TCCS 2023 Charity Beneficiary
Donations & proceeds to benefit
Pima Community College Foundation and Pima Community College
OPCS (Old Pueblo Community Services)
OPCS is a Tucson-based nonprofit serving Pima County since 1996. We provide housing, counseling and support services to people experiencing homelessness in our community. The Rotary Club of Tucson’s support is more critical now than ever. The Covid-19 pandemic combined with a severe shortage of affordable housing has caused an alarming increase in homelessness in our community. The 2022 Point in Time Count identified a total of 2,227 homelessness households in Pima County. We are requesting funding for OPCS’s Home Fund, a program established to ensure that individuals not eligible for government funded programs can access shelter services. Further, it helps cover Section 8 Housing application and deposit fees so individuals and families can secure permanent housing. These fees are not paid by HUD. The Home Fund also provides employment support and helps with children’s needs. As homelessness in our community continues to increase, so do requests for Home Fund assistance. By stabilizing people through shelter, moving them into permanent housing, and implementing assistance programs to help keep them housed, we can not only reduce, but eliminate, homelessness in Pima County.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona
For 60 years Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona has served children and youth in Tucson by providing and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our mentoring model has proven time and again that providing additional friendship and guidance to youth is a powerful way to prevent risky behaviors and dropping out of school. We ask the Tucson Rotary to support the launch of our high school mentoring program, Mentor2.0, at Tucson High School, Sunnyside High School, and Apollo Middle School. Mentor2.0 combines mentoring and classroom curriculum to support students from 9th grade through graduation. Mentor2.0 students graduate high school with the knowledge they need to be successful and a plan for their future!
Grants from the 2022 Show
Pima JTEDLearn more about the Rotary Club of Tucson and how they are helping to build the new Innovative Learning Center. Pima JTED introduces augmented reality simulations to the classroom.
We provided a $252,000 grant Totaling $710,126.47 over three yearsPima Joint Technical Education District (JTED) is creating new pathways and opportunities to help students in Tucson's underserved communities to obtain academic and professional careers. A large part of this initiative includes working with partners across the region to establish the area's first high school focused on health and medical careers. The innovative school, with the working name of Health and Medical Careers High School, will serve grades 9-12 and be easily accessible to students at its south Tucson location on the Pima JTED campus at The Bridges complex. Currently daytime and evening student enrollment for many programs and grade levels is at capacity at JTED’s new Innovative Learning Center. The school's proximity to partners such as the University of Arizona and Pima Community College will provide robust educational exchanges and experiential rotations so that students may enter a seamless pipeline to reach the next steps in their academic and technical training journeys and to open their eyes to career paths they may have never otherwise considered. A wing that will house a community health and wellness clinic will offer an opportunity for students to provide services to the public in partnership with the University Medical School undergrads and grads. Career and Technical Education Programs to be offered include Certified Medical Assistant, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Physical Therapy Tech, Pharmacy Tech, fast-track LPN, etc. Students will be able to obtain industry credentials and certifications for direct employment, as well as work toward being accepted to medical school.
We provided a $252,000 grant Totaling $710,126.47 over three years
The Gregory SchoolHome of the annual Tucson Classics Car Show, the Gregory School is an independent, coeducational school serving students in grades 5 - 12. Our diverse learning community is the foundation for a high quality academic and social experience for all of our students.
We provided a $10,000 scholarship for a student to attend the Gregory School.