History

In 2018, LPKNC became its own nonprofit organization, tax id # 86-0709757.  They are listed as Liberty Partnership Community Council doing business as LPKNC. While LPKNC was founded on serving the south side of Tucson, AZ., and will continue to do so, they partner with any community wanting to prevent drug use and promote mental wellness including suicide prevention.

LPKNC was formed in 2011-2012 when two coalitions merged together to form Liberty Partnership Kino Neighborhoods Council, also known as LPKNC. Both were long-standing coalitions, Liberty Partnership which had been around for 15 years, and 13-year-old Kino Neighborhoods. Together, LPKNC focused on and prevented the use of Alcohol, Marijuana, Rx drugs (Opioids) and promote mental wellness including suicide prevention with youth, families, and communities in the south-side neighborhoods of Tucson, AZ. From 2011 through 2018 LPKNC had grown so much with knowledge and experience that it was time for them to go out on their own.

 

 

Mission

To bring together residents, organizations, and agencies that are committed to serving neighborhoods by fostering and maintaining a vital drug-free community.

People

LPKNC Board

Jamal Givens, President/CEO
Jamal Givens, President/CEO
Dani, Chair
Dani, Chair
Daniel, Member
Daniel, Member
Diana, Member
Diana, Member

LPKNC Staff

Heaven, Prevention Specialist
Heaven, Prevention Specialist
Michelle, Community Specialist
Michelle, Community Specialist
Paulina, Program Assistant
Paulina, Program Assistant
Adrianna, Civil Operations Support
Adrianna, Civil Operations Support

LPKNC Coalition

Hilary, Co-Chair
Hilary, Co-Chair
Vanessa, Co-Chair
Vanessa, Co-Chair
Target community

Families within the Liberty Partnership Kino Neighborhoods Council with a focus on youth from ages 8 – 21, but inclusive of all ages. LPKNC Boundaries: 85706, 85713, 85746, 85756, 85714, and 85726