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Testimony from a parent of MEO Head Start

Testimony from a parent of MEO Head Start

Margaret Burrows-Nahoopii, who has a child enrolled in MEO Head Start, offers a heartfelt appreciation for the life-changing services the early-childhood program offers. "Without them, this Momma would be a struggling Momma, trying to do things on my own," she says in...

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MEO’s Debbi Amaral: A Champion For Children

MEO’s Debbi Amaral: A Champion For Children

Debbi Amaral, Maui Economic Opportunity’s director of Early Childhood Services, accepted her Champions for Children for Early Learning as an individual award in a virtual ceremony Wednesday, April 7. Amaral was one of 11 Champions for Children, presented by Hawai`i...

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Driver aids rider suffering seizure on his bus

Driver aids rider suffering seizure on his bus

Steve Aganos was driving his Maui Economic Opportunity bus on Kahului Beach Road at about 5 p.m. Feb. 10 for his next pickup when he heard the troubling sound of a rider possibly experiencing a seizure. He pulled over the bus on Wahinepio Drive, near the Maui Arts...

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New Hawaii Fueling Network facility blessed at MEO baseyard

New Hawaii Fueling Network facility blessed at MEO baseyard

Maui Economic Opportunity and Hawaii Petroleum officials on Monday, March 29, blessed a new gasoline and diesel fuel station at the MEO transportation baseyard in Puunene. The new station, which will go into service Thursday, April 1, was built for MEO by Hawaii...

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Agricultural Micro Grants

Agricultural Micro Grants

More than 100 micro-farm grants awarded by MEO in Maui County funded program Maui County’s $2.5 million Agricultural Micro Grants Program, administered by Maui Economic Opportunity, purchased tractors, chippers and other supplies; put up fencing and sheds; and...

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Young entrepreneur makes donation to MEO

Young entrepreneur makes donation to MEO

A 7 1/2 year old entrepreneur chose the Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start program to receive $150 from the proceeds of her handmade bracelet sales. “I wanted to help people,” said Mila Diaz of Wailuku. “It makes you feel good . . . because I am giving to other...

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MEO Youth Services No Cost Enrichment Program

MEO Youth Services No Cost Enrichment Program

MEO Youth Services is offering programs for 5th to 12th grade students. Prevention Courses (Virtual Only) Each Course consists of 5 one-hour sessions. (Offered Year Round) Slick Tracy (For 5th to 7th graders)– A comic books series that focuses on the effects of...

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Coupons for fresh produce available for seniors

Coupons for fresh produce available for seniors

Applications currently are being accepted for the 2021 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, which provides low-income seniors with fresh produce from Maui farmers’ markets. Each participant will receive 10 $5 coupons, worth a total of $50, to exchange for...

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*Michael Kini named MEO 2020 Driver of the Year*

*Michael Kini named MEO 2020 Driver of the Year*

Michael Kini, who has driven paratransit buses for the last five years without an accident, was named Maui Economic Opportunity’s 2020 Driver of the Year. The announcement was made by Carol Davis and Chason Ishii of Atlas Insurance, which sponsors the cash award and...

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