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.
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
WHAT WE DO
“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.”
Tongan American community members come together to create an organization that serves Tongan and Pacific Islander populations of the Inland Empire.
Cultural Annual Event
MALO hosts its first annual event celebrating Tongan culture.
Ontario park Performance
MALO gives an opportunity for Tongan American youth to perform and share their culture at a new Ontario park.
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.
We boost 2020 Census counting in hard-to-count Tongan and Tongan American populations in the Inland Empire.
MALO collected donations and funds to send to Inland Empire Tongan families struggling from the global COVID-19 crisis that month.