Creating Futures, a unit of the Center on Disability Studies (CDS)/College of Education, was directed by Drs. Dowrick and Yuen. They brought to the project years of experience with innovative participatory action teams and collaborative networks within diverse cultures. Projects included systems change, research methods (qualitative and quantitative), classroom and community-based training, technical assistance, program evaluation, multi-media technology and information dissemination. Creating Futures established good working relationships with 45 Hawaiian schools and collaborations have supported the development of innovative ACE literacy strategies (K-Adult), 21st Century after school programs, and community technology centers (CTC’s).