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 and funds to send to Inland Empire Tongan families struggling from the global COVID-19 crisis that month.

MALO FACEBOOK GROUP


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The Inland Empire has officially met and/or passed our 2010 self response score! If you have not yet been counted, join us by going to my2020census.gov or calling 844-330-2020 to fill yours out today! #IECounts #CountMeIn ...

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2 days ago

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Talavou Aumavae is a passionate believer in the power of civic engagement to transform our communities, and he is mobilizing Pacific Islanders throughout the Bay Area to get counted and vote. #ElevateYourVoice

Artist: @angelhalafihi and @jpxinsta

#PasifikaVote, #ElevateYourVoice, #AAPI2020 #CountMeIn #CompleteCount #CountAllKids #malotongaie #IECounts

[image description: Black background with a blue circle of Melanesian, Micronesia, and Polynesian tattoo motifs with an image of a Samoan fa’afafine wearing a flower crown above a red hibiscus flower and green leaves. White text on the right that reads “We don’t need titles to serve but it assists in bringing about change. - Talavou Aumavae” ]
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2 days ago

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Margarita Satini is an activist and advocate who fights tirelessly for social justice and Pacific Islanders. She not only elevates her own voices but has trained countless others to do the same. #PasifikaVote

Artist: @angelhalafihi and @jpxinsta

#PasifikaVote, #ElevateYourVoice, #AAPI2020 #CountMeIn #CompleteCount #CountAllKids #malotongaie #IECounts

[image description: Black background with a blue circle of Melanesian, Micronesia, and Polynesian tattoo motifs with an image of a Tongan woman wearing glasses above a red hibiscus flower and green leaves. White text on the left that reads “The world you want requires you to be civically engaged. Margarita Satini”]
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2 days ago

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Vote as a way to honor your elders and tell (y)our stories. #ElevateYourVoice

Artists: @angelhalafihi and @jpxinsta

#PasifikaVote, #ElevateYourVoice, #AAPI2020 #CountMeIn #CompleteCount #CountAllKids #malotongaie #IECounts

[image description: Black background with a blue circle of Melanesian, Micronesia, and Polynesian tattoo motifs with an image of a Marshallese man above a red hibiscus flower and green leaves. White text on the left that reads “Civic engagement goes beyond checking a box, it means listening to our elders and telling our stories. David Anitok”]
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