The purpose of TOFA Ambassadors is to activate awareness, within the members of the Asian Pacific Islander Youth and their personal and civic duty to create change within the community.
Meets January - May Annually
Every Thursday, 6:00 PM (in person)
Gil Albiani Center, Elk Grove 95624
For more information
Contact Luisa Lavulo (916) 256-5684 firstname.lastname@example.org
"What is a TOFA Ambassador?" Tiktok Assignment
Field trip to SMUD's MOSAC Science Museum
Ambassador's Presidential Campaigning
Presidential voting, counting, and winner announcement
"What is money?" Virtual Assignment
Learning healthy money habits and how to budget
"What are your civic duties?" discussion
Anti-hate discussions and virtual assignment
Field trip to STEM PIEFEST in the Silicon Valley
Choosing a career
Learning about job duties and how to dress
Video assignment about chosen profession
Ambassadors support NAMI mental health walk
Ambassadors support Polynesian Family Night at EGHS
Ambassadors support Hiram Johnson Family Night
TOFA Ambassadors attended the Pacific Islanders Encouraging Fun, Engineering, Science, & Technology Event (PIEFEST) on Saturday, 11th March in Redwood City, CA. This event showcased Pacific Islander American professionals in the STEM industry. Our Ambassadors participated in hands on learning and came away with another avenue of possibilities for their paths in life. See more pictures in the photo gallery and videos on the tofainc instagram page.
TOFA Ambassadors visited the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC) in Sacramento where they learned about science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) in a fun and engaging hands-on environment. See more pictures in the photo gallery.
TOFA Ambassadors present five things they have learned this year.
Louina Hafoka, Amelia Hafoka, Meletonga Lavulo with Luisa Lavulo
Our Ambassadors met at CrossFit Kaiwai for team building and networking exercises. Coach Liz, started off the night separating Ambassadors into teams. each team came up with a team name, logo and chant. She ended with teams directing a blindfolded team member to create a perfect square with a string of rope.
Our President ’Ofa Mann talked about networking. She had some of the Ambassadors represent city officials and practiced formal introductions and networking basics.
Elizabeth Mann is a Senior Recruiter for Pacific Staffing. Catherine ‘Ofa Mann has been a community leader for over 20 years, and served two full terms as an Asian and Pacific Islander Commissioner to the Governor of California.
This week our Ambassadors signed their agreement contracts, formed partnerships and learned to formally greet others. They will take this skill and apply it when they represent TOFA at community events this year.
On September 28th, 2019, TOFA President, ‘Ofa Mann, organized our TOFA Ambassador volunteers at the “Our Voice Matters; 18th Annual CA Voters & Candidates Forum”, hosted by APAPA. TOFA Ambassadors were security, time keepers, crowd control, greeters and audience participants.
APAPA’s founder CC Yin opened the event while keynote speaker, actor, Tzi Ma spoke to the importance of having our voices heard. Ma shared, that “entertainment is relevant, meaningful, and a powerful tool for us to have our voices heard.” A host of elected officials addressed the audience and answered questions from the public. We look forward to being part of this important event next year.