Our Staff

Our staff is full of passionate and caring individuals that are here to support your ʻohana and our windward community. Our team is honored to serve the families of Koʻolaupoko through the diverse programs hosted at KEY Project facilities.

Rainbow Uliʻi

Executive Director 

Kēhaulani Volhein

Executive Administrator 


Impact & Grants Coordinator

Joe Wat

Community Development Coordinator - ʻAina Focus

Desiree Martinez

Community Development Coordinator - Social Services

John Reppun

Community Development Coordinator - Government  Relations

Keilee Simms

Kupuna Program Coordinator

Mark Murphy

Kupuna Program Assistant

Ashley Pacheco

Youth Program Coordinator (photo coming soon)

Maraiah Miner

Youth Program Assistant (photo coming soon)

Kalae Kukahiko

Front Desk & Facilities Manager

Axl Lovato

Building & Grounds Custodian (photo coming soon)

Meet Our Board

Our community is honored and grateful to have our Koʻolau community volunteer to serve on the KEY Project’s Board of Directors. They help to ensure the success of our mission to promote and nurture the cultural, environmental, social, economic, and recreational well-being of the Kualoa-He’eia service area.

Board Officers

Ka'anapu Jacobsen


Sharon Lau

Vice President

Deacon Hanson


Umi Jensen


Kaulana McCabe

Past President

Jacqueline "Snookie" Mello

in Memoriam

Board Members

Ryan Catalani

Board Member

Carol Chang

Board Member

Romeo Corpuz

Board Member

Amy Luersen

Board Member

Rich Vermeesch

       Board Member

Join Our Team

Current Job Postings - Click title to see job description & application

Annual Reports

KEY Project's Annual Reports - Click on date to open and view the report

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KEY Project is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization (ID# 99-0118209)