News Release

Polynesian Cultural Center Preserves Heritage, Provides Opportunity

Now in its fifty-fifth year of operation, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) in Laie, Hawaii, provides visitors with a taste of the cultures and customs of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and New Zealand.

Hosting more than 37 million visitors since its inception, PCC was developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide employment for some of the 2,400 students attending the Church-owned Church College of Hawaii (now BYU-Hawaii). In exchange for their college expenses, students work 19 hours a week at PCC.

To learn more, read this story from the Daily Herald.

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