Programs

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, and 2020 Census efforts.

2017
March 2017
May 2018
May 2018
July 2018
2019
Early 2020
April 2020

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.

May 2018

NAISA Opening

MALO community members opened for the annual Native American Indigenous Studies Association with a speech and māʻuluʻulu performance.

July 2018

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.

2019

Census IE Partnership

MALO partners with Census IE to plan for the 2020 Census outreach efforts.

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 began collected donations and funds to send to Inland Empire Tongan families struggling or fighting the virus from the global COVID-19 crisis.

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