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About Us

Purple Maiʻa is a non-profit organization working to transform Hawai‘i’s young thinkers into makers.

Purple Maiʻa Foundation is a technology education nonprofit whose mission is to build pathways of knowledge together with high-opportunity youth in order to help communities thrive.

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. Learn about our work in this area at www.purpleprize.com

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Purple Prize 2017 Winners

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