We believe that sharing our space with community groups is part of our justice work. We have also been blessed by a generous bequest from Gertrude Scofield which has enabled us to support other nonprofits with grants in both 2014 and 2015.
Pima Prevention Partnership (PPP) is a nationally recognized non-profit agency that specializes in helping underserved populations.
Rincon Congregational UCC is pleased to host the PPP Teen Cuisine program. Teen Cuisine is a 12-week culinary job training program conducted in cohorts throughout the year that teaches youth basic culinary skills, employability and life skills so that they can obtain employment at a livable wage and move toward self-sufficiency. The culinary program is taught by a professional culinary instructor/chef and youth development specialists from Pima Prevention Partnership, and the curriculum covers all aspects of culinary education. The focus is also on farm-to-table nutrition.
Teen Cuisine is a 2015 Rincon Congregational UCC Scofield Bequest grant recipient.
Dishes & Stories, is a joint venture of the Iskashitaa Refugee Network, a 10-year old Arizona non-profit and Priscilla Mendenhall, a thirty-year non-profit and retail professional transitioning to social enterprise.
Contacts: Priscilla Mendenhall: firstname.lastname@example.org
and Natalie Brown: email@example.com.
Dishes and Stories was a 2014 Rincon Congregational UCC Scofield Bequest grant recipient.
BorderLinks is a nonprofit educational organization based in Tucson, Arizona that connects people to the reality of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands and immigrant communities in the United States. On average, nearly 1,000 individuals participate annually in BorderLinks learning opportunities through delegations from around the country and our locally-based programming.
BorderLinks is a 2015 Rincon Congegational UCC Scofield Bequest grant recipient.
Pima County Interfaith Council (PCIC) identifies, trains and moves every-day citizens into action in our community. These people come from churches, synagogues, non-profits, neighborhood groups, schools, unions and other voluntary associations. This project will specifically expand this work into more local communities and network with sister organizations in Southern Arizona and throughout Arizona in order to be able to affect change both locally and on a statewide basis. Key issues will include education, poverty, workforce training, immigrant inclusion, health care, transportation and the environment.
PCIC is a 2015 Rincon Congegational UCC Scofield Bequest grant recipient.
Interfaith Community Services (ICS) serves the needs of Pima County seniors, individuals with disabilities and people in financial crisis. ICS now has their Central Office right here on the Rincon campus. In addition, their Mobile Food Truck comes each Wednesday to give food to those in need.
ICS is a 2014 & 2015 Rincon Congregational UCC Scofield Bequest grant recipient.
A number of community groups use our campus as regular meeting places:
- Literacy Connects committed to improving our community through literacy offers English classes to refugees and immigrants at Rincon on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:00 am. Literacy Connects (520) 882-8006 2850 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716.
- Mental Health Ministries Network, coordinated by ICS and NAMISA, representatives from faith communities throughout the community come together to plan ways to assist in meeting the mental health needs within their populations. Rincon's Faith Community Nurse, Katie Geran is an active member of this group.
- Families Transformed, a parent support group for parents of transgender children meets on the second Saturday of each month. Contact: Amy D'Arpino firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) is the designated Area Agency on Aging serving older adults and their families living in Pima County, Arizona.
- Alzheimer’s Association Southern Arizona Chapter sponsors two concurrent support groups at Rincon; one for individuals with early onset diagnosis and one for their caregivers. Contact: 520-322-6601, or the 24 Hour Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.
- Mary of Magdalene Inclusive Catholic Worship meets on the last Sunday of each month in Rincon's Stedman room. Contact Babara Mattus email@example.com
- Reveille Men's Chorus and Reverb use the Rincon Fellowship Hall weekly Sept-May for rehearsals. Reveille Men’s Chorus has had a mission for 20 years dedicated to musical excellence and performs worldwide to promote human rights, diversity and a world free of AIDS.
- Al-Anon and Al-Ateen offer group meetings for friends and families of problem drinkers. An Al-Anon meeting is offered at 7:30 pm on Tuesday evenings at Rincon. Contact: 520.323.2229.
- NAMI of Southern Arizona holds Peer-to-Peer and Family-to-Family mental health support groups on an as-needed basis at Rincon.