Aloha Center Chicago

Building our Wahi Pana, Growing our Kinolau, Rebuilding our Māhele in the Chicago-Midwest

The Aloha Center Chicago, established in 2015, stands as a beacon of cultural enrichment and community connection. It serves as a groundbreaking multimedia resource center, embodying indigenous values while offering a diverse range of programs and opportunities.

This unique center hosts a wide array of activities spanning arts and crafts, performing arts, visual arts, music, dance, genealogy research, film, language preservation, culinary arts, and the study of native flora and healing plants. It also encompasses initiatives in health and wellness, as well as the exploration of green technologies such as urban gardening, hydroponics, recycling, and sustainable energy solutions. At its core, the Aloha Center Chicago is dedicated to building a sustainable indigenous model and hub for capacity building, economic development, affordable housing, and preserving Native Hawaiian and South Pacific cultural traditions. It aims to create a welcoming space, a “Wahi Pana,” that serves as a home away from home for Native Hawaiians and a shared cultural outpost for Pacific Islanders and those who cherish their heritage.

Chicago’s Sacred Space of Aloha

Mission: To provide a nurturing environment that promotes excellence in cultural education, socialization, and communication. The Aloha Center Chicago embodies a commitment to fostering a sense of belonging, kinship, and cultural pride among its visitors and community members alike. 

Aloha Center – Evanston 

Classes will take place in our annex building – 3009 Central Street.

TUESDAYS 6:30-7:45P & 8:00-9:15P

June 18 – July 30 – 7 Week Program

THURSDAYS 6:30-7:30P & 8:00-9:00P

June 25 – July 25 – 5 week

Got Hula? Get Ke Kula! Meet & Greet Wednesday, June 5th, 3:00-5:00pm.

Kumu and ‘Alaka’i would love to meet the keiki interested in hula and the parents who will support them on this new journey. There will be a small kine pūpūs (light appetizers) In-person registration onsite for the ages 6-11. Talk story about Hālau (Hula School) Mandate Orientation Keiki Hula 6-week program, before entranct into Ke Kula’s ongoing training. 

RSVP at with your keiki’s name(s) and age(s). Indicate how many people in your ‘ohana will be joining us.

Kumu Lanialoha & Alaka`i Hinano