MALO hosts several events and functions as a fluid resource center for the Inland Empire’s Tongan and Tongan American communities. These programs include cultural preservation events, university collaborations, 2020 Census efforts, COVID-19 testing sites, and COVID -19 vaccine clinics.
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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.
MALO community members opened for the annual Native American Indigenous Studies Association with a speech and māʻuluʻulu performance.
First Ontario Independence Parade
MALO organizes community members to proudly represent the Tongan American identity for the first time at the Ontario Independence Day Parade.
Census IE Partnership
MALO partners with Census IE to plan for the 2020 Census outreach efforts.
We boost 2020 Census counting in hard-to-count Tongan and Tongan American populations in the Inland Empire.
April 2020- Currently
MALO began collecting donations (PPE and Food) to distribute through out the Inland Empire Tongan families to help with day to day needs as we fighting the virus from the global COVID-19 crisis.
MALO continues to do COVID testing and vaccine outreach as we fight for immunity for all our communities. (Pictured is our very own Seini Soakai getting vaccinated at the 1st vaccine site that MALO partnered with through the support of Riverside County Public Health and Reach Out)
IKUNA Backpack Distribution
MALO held its 5th annual IKUNA backpack distribution in July 2022! It was combined with a vaccine site and a wellness fair, and MALO was so ecstatic to see all the love and support.
MALO begins to hold Zumba socials weekly for the community to come together, exercise, enjoy light refreshments, and socialize!