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.

LEARN MORE

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 (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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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
https://www.cognitoforms.com/InlandCoalition2/CHWTrainingProgramInterestForm

Click below for more info about the COVID Vaccine San Bernardino County:
https://sbcovid19.com/vaccine/

Click below for more information about the COVID Vaccine Riverside County:
https://www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine
http://bit.ly/RivNHPITesting
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

https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs

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.

FREE COVID 19 TEST/ HOIDAY FOOD GIVEAWAY
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.

MALO FACEBOOK GROUP


5 days ago

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Join us tomorrow, July 24th, for a free vaccine vaccine clinic at California Baptist University (@calbaptist)! Anyone 12+ is eligible to get their #Pfizer vaccine. Register here: tinyurl.com/hwyzexzf #ieTime2Heal #vaccine #GetVaccinated #VaccinateALL58 #malotongaie ...
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5 days ago

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@MALOtongaie hosted our inaugural MALO Youth Empowerment Summit ( MALO Y.E.S.) Attendees spent 2 days in Indio reflecting on themselves as Tongans growing up in California/US/IE, health in their own lives and grounding self as leaders who will carry the work forward. We ended our summit with commitments to continue serving alongside MALO for positive change. STOP BY TODAY! Visit our table and say hi to our youth. We have plenty of info on local resources. We will be tabling on Friday July 23th at Moreno Valley High School from 10am - 6pm. Do your part to fight the virus and help get us closer to immunity. 🚨 No appointment or insurance required!Call for FREE transportation services | 909.982.8641Everyone 12 years and older are eligible for the Pfizer Vaccine. Everyone 18 years and older are eligible for the J&J Vaccine👇 Register here for Pfizer👇 tinyurl.com/vncvne3k👇 Register here for J&J 👇 tinyurl.com/xh24ac4j#ietime2heal #malotongaie #closer2immunity #MALOYES #BLESSED ...
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2 weeks ago

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🚨Vaccine Clinic Happening TODAY, July 17th @ Jurupa Valley High School 🚨 Join us for music, food, and giveaways! No appointment or insurance required. Everyone 12 years or older are eligible for the Pfizer Vaccine. Call us for FREE transportation services | 909.982.8641 Register here - ow.ly/29I230rO6Bu#malotongaie #WeAreReachOut #IETime2Heal ...
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2 weeks ago

MALO
🚨Vaccine Clinic Happening This Saturday, July 17th @ Jurupa Valley High School 🚨 Join us for music, food, and giveaways! No appointment or insurance required. Everyone 12 years or older are eligible for the Pfizer Vaccine. Call us for FREE transportation services | 909.982.8641 Register here - ow.ly/29I230rO6Bu#malotongaie #WeAreReachOut #IETime2Heal ...
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