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.


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.


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.”



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.


Click on Flyer to register for updated Booster or any of your vaccine needs! Join MALO and our partners to share resources, toys, and food distribution.
Hey M.A.LO. Friends & family! Let’s Zumba our way to wellness!!! We’d like to invite you all to a Zumba Social in the beautiful city of @cityofontario. Instructed by our very talented and first ever Certified Zumba Tongan team in the Inland Empire, @kalasikehecreations @moala_vave & @mssphawnta! Please bring a little towel for the sweat, a chair for a break (or chill in the grass also), and be ready to have lots of fun, laughs, & a fabulous time!!! All the fun begins @ 5:30-6:30. At John Galvin Park ( on the corner of I and Grove) in Ontario. This WEDNESDAY 10/26/2022 See you all soon! 💓💓💓
We are happy to share that we will be partnering up with the vaccine clinics at Anthony Munoz Community Center in Ontario. Every Wednesday in February and March. Schedule your appointment by scanning flyer or using link: https://linktr.ee/MALOtongaie

We will be there to celebrate you! We are more than happy to help schedule your appointment please send us a message or ask in comments in our social media @malotongaie and one of our Community Health Workers will reach out. We will be giving out PPE and some fun and important resources.

#malotongaie #TogetherWeGetBetter #IEtime2heal
#California has led the nation’s fight against the #COVID19 pandemic with early public health measures that saved lives. The SMARTER plan will prepare us for the next COVID-19 threat and help us respond to future public health emergencies.
Learn more at covid19.ca.gov
Thank you all for your support and helping us get our letter to the White House regarding acknowledgement and support for Tonga. If you would like to learn more, visit our Tonga Relief Support of America website at https://www.tongarelief.us/. Link is in our bio. For those that have items to share, please DM or email. We are grateful for the collective effort along with our partners Vakatasi, CSM MANA, EPIC, and NCAPA.

Our Jurupa Valley partners at Reach Out will be hosting weekly FREE COVID-19 testing on site – Scan the QR code to pre-register for an appointment or go to
We are excited to join the UCR School of Public Policy and the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom for an Inland Empire conversation with the Governor’s Appointments Secretary Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez on Wednesday, December 8, at 5:30pm

RSVP here: bit.ly/shape-ca

COVID Updates: https://linktr.ee/MALOtongaie
Need your Covid-19 vaccine? /Do you need your covid-19 vaccine?
For a full lineup of upcoming vaccine sites, visit:/ To get a full list of upcoming vaccine websites, visit: https://rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine-with-Registration
Free for everyone and no insurance required! / Free to all and no insurance required! 📢
#wearereachout #ietime2heal #rivco #covidvaccine
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Pfizer Vaccine

Johnson Vaccine:
Need your covid-19 vaccine? Don’t worry, here are upcoming vaccine clinics near you!

Free for everyone and no insurance required! 📢

August 3rd: Cabazon | James A. Venable Community Center

August 3rd: Riverside | Food 4 Less (4250 Van Buren Blvd.)
J&J: https://covid.ieccn.org/MyChart-Covid/signupandschedule/Embeddedschedule?id=233997,241825&vt=501171131
Pfizer: https://covid.ieccn.org/MyChart-Covid/signupandschedule/Embeddedschedule?id=233997,241824&vt=501171131

August 3rd: Coachella | Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
2nd Dose!

August 4th: Beaumont | Food 4 Less (1691 E 6th St.)

August 4th: Hemet | Workforce Development Center
J&J: https://covid.ieccn.org/MyChart-Covid/signupandschedule/Embeddedschedule?id=233997,241856&vt=501171131
Pfizer: https://covid.ieccn.org/MyChart-Covid/signupandschedule/Embeddedschedule?id=233997,241855&vt=501171131

August 4th: Jurupa Valley | Avalon Community Center

August 4th: Riverside | Blind Support Services

August 5th: Jurupa Valley | Louis Rubidoux Library
J&J: https://covid.ieccn.org/MyChart-Covid/signupandschedule/Embeddedschedule?id=233997,241854&vt=501171131
Pfizer: https://covid.ieccn.org/MyChart-Covid/signupandschedule/Embeddedschedule?id=233997,241853&vt=501171131

August 5th: Riverside | Emerson Ecologics

August 5th: Coachella | Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church
2nd Dose!

August 6th: Coachella | TODEC Legal Center

August 6th: Moreno Valley | Food 4 Less (24440 Alessandro Blvd)
J&J: https://covid.ieccn.org/MyChart-Covid/signupandschedule/Embeddedschedule?id=233997,241809&vt=501171131
Pfizer: https://covid.ieccn.org/MyChart-Covid/signupandschedule/Embeddedschedule?id=233997,241807&vt=501171131

August 6th: Temecula | Islamic Center of Temecula Valley
2nd Dose!

August 7th: Jurupa Valley | Jurupa Valley High School
2nd Dose!

August 7th: Jurupa Valley | Sikh Gurdwara Riverside

August 7th: Palm Desert | Sacred Heart Church
2nd Dose!

Need your 2nd Covid Vaccine Dose? Call 909.982.8641 for more vaccine clinics. #wearereachout #ietime2heal #rivco #covidvaccine
MALO presents 4th IKUNA Backpack/Care package Distribution
Join us for a free Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic and Resource Fair! Bring the family pic up some important resources and get your vaccination! There will be giveaways and food! Stop in with MALO, IE COVID Response team, and Riverside Public Health and Reach Out Partners and say, Malo ‘e lelei, we would love it. If you would like to volunteer with us send us a DM and join the fun. We will be doing outreach resource fairs every Saturday for the rest of July. Come thru! Lets check in on one another! Minors need a parent/guardian present. Find more information in the flyer😃 Location: Jurupa Valley – Rubidoux High School 4250 Opal St Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 Time: 10-4pm Register: https://covid.ieccn.org/MyChart-Covid/signupandschedule/Embeddedschedule?id=233997,241763&vt=501171131
All love! All the time! Getting Closer to Immunity! For You, For Me, For Community!
Scan QR code to make an appointment or Walk-in! All are welcome!
Click on link! Register by April 26, 2021

Click below for more info about the COVID Vaccine San Bernardino County:

Click below for more information about the COVID Vaccine Riverside County:
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


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.

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.


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Save the date! 🤶🏾 ❄️ 🌲 Saturday, 12/17/2022 10:00AM- 4:00PM. Come celebrate Christmas with #malotongaie at our Annual Christmas Extravaganza, Resource Fair & Vaccine Clinic. With a FREE toy distribution, Zumba, Food distribution & more. Please register for any of your COVID-19 needs by using the QR code in the flyer. We can’t wait to share this special Christmas celebration with you. 💓 please look out for our Evite 2nd Annual MALO 'e Ofa Christmas Extravaganza 🎄 and register yourself and family!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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