Steering Committee Newsletter
June 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.

Whether you are new to working from home or already experts at it, working from home can present its unique set of challenges. These tips will help ensure that you are successful, both at getting your work done and at maintaining your mental well-being. Click the button below for some more helpful tools and resources!

Quinoa & Roasted Zucchini Salad
serves 6


✔ 1 cup cooked quinoa
3 cups spring mix or arugula
3 cups shredded kale
2 cups roasted zucchini
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
✔ ½ red onion, sliced
1 cup cooked garbanzo
½ cup dry cranberries
Honey Mustard dressing
Croutons, optional

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 bellow for a complete list of class offerings and enroll today!
Healthy RC Highlights
Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community Invites You to a Special Virtual Community Gathering
The Baha’i Community of Rancho Cucamonga (RC Baha’i) has been collaborating for several years with Healthy RC through its Compassionate Community Subcommittee. In particular, we have been working together to organize events and plan initiatives to help address racial equity and unity in Rancho Cucamonga.  
We are excited to invite you to an upcoming virtual event, A Community Gathering: The Path Forward on our Quest for Racial Unity, to be held on Saturday, June 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. This event is brought to you by RC Baha’i, with support from Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community, and will provide a safe space to share, listen, learn, and get involved in our efforts. Come join us for some inspiring music and informational videos, personal stories, and discussions on how you can make a difference in helping our community continue to move forward towards racial equity and unity. To participate, simply visit at the day and time of the event. For any other inquiries, please call 1-909-774-2043 or email
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!  
Victoria Gardens Cultural Center Community Survey
The Victoria Gardens Cultural Center is working on a strategy to guide the future of programs and services, and we want to hear from YOU!

  1. Take the Community Survey here: and/or
  2. Join a Community Meeting on the following dates:
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (PDT)
  • Friday, June 25, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PDT)
  • Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PDT)

Remember, your input guides our future! #TheArtsLiveHere
Youth Summer Camp
Who’s ready for SUMMER CAMP?!
Summer Camp 2021 offers a fun and safe environment for youth ages 6-12! Camp activities foster growth and development by instilling self-confidence and respect for others. Participants will have an opportunity to meet new friends and explore a variety of new ideas through arts and crafts, games, and special event activities. The City's goal is to successfully offer participants quality weekly programming with SAFETY being our number one goal. 
*Space is limited! 
For more information, call 1-909-477-2765
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 new 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.
Get Affordable Transportation through RideRC
The City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District are excited to announce a new pilot program, RideRC! For a limited time, qualified residents can take discounted Uber rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, and City facilities. This means affordable rides to important locations for those who live in a qualified area or are enrolled in a government assistance program. After completing a quick application to verify eligibility for the program, residents will use the Uber app to get to where they need to support their health as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

This pilot program will run until funds are exhausted. If you live in the qualified area and/or are in a government assistance program, apply today! For questions regarding the application process, please call 1-909-774-2713 or email
  • Must be 18 and over
  • Must live in Rancho Cucamonga
And meet at least one of the following requirements:

**Locations are pre-determined. Select locations offered in Ontario and Fontana.
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 offers Spanish Mental Health Workshop, Saliendo de la Soledad
Healthy RC Campeones para la Comunidad members and Healthy RC Mental Health Subcommittee member, Claudia Garcia, from the Trauma Healing Foundation, organized an insightful hybrid Spanish Mental Health Workshop, Saliendo de la Soledad. Claudia thoughtfully guided a discussion and presentation on the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and shared coping skills for overcoming adversity. Many topics discussed included facing crisis, overcoming fear, and acknowledging emotions and feelings. This event was particularly meaningful because attendees were able to gather and share their journeys around grief and loss, phobias, and dealing with anxiety. Claudia, an experienced LMFT Trainee with a knack for storytelling and making mental health relatable, created culturally appropriate content and has a gift and passion for serving the Spanish-speaking community. Staff was thrilled to see how we were able to cater our mental health strategies to this specific population through this workshop!
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! 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