Steering Committee Newsletter
July 2021
Healthy RC Living

It’s officially summer! As you enjoy the beautiful weather, be sure to turn off lights, unplug unused appliances, and safely spend time outside. It’s the perfect way to save energy and enjoy California’s natural beauty. Be sure to #KeepItGolden today and all summer long by signing up for weekly energy saving tips (i.e., click on the button below) and be #SustainableRC.

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed new and unforeseen pressures on all of us. Whether it’s trying to telework while the kids are screaming in another room, or dealing with financial insecurity, this new normal is taxing on our inner resources. The good news is, we are all in this together and we are resilient! Check out how you can build resiliency through daily habits that help bolster your spirit and strengthen your mental well-being. Choose one and try it out!

Sweet Potato & Spinach Salad
serves 4


1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
✔ 2 Tbsp. grape seed oil, salt, and freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp. grape seed oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
1 Tbsp. Fresh ginger, minced
✔ ½ tspn. ground cumin
¼ cup olive oil
✔ ½ cup balsamic vinegar
1 lb. fresh spinach leaves
½ cup dried cranberries

Click on the video above to learn the simple step-by-step instructions for creating this recipe from Chef Geno!

Registration is currently open for virtual and outdoor in-person classes! Offering a variety of classes with everything from fitness to dance, to S.T.E.A.M class offerings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

If you’re unable to make it out to one of our local parks, the City of Rancho Cucamonga's Community Services Department also offers plenty of virtual options for you to stay active at home. Visit for more information or simply click on the button below for a complete list of class offerings and enroll today!
Healthy RC Highlights
The 2021-2022 Healthy RC Youth Leaders Recruitment is Now Open!
Join the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s award-winning Healthy RC Youth Leaders program! The Youth Leaders program gives teens an active meaningful voice and empowers the next generation of leaders to take action and promote a healthier community. This unique program provides students with the leadership experience and local government knowledge to work on issues that matter to them. Healthy RC Youth Leaders have helped shaped policies and programs to make Rancho Cucamonga the healthiest it can be. They take a proactive approach in identifying areas that can be improved and initiate actions that will lead to long-term solutions. 

Why Join the Youth Leaders:
  • Work on issues that matter to youth
  • Promote healthy living
  • Work with City officials
  • Develop communication and leadership skills that will enhance your confidence and personal growth
  • Participate in trainings and conferences
  • Learn about local government
  • Build your resume and gain career experience
  • Have fun!

The Healthy RC Youth Leaders program is currently looking for passionate students ages 12-17 to join the team. Meetings are held twice a month on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in making Rancho Cucamonga the healthiest it can be, then Healthy RC Youth Leaders is for you! For more information, visit For inquiries, call 1-909-774-2044 or email
Watch the 2021 Healthy RC Youth Leaders' recruitment video below:
Summer Concerts & Movies in the Park
Summer Concerts & Movies in the Park are just around the corner!

We’ve got a small, but mighty line up of FREE Concerts and Movies in the Park planned for you! Join us for 4 fun nights of FREE family entertainment at Red Hill Community Park (7484 Vineyard Ave.), Tuesdays (7/20 & 7/27) and Thursdays (7/22 & 7/29) in July.

Concerts are from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:00 p.m.

Don't forget your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks!
The 24/7 Library Kiosk is Coming Soon!
Come celebrate with us for the launch event of the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library 24/7 Library Kiosk! Join us on Wednesday, August 18th, 4:00 the Rancho Cucamonga Family Resource Center (9791 Arrow Route) for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
RC Public Art Survey
Where would you like to see public art in our city? How do you envision the arts becoming a core part of our community? Have the arts improved or transformed your life? These questions are at the heart of the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Public Art survey.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga is developing its first Public Art & Placemaking Plan, and we need your input! Please take our survey by clicking here and share your thoughts on how we can incorporate art into neighborhoods, streetscapes, parks, and more. Survey participants are eligible to enter and win a raffle!

