Purple Maiʻa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) technology education nonprofit. We teach coding and computer science through after-school or elective classes to Native Hawaiian students, low-income youth, and others who are underrepresented in tech.

As we increase access to tech education and increase students’ earning potential, we also ground students to tech education that their ancestors were indigenous innovators who used their skills and perspective to serve their communities and lands.

We support Hawaiian values in contemporary tech culture, and we think that by learning to innovate as indigenous technologies, we can be part of a global shift toward growing more sustainable and just societies.

Eahou S.T.R.E.A.M.

Eahou means taking in a breath of fresh air and breathe new life into our world.  Eahou studio streams will give haumāna the opportunity to share their fresh perspectives and creations with the community in ways that amplify our Mo’olelo and address the challenges that are relevant to our people both today and for generations to come.

Hālau Hekili

A partnership of Purple Maiʻa, WCC, and Kailua High for students’ academic success, confidence building, problem-solving, and community support. Hālau Hekili equips students with skills and cultural values for a thriving future.

Future Ancestors

Discover your piko, ignite passion, and live your purpose. The Future Ancestors Program empowers students to blend tradition and tech, amplifying ancestral wisdom. Uncover value in your community, paving the way for Indigenous Innovation and Entrepreneurship rooted in Hawaiian values.

Teacher PD and Support

Unlike conventional PD, Purple Maiʻa values teachers’ professionalism. We offer “Pilina Development” instead, recognizing their expertise. Choose from intro to in-depth CS808 sessions tailored to schools and teachers’ needs.

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