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Head Starts Ashley Caris named Employee of the Month

Head Starts Ashley Caris named Employee of the Month

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Employee of the Month Ashley Caris offered insight and empathy for workers and clients as Head Start preschool made decisions amid the uncertainties of the pandemic. “This empathy has been useful in many instances, such as the logistics of...

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Head Starts Laurie Saito named MEO Employee of the Month

Head Starts Laurie Saito named MEO Employee of the Month

Teacher Aide Laurie Saito, who endeavors to do what’s best for Head Start families, has been named Maui Economic Opportunity Employee of the Month. Amid the pandemic, Laurie has proven to be a team player with the flexibility and creativity to adapt to the changing...

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MEO Kahi Kamalii infant toddler center receives $15k donation

MEO Kahi Kamalii infant toddler center receives $15k donation

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Kahi Kamali‘i infant toddler center is the beneficiary of a $15,000 grant from the Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust, the second year in a row the trust has made a donation to the Central Maui facility. The Charitable Trust selected...

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MEO Head Start Dad Kekoa Barcai selected Father of the Year

MEO Head Start Dad Kekoa Barcai selected Father of the Year

Head Start Dad Kekoa Barcai was named “Father of the Year” for Maui Island and Maui Economic Opportunity the “Parent-Friendly Business Award” winner at the fourth annual Hawai‘i Fatherhood Conference via Zoom on Saturday, June 18. The awards were presented by the...

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MEO Head Start program in compliance with federal standards

MEO Head Start program in compliance with federal standards

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start preschool program meets all federal Head Start standards for educational programming and teaching practices, health and safety and family strengthening, according to a recent onsite federal review that is conducted every five...

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Dee Wilson named MEO Employee of the Month

Dee Wilson named MEO Employee of the Month

Long time administrative assistant for the Head Start preschool program, Dee Wilson, who keeps the department operations flowing uninterrupted, has been named Employee of the Month. Dee joined MEO in January 2005 after working in the health care field. She was...

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Aloha Backpack Buddies bags prepared for MEO Head Start

Aloha Backpack Buddies bags prepared for MEO Head Start

Members of Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start pack bags of food for Head Start preschoolers as part of the Maui Food Bank Aloha Backpack Buddies program on March 24 for the three-day Kuhio Day weekend. The Backpack program assists children as young as preschool...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SILVIA BEDOLLA

CONGRATULATIONS TO SILVIA BEDOLLA

Sending a huge shout out and CONGRATULATIONS TO SILVIA BEDOLLA! Silvia began her journey with us as a parent in our MEO Head Start program back in 2010. As a parent, she volunteered in the classroom and found such joy in working with young children that she **began...

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14th Annual Celebration of Fathers

14th Annual Celebration of Fathers

Aloha Friends and Families, Please join us in the 14th Annual Celebration of Fathers Event hosted by our wonderful community partners at Maui Family Support Services! This is a free drive through event that will be taking place at the Baldwin High School parking lot...

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