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.


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.


4 hours ago

PART 2.Another successful vaccination site. Thank you to everyone that came out to get vaccinated. Everyone’s testimonies of strength and gaining any kind of peace of mind in such a very trying time. Reminds us all that the work is worth it. Great work everyone! Have a great weekend! 💗💗💗#malotongaie #ietime2heal #ie #vaccination #covid18 #dontworrybehappy ... See MoreSee Less
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4 hours ago

PART 1 Even with no working electricity. The show must go on. 🤗Huge thank you to all family and friends who came out and got vaccinated today! Special thank you to everyone and our youth, behind the scenes who help setup and take down. Great work today team #malotongaie! #time2healie ... See MoreSee Less
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11 hours ago

Attention: Happening TODAY SATURDAY!! 1/22/2022 11AM-2PM MALO will be having another vaccine clinic at FUMC (918 N Euclid Ave. Ontario, CA 91762.) We are ready to welcome you as you take a step to protect yourself and your family against COVID 19. Vaccine provided is PFIZER. Offering: BOOSTER, 1st & 2nd DOSE, 5-11YRS PEDIATRIC DOSE, & the FLU SHOT will be available while supplies lasts. See you soon. -MALO *** If you miss us TODAY 11am-2pm in Ontario we will also be in Corona until 6pm registration Link:linktr.ee/MALOtongaie****Flyer below⬇️#ietime2heal #malotongaie #covid19ie #vaccine #staysafetogether #VaccinateALL58 #4U4me4community ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

COVID-19 has a much harder time spreading in a highly vaccinated population. When more people are vaccinated, we’ll all be better protected against the virus. Schedule a vaccine appointment or find a walk-in clinic today at: bit.ly/VaccineNearYou#TogetherWeGetBetter #ietime2heal #malotongaie ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

MALO will be accepting donations (drop off or monetary) to be sent to Tonganin support of those most impacted. The link for donations is in our bio. Let us know if you have any questions! ... See MoreSee Less
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