MA‘O Mā‘ona ‘Auwai and Workforce Consortia Convening Support

HACBED has been contracted by MAʻO Organic Farms to support their Māʻona ANA grant project by providing planning and facilitation support for ‘Auwai and Workforce Consortia Convenings. MAʻO Organic Farms is focused via this grant to build “a future of māʻona, of plenty, by connecting youth and land through the daily practice of aloha ’āina, empowering youth to succeed in college and secure sustaining careers, and growing organic produce that yields individual and communal vitality”. HACBED will be supporting MAʻO with this 3-year project by providing the following support: 

  • Facilitate dialogue amongst ‘Auwai partners in support of youth outcomes. 
  • Facilitate engagement of prospective employers to co-design a mechanism to communicate on-farm skills acquisition. 
  • Facilitate youth and ʻohana experiences to strengthen pilina (relationships) and to inform continuous refinement of project activities.      
  • Planning, Facilitation, and Follow-up support for Māʻona ‘Auwai Consortium Convenings and Prospective Employer Hui. 

With HACBED’s support, MAʻO hopes to increase matriculation of youth from the Waiʻanae, ʻEwa, and Waialua regions into post-secondary education through their ‘Auwai programming efforts. Additionally, they would like to “improve the wage-earning capacity and access to enriching careers with employers aligned with MAʻO in the pursuit of pono economic development and the creation of thriving lāhui”. 

To learn more about MA’O Organic Farms, please visit their website by clicking on their logo to the right.