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Luke Center for Public Service

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The Luke Center embraces community service, service learning and social entrepreneurship for grades K – 12, contributing to the school's public service and sustainability initiatives. While community service involves traditional volunteering and philanthropy, service learning describes thoughtfully organized service that is linked to the curriculum. Social entrepreneurship teaches students to become innovative problem solvers and agents of social change.

Because of extenuating community circumstances of COVID-19, we will be unable to support our students attending regularly-listed off-campus community events until further notice. However, that doesn’t mean that good work cannot happen.


The extraordinary time we’re currently in actually offers an extraordinary opportunity to be of service to our community. Luke Center is actively communicating with organizations whose needs are both immediate and evolving.

Aloha not Corona


We will communicate service opportunities and other information through Aloha Not Corona, a website created by Punahou alumni Chloe Loughridge ‘19 and Ryan Park ‘19.


If you have any questions, please email and

Service OpportunitiesLuke Center provides a calendar of listings as well as ongoing opportunities, beyond Punahou's programs, to serve the greater community.

Luke Center for Public Service is committed to communicating about service, creating meaningful service opportunities, and convening service-related conversations for students and teachers. The Luke Center develops programs with the following objectives in mind: 

  • To support and enhance student development in social responsibility;
  • To promote the connections between service, spirituality and character education;
  • To develop interdependence and a sense of community;
  • To create meaningful links between service, sustainability and social entrepreneurship and the curriculum; and
  • To meet community needs and take an active role in Punahou's vision of a private school serving a public purpose. 


Punahou’s Thurston Memorial Chapel and Luke Center for Public Service welcome you to the 2019 – 2020 school year!

Welcome Letter

Luke Leaders

Are you an Academy student with aspirations to build peace, to organize community, to fight injustice, to take a stand and to change the world. Sign up now to become a Luke Leader!

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Luke Center for Public Service
Hours: M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.