About

He maiʻa ke kanaka a ka lā e hua ai

Pukuʻi #779
A person is a like a banana tree on the day it bears fruit One can tell what kind of a person is by her deeds

On a mission to inspire and educate the next generation of culturally grounded, community serving technology makers.

Our Vision

A world class Hawaiian institution that sets the standard for excellence in education, innovation, and entrepreneurship in service of land and people.

Our moʻolelo

What does it mean to be purple?

Purple is among the rarest colors in nature, reminding us to seek out the “purple-ness” in our haumāna–the things that make each student rare and unique.

Maiʻa means banana ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. It references the purple flower of the banana tree. 

Meet our team!

Purple Maiʻa CEO Donavan Kealoha and program director Alec Wagner