For more information, please visit or click on the button below.
Community Gathering: The Path Forward on our Quest for Racial Unity
On Saturday, June 19th, a diverse group of members of the Rancho Cucamonga community gathered together to celebrate diversity, learn from one another, and share a wonderful space in their commitment to working towards racial equity and unity. It was also an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate Juneteenth, which recently became a federal holiday. One of Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community partners, the Baha’i Community of Rancho Cucamonga (RC Baha’i) collaborated with Healthy RC, along with Women on the Move Network and People for Peace & Prosperity to organize this event.
Over 40 community members representing various sectors of Rancho Cucamonga were in attendance. Mayor L. Dennis Michael not only delivered the opening remarks, but also participated during the interactive group discussion and engaged directly with community members. He reaffirmed the City’s commitment to working towards the very same goals of a more equitable and united community that fully embraces diversity and inclusion. Moreover, the event informed participants on the various ways to become more actively involved in local initiatives that work on similar efforts, including joining Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community Subcommittee. It was truly an inspirational and successful event, further enhanced by the deeply moving presentations from Zaiah “Young Z” Chisholm, a 12-year-old poet from one of Healthy RC’s newest partners, Music Changing Lives, and Red Grammer, a renowned singer and songwriter. Perhaps more significantly, the powerful personal stories shared during the event have revitalized this dedicated group of community members in working together to move the needle towards racial equity and unity. To view the recorded event, visit
Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community Subcommittee continues to lead the City’s efforts in engaging with stakeholders to identify community-centered strategies that tackle critical race-related issues, particularly in working towards a healthier and more equitable environment for all. Come join us in our regular (virtual) subcommittee meetings, typically held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon.

To participate or for inquiries, email or call 1-909-774-2043.
Helpful Resources
In collaboration with the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, the Compassionate Community Subcommittee recommends the following resources and reading lists that may provide additional guidance on important conversations regarding the topics of race, social justice, and celebrating diversity:
Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month!
Come join us in our regular (virtual) subcommittee meetings, typically held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon. Together, we can create a healthy, equitable, unifying, and compassionate environment for all! To participate or for inquiries,
email or call 1-909-774-2043.

Don't forget to share your #BeKindRC story and tag us on social media. You can also participate by joining our subcommittee or getting involved in any of our activities.
Healthy RC presents the Healthy Mind and Body Resource Guide
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Healthy RC Mental Health Subcommittee created a virtual series on Healthy Mind and Body during the month of May to respond to the urgent need for tailored resources and support for families facing overwhelming stress. 

Residents came together to listen and discuss with presenter Raymond Martinez, Holistic Health and Fitness Coach from Awareness Training, who gave health and wellness strategies on Stress and Emotional Eating, as well as Managing Diet and Lifestyle. His presentations focused on self-awareness, reflective journaling, and creating behavioral changes around food consumption and sleep that optimize your energy and create a sustainable framework for your lifestyle. Jared Valdez, a PhD candidate from Wholistic Health Collaborative, also presented for the Sleep and Mindfulness workshop and provided recommendations for improving sleep hygiene for optimal health.
One attendee shared, “Thank you so much. The resources at tonight’s event were really helpful, especially hearing others who have some of the same issues and being able to share in such a short amount of time.” 
For those who missed the series, you can tune in and watch them or view the presentation using the Healthy Mind and Body Resource Guide, which offers cooking recipes, book recommendations, and guided meditations, so you can put all the skills into practice!

To join Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee or for any inquiries regarding its initiatives, email or call 1-909-774-2044.  
Helpful Resources
Lower your Electric Bill by 50-90%
Have solar installed on your home free of charge through the Grid Alternatives program! Income-qualified homeowners living south of Foothill Boulevard can qualify. Save money and join your fellow Californians to make a positive difference by applying today!

To learn more, call 1-951-465-2864 or visit

“I love these free solar panels on my home! My electricity bill is almost nonexistent, and it will make a huge difference in the summer when we need to keep the house cool with the air conditioner. I am encouraging my friends and family to apply!”   

-Claudia Paz, RC Resident
Mental Health
Subcommittee Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every 4th Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Community Champions

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Youth Leaders

To learn more about the application process, visit: Healthy RC website

For inquiries, contact:
Safe Routes to School

For inquiries, contact:
Evaluation Subcommittee

Every 4th Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
For inquiries, e-mail or call 1-909-774-2043
*Locations and times subject to change.
Facing an eviction?
Behind on your mortgage?
Have a landlord-tenant or mobile home issue?
Feel you've been discriminated against in your housing choice?

Inland Fair Housing Mediation Board can help you! IFHMB serves as an intermediary to assist individuals in resolving issues related to housing discrimination, homeownership sustainability, rental complaints, and disputes in court through the provision of resource recommendations, education, and mediation.

For inquiries, email or call 1-909-984-2254. For further details, visit or click on their brochure below:
Community resources at your finger tips! Connect IE helps you connect to the resources you need: housing services, job training, food pantries, transportation and other low-cost or free programs. Visit to begin searching today from your smartphone or computer.
Terra Vista
Farmers' Market
Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Heritage Farmers' Market has set up an online ordering system for those who may not be able to make it to the market due to transportation and/or other quarantine-related issues.
City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730