WHO WE ARE
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.
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 has plans to expand to other communities within Tucson.
The mission of LPKNC is to bring together residents, organizations, and agencies that are committed to serving neighborhoods by fostering and maintaining a vital drug-free community and promoting mental health and wellness.
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