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WHO WE ARE

HISTORY

LPKNC is deeply rooted in Tucson’s southside communities. In 2011 – 2012, two coalitions came together to form the Liberty Partnership Kino Neighborhoods Council, better known today as  LPKNC. Liberty Partnership by then had been in operation for 15 years and Kino Neighborhoods for 13 years. Both were long standing coalitions, who came together to create LPKNC, whose mission was to help improve the community by combatting the consumption of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs in children and youth in South Tucson communities.  In 2018, our CEO Jamal K. Givens established LPKNC as it’s own nonprofit organization. The organization is registered as Liberty Partnership Community Council and does business as LPKNC.

TODAY

CEO Jamal Givens and his team have grown LPKNC’s vision to bring together residents, organizations, and agencies who are committed to servings neighborhoods by fostering and maintaining a vital drug-free community. We are focused on preventing the use/misuse of alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs. We promote mental wellness, suicide prevention, and avoidance of juvenile delinquency by empowering youth, families, and communities. LPKNC does this by providing quality programming to participants.  Other strategies that LPKNC employs is youth-adult partnerships, community mobilization, and supporting youth and community voice.

LPKNC'S FUTURE

LPKNC has plans to expand to other communities within Tucson. 

OUR MISSION

The mission of LPKNC is to advocate for and enhance education, training, and services for youth, families, and communities. Our goal is to promote mental health and advance positive adolescent development to grow future leaders.

THE TEAM

THE BOARD

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Jamal Givens
President/CEO

dani vince Board Chair lpknc image

Dani Vince
Board Chair

Daniel Morales Board Member lpknc image

Daniel Morales
Board Member

Diana Valezuela Board Member lpknc image

Diana Valenzuela
Board Member

LPKNC STAFF

Adrianna Civil Operations Support lpknc image

Adrianna
Civil Operations Support

Arcy Cornidez Director lpknc image

Arcy Cornidez
Director

Cookie Gonzales Brandt, Programs Manager

Cookie Gonzales Brandt
Programs Manager

Jenn Theis Senior Program Assistant lpknc image

Jenn Theis
Senior Program Assistant

Jon Hennings Prevention Specialist lpknc image

Jon Hennings
Prevention Specialist

Paola D’Gyves Program Assistant lpknc image

Paola D’Gyves
Program Assistant

Sarah Laitola, Prevention Specialist

Sarah Laitola
Prevention Specialist

Belen Sisk
Prevention Specialist

Sthefani Sierra, Prevention Specialist

Sthefani Sierra
Prevention Specialist

Gladyz Wunderle
Prevention Specialist

Hassel Gastelum, Prevention Specialist

Hassel Gastelum
Prevention Specialist

LPKNC COALITION

Hilary Coalition Co-Chair lpknc image

Hilary
Coalition Co-Chair

Vanessa Coalition Co-Chair lpknc image

Vanessa
Coalition Co-Chair

Are you interested in joining the LPKNC team?

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