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.


If you are eligible the first 600 participants will receive the $20 Visa Card
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.


23 hours ago

M.A.L.O.MOTIVATING ACTION LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITYTONIGHT 6PM-7PM ❤️We will be checking in and making space for one another! Stop in and say Malo e lelei (hello)! We would love it! Our space is your space! Send a message if you would like the link! #malotongaie #nofoma'u #washhands #stayingsafe #ofa ...
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3 weeks ago

***ATTENTION****RIVERSIDE AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FOLKS****20 minutes for $20 Visa Card📝 We want to hear from you! Take this 20-minute survey and receive a $20 Visa gift card for your time. This survey includes questions about how you find health information, what information you consider reliable, and your thoughts about a vaccine for COVID-19. To participate you must: x Be 18+ years old x Live in Riverside or San Bernardino Counties x Be uninsured or insured by Medi-Cal (IEHP, Molina, etc.) www.SurveyMonkey.com/r/VaccineAttitudes*Gift cards are available for the first 600 respondents. ...
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3 weeks ago

MALO VIRTUAL HOUR! Happening Tomorrow! Let us know if you would like to join and we will send you the zoom link. Let's check in on one another! Join us with open hearts, minds and good vibes! Wednesday, February 10, 20206pm -7pm On Zoom ...
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4 weeks ago

WE ARE BACK! Great feedback and positive ways to share space from our kids, elders and parents during our session.*Kids shared: a helpful, kind, comfortable and Fe Lotu aki space. *Goals shared: Really high grades, better grades, to be a really good drawer*MALO = express yourself, smile, culture, special, educated, resources, loves me, be with people even during COVID, help each other. *Happy song: MeganTrainer, All the way, Hiva Usu, MAMANI*Fun thing about Tonga you dance in different moves and you smile and express your culture.Annie cheering kids on in chat! WE ARE HERE AND ALL ARE WELCOME! MALO GOES VIRTUAL! Lets catch up and be in community! ...
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2 months ago

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