MĀLŌ E LELEI! – HELLO!

Welcome to MALO, or Motivating Action Leadership Opportunity, a nonprofit organization that serves Tongan Americans in the Inland Empire area through youth mentorship, job readiness, resource literacy, and cultural gathering events.

EFFORTS AGAINST COVID-19

Amidst a pandemic, MALO recognizes the efforts of local organizations supporting their communities. We are supporting the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations affected by this crisis.

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We are continuing to celebrate the blend of culture between the Inland Empire community’s Tongan and American identities.
WATCH our annual July 4th parade video

“MALO takes action towards positive change throughout Ontario and rest of the Inland Empire.  We nurture connections between Tongans and their long time cultural community to keep the Tongan culture alive.
Through motivating actions, radical leadership, and learning opportunities, MALO continues to develop ways to share the beautiful culture of Tonga. Our positive change is fueled by the community’s collective desire to not lose our identities as proud Tongan/Tongan Americans.”

OUR WORK

2017

MALO est.

Tongan American community members come together to create an organization that serves Tongan and Pacific Islander populations of the Inland Empire.

March 2017

Cultural Annual Event

MALO hosts its first annual event celebrating Tongan culture.

May 2018

Ontario park Performance

MALO gives an opportunity for Tongan American youth to perform and share their culture at a new Ontario park.

July 2018

First Ontario Independence Parade

MALO organizes community members to proudly represent the Tongan American identity at the Ontario Independence Day Parade for the first time.

Early 2020

Census Efforts

We boost 2020 Census counting in hard-to-count Tongan and Tongan American populations in the Inland Empire.

April 2020

Pandemic Assistance

MALO collected donations (Produce,bread, food boxes, PPE) and funds to send to Inland Empire Tongan families during these difficult times from the global COVID-19 crisis April- currently.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Click below for more info about the COVID Vaccine San Bernardino County:
https://sbcovid19.com/vaccine/

Click below for more information about the COVID Vaccine Riverside County:
https://www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine
http://bit.ly/RivNHPITesting
COVID-19 Testing Site in Riverside for the IE NHPI and ALL that can benefit from this testing site. For appointment: http://bit.ly/RivNHPITesting

https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs

Virtual MALO Zoom
The gifted and talented Sisiuno will join MALO virtual hour. She will share the importance of Tongan Culture, especially as it relates to the making of our treasured Tongan gifts known to Tongans as Koloa.

FREE COVID 19 TEST/ HOIDAY FOOD GIVEAWAY
NHPIs are the leading ethnic group/race with the highest COVID cases. If you would like a FREE COVID 19 test NOVEMBER 21&22 we will also be handing out Free Food for the Holiday.
Checking in, learning about culture and meeting new friends virtually with our MALO families during COVID-19. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

MALO FACEBOOK GROUP


6 days ago

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Good morning MALO family and friends! We hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend. We'd like to share this great opportunity to receive your vaccination with us this Friday in Riverside 8:30am-4:30pm. See the flyer below for the address and link to sign up. If you need help registering for this Friday's first dose appointment, please send us a message. Feel free to share. 4750 Challen Ave.Riverside, CA 92503www.caprepmod.org/reg/7112296091#MALO #ReachOut #Riverside #StopTheSpreadOfCOVID19 #MaskUp #SocialDistancing #washyourhands #MALO #TheYoungSAMOA #IslandGrad #IEPICRT ...
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6 days ago

MALO
Good morning MALO family and friends! We hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend. We'd like to share this great opportunity to receive your vaccination with us this Friday in Riverside 8:30am-4:30pm. See the flyer below for the address and link to sign up. If you need help registering for this Friday's first dose appointment, please send us a message. Feel free to share. 4750 Challen Ave.Riverside, CA 92503www.caprepmod.org/reg/7112296091#MALO #ReachOut #Riverside #StopTheSpreadOfCOVID19 #MaskUp #SocialDistancing #washyourhands #MALO #TheYoungSAMOA #IslandGrad #IEPICRT ...
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1 week ago

MALO
Scan or use link below for Vaccine appointment:www.caprepmod.org/reg/6135020942Happening Now still spots left. Last appointment will be at 4:15pm. ...
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1 week ago

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MALO is blessed to partner with the LA History Museum on "The Fabric of Community" exhibition. Check it out and see how we're engaging with the LA Natural History Museum regarding their collection of tapa cloth (known best to Tongans simply as ngatu). We're excited to see where this partnership takes us, especially as we engage with our elders, children and youth regarding our lives as Tongans and Pacific Islanders living in the United States. nhm.org/experience-nhm/exhibitions-natural-history-museum/fabric-community ...
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2 weeks ago

MALO
Vaccine appointments available! April 1st, Riverside California, 8:30am-4:30pmLet us know by message or comment if you would like help registering.www.caprepmod.org/reg/6135020942 ...
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