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.

Building a Healthier Community Together: COVID-19 and Beyond

Although Governor Newsom has ended California’s State of Emergency as a result of COVID-19, MALO continues to recognize the efforts of local organizations that have helped their communities from 2020 to now, as we continue to support the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations affected by this crisis.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON NHPI

Additionally, we are continuing to celebrate the beautiful blend of culture between the Inland Empire community and Tongan and American identities. Scroll down to see all the work we’ve been doing.

“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.”

Early 2017
March 2017
May 2018
May 2018
July 2018
Early 2020
April 2020 – Present
January 2021 – Present
July 2022
October 2022 – Present
Spring 2023 – Present

Early 2017

MALO est.

 

 

Tongan American community members come together to create an organization that serves the

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.

 

May 2018

NAISA Opening

 

 

MALO community members opened for the annual Native American Indigenous Studies

Association with a speech and māʻuluʻulu performance.

 

July 2018

First Ontario Independence Parade

 

 

MALO organizes community members to proudly represent the Tongan American identity

for the first time at the Ontario Independence Day Parade.

 

Early 2020

Census Efforts

 

 

We boost the 2020 Census counting in hard-to-count Tongan and Tongan American

populations in the Inland Empire.

 

April 2020 – Present

Pandemic Assistance

 

 

MALO began collecting donations (PPE and Food) to distribute throughout the Inland Empire

to help Tongan families with day-to-day needs as we fight COVID-19.

 

January 2021 – Present

Vaccine Clinics

 

 

MALO continues to do COVID testing and vaccine outreach as we fight for immunity

for all our community members.

 

July 2022

IKUNA Backpack Distribution

 

 

MALO held its 5th annual IKUNA backpack distribution in July 2022!

It was combined with a vaccine site and a wellness fair, and

MALO was so ecstatic to see all the love and support.

 

October 2022 – Present

Zumba Socials

 

 

MALO begins to hold Zumba socials three times a week for the community

to come together, exercise, enjoy light refreshments, and socialize!

 

Spring 2023 – Present

Kisina Health

 

Bridging the gap between our community, our data, and local resources for Tongan and Pacific Islander communty in the Inland Empire region.

Ko hono fakafehokotaki‘i ‘a e vā ‘o hotau komiunitī, hotau talaʹ, mo e ma‘u‘anga me‘a
fakakolo ki he Tongaʹ mo e komiunitī kakai Pasifikiʹ ‘i he vāhenga Inland Empire.

 

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1 week ago
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Infants, toddlers and young children are at higher risk of getting very sick from the flu. Protect children 6 months and older from flu and COVID-19 by getting them vaccinated—they can even get both shots at the same time! You can also join #MaloTongaIE SATURDAY, July 20th 2024, & get vaccinated. Go to MyTurn.ca.gov​ or contact your health care provider to sch​edule an appointment. Or DM our social media with “IKUNA” and a MALO Team Member will get back to you for any questions you might have regarding the #IKUNA2024 Backpack Drive or vaccinations. -Malo(Thank You) #vaccine #flu #covid19 #MaloTongaIE #InlandEmpire #OntarioIE ... See MoreSee Less

Infants, toddlers and young children are at higher risk of getting very sick from the flu. Protect children 6 months and older from flu and COVID-19 by getting them vaccinated—they can even get both shots at the same time! You can also join #MaloTongaIE SATURDAY, July 20th 2024, & get vaccinated. Go to MyTurn.ca.gov​ or contact your health care provider to sch​edule an appointment. Or DM our social media with “IKUNA” and a MALO Team Member will get back to you for any questions you might have regarding the #IKUNA2024 Backpack Drive or vaccinations. -Malo(Thank You) #vaccine #flu #covid19 #MaloTongaIE #InlandEmpire #OntarioIE

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3 weeks ago
MALO

#DYK that slowing your breathing can calm your body and help you cope with stress? Take a few minutes to try breathing exercises to relax your mind and body, like the box breathing method.

Inhale through your nose for a count of 4
Hold the air in your lungs for a count of 4
Exhale from your mouth for a count of 4
Hold the lungs in an empty state for a count of 4
Repeat for at least 4 rounds
Check out more breathing exercises here: bit.ly/JED_Breathing

#mentalhealthawareness #goldenstateofmind #malotongaie #ontarioie #inlandempire #summer2024
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#DYK that slowing your breathing can calm your body and help you cope with stress? Take a few minutes to try breathing exercises to relax your mind and body, like the box breathing method. 

Inhale through your nose for a count of 4 
Hold the air in your lungs for a count of 4 
Exhale from your mouth for a count of 4 
Hold the lungs in an empty state for a count of 4 
Repeat for at least 4 rounds 
Check out more breathing exercises here: https://bit.ly/JED_Breathing  

#MentalHealthAwareness #GoldenStateOfMind #MaloTongaIE #OntarioIE #InlandEmpire #Summer2024
3 weeks ago
MALO

The CA West Nile Virus (WNV) and Dead Bird Call Center is open and ready to take your calls! If you find a dead bird near your home, please report it online or call 1-877-WNV-BIRD. Your reports help CDPH track and prevent WNV in California. Learn more: westnile.ca.gov #WNV #ontarioie #malotongaie #inlandempire #mosquitobites #summer2024 ... See MoreSee Less

The CA West Nile Virus (WNV) and Dead Bird Call Center is open and ready to take your calls! If you find a dead bird near your home, please report it online or call 1-877-WNV-BIRD. Your reports help CDPH track and prevent WNV in California. Learn more: https://westnile.ca.gov #wnv #ontarioie #malotongaie #inlandempire #mosquitobites #summer2024
3 weeks ago
MALO

Going on a trip? Reduce your risk of catching respiratory viruses like COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Be sure you’re up to date on your COVID-19 and flu vaccines, consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces like airports and planes, and wash your hands frequently. Don’t travel, and stay away from others, if you’re sick.

Visit MyTurn.ca.gov to schedule your vaccine. Learn more about respiratory virus prevention: go.cdph.ca.gov/respiratory-viruses #SlowTheSpread #MaloTongaIE #OntarioIE #InlandEmpire #sickstayhome🙏🏼💖
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Going on a trip? Reduce your risk of catching respiratory viruses like COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Be sure you’re up to date on your COVID-19 and flu vaccines, consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces like airports and planes, and wash your hands frequently. Don’t travel, and stay away from others, if you’re sick.

Visit MyTurn.ca.gov to schedule your vaccine. Learn more about respiratory virus prevention: go.cdph.ca.gov/respiratory-viruses #SlowTheSpread #MaloTongaIE #OntarioIE #InlandEmpire #sickstayhome🙏🏼💖
4 weeks ago
MALO

Did you know? RSV, a common respiratory virus, is the leading cause of hospitalization for ba​​bies under one year old. You have the power to protect your baby today. Ask your doctor or midwife about the new RSV vaccine during pregnancy.
Learn more: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/RSV.aspx #malotongaie #ontarioie #inlandempire #RSV #summertime2024 #community
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Did you know? RSV, a common respiratory virus, is the leading cause of hospitalization for ba​​bies under one year old. You have the power to protect your baby today. Ask your doctor or midwife about the new RSV vaccine during pregnancy. 
Learn more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/RSV.aspx  #malotongaie #ontarioie #inlandempire #rsv #summertime2024 #community
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