History

In 2011 – 2012, two coalitions came together to form the Liberty Partnership Kino Neighborhoods Council, better known today as the LPKNC. The two coalitions had been helping improve our community for several years now. Liberty Partnership by then had been in operation for 15 years and old Kino Neighborhoods for 13 years. Together, these two coalitions now make up LPKNC and to this day they continue to focus on the fight against the consumption of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs in children and youth in South Tucson communities.

Today

In 2018, Jamal K. Givens founded LPKNC as a nonprofit organization. The organization’s government name is Liberty Partnership Community Council and does business as LPKNC.  The mission of the organization is different from the coalition’s mission in that the organization does not just focus on the southside of Tucson.  LPKNC, the organization, works with any residents, organizations and agencies that are committed to serving, fostering and maintaining drug free communities.

LPKNC meets their mission through offering services about prevention of substance use/misuse and suicide and, promoting mental health and wellness for youth, families and communites.  Other strategies that LPKNC use is youth-adult partnerships, community mobilization, and supporting youth and community voice.

Mission

The mission of LPKNC is to bring together residents, organizations and agencies that are committed to serving, fostering and maintaining drug free communities.

People

LPKNC Board

Jamal Givens, President/CEO
Jamal Givens, President/CEO
Dani Vince, Chair
Dani Vince, Chair
Daniel Morales, Member
Daniel Morales, Member
Diana Valenzuela, Member
Diana Valenzuela, Member

LPKNC Staff

Heaven Rendon, Prevention Coordinator
Heaven Rendon, Prevention Coordinator
Michelle Murguia, Coalition Coordinator
Michelle Murguia, Coalition Coordinator
Jenn Theis, Senior Program Assistant
Jenn Theis, Senior Program Assistant
Adrianna, Civil Operations Support
Adrianna, Civil Operations Support
Gaby Garayzar, Prevention Specialist
Gaby Garayzar, Prevention Specialist
Ruby Huff, Community Development Specialist
Ruby Huff, Community Development Specialist
Jenni Murguia, Community Development Specialist
Jenni Murguia, Community Development Specialist

LPKNC Coalition

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