The MEO Minute debuts on Akaku’s The Maui Daily

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November 5, 2021

Maui Economic Opportunity began a weekly segment “The MEO Minute” on The Maui Daily news show on Akaku Maui Community Media on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

The segment will appear Wednesdays. The Maui Daily airs weekdays live at 4 p.m. with replays at 7 and 9 p.m. and midnight. Jena Arcangel Miller hosts the show.

The Nov. 3 The Maui Daily can be viewed at The MEO Minute is at about the 5 minute mark.

CEO Debbie Cabebe presented the first installment of The MEO Minute, which will focus on happenings at the 56-year-old Community Action Partnership nonprofit aimed at reducing poverty in the county. She focused on Halloween-related activities, including Youth Services ‘Ohana Fright Night in the MEO parking lot, MEO’s participation in the Halloween Drive Thru at Keopuolani Park and the Halloween costumes worn at the agency on dress-up day.

There will be alternating commentators with directors and others rotating through. The commentator for the next show on Wednesday, Nov. 10, will be Cassi Yamashita, director of Community Services, who will focus on rental/mortgage and utility assistance available through MEO.

“I would like to thank Akaku for giving us another platform to highlight our programs that support low income residents, persons with disabilities, immigrants, kupuna and youths,” said Cabebe. “With more than 40 programs, we always have a variety of activities going on that are ‘Helping People. Changing Lives.’ ”

Akaku Maui Community Media designed this logo for The MEO Minute, a weekly series on the happenings at the Community Action Partnership nonprofit that will air Wednesdays.

*About Maui Economic Opportunity*
Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., is a nonprofit agency that’s part of the national Community Action Partnership network, whose goal is to help low income individuals and families and disenfranchised people help themselves and transform their lives. Chartered in 1965, MEO offers more than 40 programs that assist low income people, kupuna, youths, persons with disabilities, immigrants and other disenfranchised individuals. MEO runs the Human Services transportation program and the Maui Bus paratransit system and Head Start preschools, as well as programs that offer kupuna socialization and information; rent, mortgage and utility assistance; Spanish interpretation and translation; entrepreneurial and financial basics; inmate reintegration into the community after release; and youth anti-drinking, -bullying and -suicide prevention. For more information about the entire array of programs, visit or call (808) 249-2990.

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