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MEO earns BBB Charity Seal

MEO earns BBB Charity Seal

Maui Economic Opportunity had its Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Licensing renewed through August 2023. The 57-year-old Maui County nonprofit meets the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability, which “can be a strong influence on donors when they are making their...

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month runs through Oct. 15 with the theme “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” *WAYS TO CELEBRATE:* Latin dance workout with Bachata and Salsa dance tutorial at Tutorial at //www.youtube.com/.... Movie night. “Coco,"  “Encanto,”  “Stand and...

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MEO Youth Services sign wave to bring attention to suicide

MEO Youth Services sign wave to bring attention to suicide

Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Services continued a decade-long tradition of sign waving to bring community awareness to suicide on Tuesday, Sept. 13, along Kaahumanu Avenue fronting the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. The event was held to mark National Suicide Prevention...

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NFJP case manager Uilani Ah Chan named MEO Employee of Month

NFJP case manager Uilani Ah Chan named MEO Employee of Month

U‘ilani Ah Chan, Maui Economic Opportunity’s Employee of the Month, treats client farmworkers and their agriculture employers with the same respect and courtesy while using her creativity and resourcefulness to best serve all of their needs. U‘ilani is a case manager...

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Another Teen Financial Literacy Workshop set during Fall Break

Another Teen Financial Literacy Workshop set during Fall Break

Maui Economic Opportunity’s popular Teen Financial Literacy Workshop will be held in-person during Fall Break on Oct. 3 and 5 at MEO in Wailuku. The two-session program offered through MEO’s Business Development Center covers budgeting and savings, basic banking,...

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MEO offers job training help for recently released inmates

MEO offers job training help for recently released inmates

Tuition assistance for vocational training is available for recently released inmates until the end of 2022 when the COVID-19 funding for the program run by Maui Economic Opportunity lapses. Anyone incarcerated since 2020 is eligible for the program that helps those...

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MEO helping students get to school on Molokai

MEO helping students get to school on Molokai

Maui Economic Opportunity on Moloka‘i has stepped in to offer transportation services to youths who could not be accommodated by the public school bus service. The state Department of Education sent out an email to families last week indicating that about 17 students...

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Business grants available to MEO Core Four students

Business grants available to MEO Core Four students

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Core Four Business Planning series will begin Sept. 6 and run for five weeks with graduates eligible for up to $25,000 in grants for business start-up expenses. MEO’s Business Development Center offers the course Tuesdays and Thursdays,...

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Molokai residents participate in suicide prevention training

Molokai residents participate in suicide prevention training

Twenty Moloka‘i residents learned to be suicide prevention gatekeepers in training sessions Tuesday and Wednesday conducted by Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Services. The four sessions held over the two days at MEO’s Kaunakakai office covered recognition of the...

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