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Elk Grove Mayor's Ball

TOFA was a participant at the first annual Elk Grove Mayor's Ball on Tuesday, December 4th. Mayor St

TOFA was a participant at the first annual Elk Grove Mayor's Ball on Tuesday, December 4th. Mayor Steve Ly hosted this event to help nonprofit organizations like TOFA.

Community individuals, friends, families and organizations came together for a night of glamor, music and fun. TOFA Ambassadors joined in the program through song and cultural performance. 

Xai and Jason Leggit were recognized for organizing donations to take to the Camp Fire victims. We are pleased that members of our communities are taking action to assist those in need. 

TOFA wishes thank Mayor Ly for this opportunity to support the mission of TOFA in providing much needed resources and programs to benefit the Pacific Islander American community of the greater Sacramento region. 



Tuition may be on the rise, but that doesn't mean college is off the table for you or a member of your family. No one should be priced out of higher education. Our state Cal Grant and Middle Class Scholarship programs are among the nation's strongest efforts to help families pay for college tuition. 

As Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, I've been working for several years to bolster these programs and help all of our state's students achieve their academic goals.

Cal Grants are available to California resident students who wish to attend two-or-four year colleges or are pursuing technical education. The Middle Class Scholarship provides undergraduate students with family incomes and assets up to $171,000 a scholarship to attend UC or CSU campuses.  

Beginning Tuesday, October 2nd, Cal-SOAP (California Student Opportunity and Access Program) will host Cash for College workshops in the Sacramento region. These free financial aid workshops offer help filling out applications for financial aid programs, including with FAFSA, the Dream Act, Cal-Grants, Middle Class Scholarship and Chafee Grants. Experts will be on-site to answer questions and to help with applications.

You and your family may attend any of the Cash for College workshops, regardless of where your child attends high school. 

For more information on Cash for College workshops, please visit my websiteor call (916) 324-4676.

It is a pleasure to be of service.


Kevin McCarty
Assemblymember, 7th District





Elk Grove City Candidates Forum

Photos by Danny Lee

TOFA partnered with the League of Women Voters to host the first ever Elk Grove City Candidates Forum on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018. Candidates from Council District 2: Pat Hume and Andres Ramos, as well as Council District 4: Stephanie Nguyen and Orlando Fuentes shared views on issues ranging from Elk Grove City's traffic problems to ways that can improve use of fiscal funds to benefit the growth and development of Elk Grove City. 

Photo by Danny Lee

TOFA at the APAPA Gala

TOFA Board members with California Governor appointed Secretary, Mona Pascal.

TOFA Board members and Ambassadors with Appointment Secretary of California, Mona Pasquil.


TOFA Board members and Ambassadors  with Sacramento Mayor Darell Steinberg and West Sacramento Mayor, Christopher Cabaldon.

TOFA Ambassadors & California API Commission

TOFA at California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs Public Hearing



On Monday, May 14, 2018, TOFA Ambassadors and Board members attended the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA) Public Hearing, where TOFA’s President Ofa Mann sits as a Commissioner. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Chair for CAPIAA, called the hearing to order and public organizations addressed issues of immigration and Health for the Asian Pacific Islander Communities. 

Lucy Oback, TOFA’s VP of Operations, introduced TOFA, its Ambassadors Program, and the upcoming TOFA Health and Wellness event on Saturday, June 30th, 2018. TOFA Ambassadors: Louina Hafoka, Amelia Hafoka, Na’ahokonga Hafoka and ‘Ofa Hafoka were acknowledged as representatives from the TOFA Ambassadors Program. 

Assembly member Rob Bonta briefly spoke at the hearing advocating support for his Bill that would mandate Ethnic Studies be taught in California High Schools. His passion for this type of education fills the gaps in our rich ethnically diverse Californian History. 

Other speakers included Dean Murakami, President of Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, AFT 2279; Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of California Immigrant Policy Center; and Mona Foster, President of Hui O Hawaii.

TOFA at the Latino Journal 20th Anniversary Latino Leaders Recognition Event


Latino Journal held its 20th Anniversary Latino Leaders Recognition on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. Jose Perez, Founder & Chair served as emcee. Ten individuals were recognized during that evening. Awards presented included Outstanding Education Champion presented to Superintendent of Public Instruction Torlakson, Albert Baez STEM Award presented to Matt Martel, Sophomore at Rio Americano High School, Outstanding Hispanic Business Advocate presented to Frank Montes, Chairman of CA Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Outstanding Public Service Awards to six public leaders.

Steve Ly, Elk Grove City Mayor presented a resolution to Jose Perez for his 20 years of serving the Latino community.  Several community organizations each presented  certificates of recognition thanking Jose for his work.  The event was well attended.

Latino Journal Mission is to inform influential leaders in government, business, community and labor of the steps necessary to engage the full potential of the Latino community in three areas: education, economic development, and civic engagement.  

TOFAs 1st Polynesian Education Conference!


On Friday, May 25th, 2018, TOFA in partnership with Sacramento Unified School District, will be hosted by Sac State University. 

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