When you ask residents what makes Hawaii such a special place to live, one word comes up over and over again: “ohana.” But what is “ohana”? In this episode of Zip Code Economies, we return to Honolulu to find out. Join us as we walk away with not just one definition of ohana, but many—all of which we hope to carry back to the mainland.


  • Michelle Kauhane
  • Michael Bruno
  • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa students
  • Lahela Williams
  • Shantel Jones


  • Hawaii Community Foundation
  • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • Hawaiian Community Assets