Creating Futures, a unit of the Center on Disability Studies (CDS)/College of Education, is directed by Drs. Dowrick and Yuen. They bring to the project years of experience with innovative participatory action teams and collaborative networks within diverse cultures. Projects include systems change, research methods (qualitative and quantitative), classroom and community-based training, technical assistance, program evaluation, multi-media technology and information dissemination. Creating Futures has established good working relationships with 45 Hawaiian schools during the past 6 years and collaborations have supported the development of innovative ACE literacy strategies (K-Adult), 21st Century after school programs, and community technology centers (CTC’s).