Prevention & School Enrichment Programs
CPLC offers school-based and community-based prevention programs in Phoenix and Tucson.
Chicanos Por La Causa Community Center
The role of the CPLC Community Center is to empower the youth and parents, and adults of the Carl Hayden Community to engage in and/or towards positive community interaction and change by educational / recreational programs. Sandra Gonzales is the site Coordinator at the community center. Ms. Gonzales oversees an after school program for youth, engages in recreational (inside/outside) activities; including sports and improvement of academic goals/standards. Events and projects for the community center are scheduled throughout the year for its youth, parents, and community members to participate in while being informed of various services offered at CPLCCC. In addition, the CPLC Community Center also offers various services for the community such as application assistance for AHCCCS, Food Stamps, or Cash Assistance and internal and external referrals to collaborating agencies. In partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank the center also provides food boxes and free meals to youth ages 0-17. For additional information please contact staff at 602-269-2578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CPLC Community Center
3216 West Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ 85009
602.269.2578 – p
602.269.2814 – fax
Making Alliances through Neighborhood Organizing (MANO) was founded in 2003 to address the Prevention of Substance Abuse among youth specifically in the targeted area of Creighton, Garfield, and Coronado community. The MANO Coalition targets 3 geographical locations within Central City Phoenix; includes Creighton, Coronado and Garfield. The MANO Coalition is comprised of a cross section of local community residents, students, teachers, social service providers, public safety & juvenile probation officers, community business owners, faith based and community leaders. In accordance with our mission, the MANO Coalition implements a comprehensive strategic plan in order to address substance abuse concerns that include underage drinking and other dangerous drugs (ATOD).
Mr. Gutierrez specifically provides underage drinking and marijuana use prevention education to parents, schools, and businesses throughout the Garfield community. The focus is to increase community involvement, community harmony, risks and issues involving alcohol use among teenagers. Parental education is presented to small groups of adults in order to educate and learn new parental practices that will assist in learning the dangers of alcohol.
1401 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602.235.9823 – p
602.235-9174 – fax
The TRUCE Project works directly with very high-risk youth through Outreach Workers in order to help provide safety and assistance for individuals. By building up these relationships we hope to influence community members to always resolve conflicts through non-violent means. Through referrals, we provide them with services and opportunities, such as education and employment. Violence Interrupters serve as intermediaries of the program with the community. Through their work we learn of conflicts that may result in violence and attempt to calm the both parties before the issue can escalate. When shootings take place TRUCE workers canvass the neighborhoods to prevent any retaliation from the event. Outreach Workers also respond in the hospital in case any incidents erupt in the waiting room. Furthermore, to community is mobilized to respond to each shooting and inform all involved that shootings are not acceptable. We collaborate with residents, schools, faith leaders, and social service agencies to help distribute public education materials to help spread the message: Start the Peace. Stop the Violence. The project is funded by the Department of Justice and is a partnership between Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., Arizonans for Gun Safety, St. Joe’s Hospital, and ASU.
1712 E. Broadway Rd., Suite #6
Phoenix, AZ 85040
602.323.1567 - p
602.323.0104 - fax
Contact: Maria Parra