Our employees are active participants in our communities. Akimeka encourages employee volunteerism by promoting volunteer opportunities and making it easy for our people to participate. Employee involvement includes:
‘Ahu Kuka ‘Oihana Program
Akimeka Founder Vaughn Vasconcellos donates his time and experience as a mentor for the ‘Ahu Kuka ‘Oihana Program. More
Akimeka's Adrian Tibbetts participated in the Junior Achievement program teaching 5th graders about the "Our Nation" module. More
Women Helping Women
Eleven Akimeka employees and family members donated time to the Women Helping Women Shelter. Two bedrooms of the home were repainted and the children’s sandbox was refilled.
Habitat for Humanity
Seventeen Akimeka employees and family members donated time to Habitat for Humanity. The house was framed and several landscaping activities (including the construction of a taro patch) were completed.
Kapolei Elementary School
Akimeka’s Ray Adames created a musical medley to support the students of Kapolei Elementary School in Honolulu. The students’ teacher, Denise Ignacio, choreographed a song-and-dance routine for the school’s “Celebration of a Decade Song Fest” to the medley that Ray produced. Because the program was so well received, Ray has become the school’s official DJ and will be providing equipment and musical support in coming years.
Kihei Charter High School
Akimeka employees volunteered services to restore network capability to the Kihei Charter School’s 115 students and 11 staff members.
Nā Kai `Ewalu
On Sunday, April 15, 2012, thirteen Akimeka employees and their family participated in an annual fundraising canoe race to benefit
Nā Kai `Ewalu, a canoe club located in Kahului. It was Nā Kai `Ewalu's 30th year running this race. This event was created by Akimeka's Robin Wainui's father to help promote Hawaiian outrigger canoeing to the business community on Maui. Akimeka entered a Novice Mix team and a Novice Men's team. The Novice Men placed second in their division.
Back Row (L-R): Peter Konohia, Shawn Hibbs, Warren Fong, Derrick Lahrman, Zoran Ivankovich
Middle Row (L-R): Robin Wainui, Richard Pascual, Jarret Toyama, Ivan Zavala, Annie Lai (Friend)
Front Row (L-R): Makena (Rebecca Nielsen's daughter), Jennifer Hirata, Rebecca Nielsen w/ daughter Isabel, Tom Spates (Rebecca's fiancé)