Steering Committee Newsletter
Healthy RC Steering Committee Virtual Meeting
Healthy RC Living

Three Sisters Salad
Serves 4

The "three sisters" are corn, beans, and squash (like zucchini). Native Americans planted them together in the garden because they help each other grow. The "three sisters" also work together to give your body a nutritious meal!


  • 1 can (15 oz.) low-sodium or no salt added beans such as black, kidney, or garbanzo beans 
  • 1 can (11 oz.) corn with red and green peppers drained or 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed 
  • 1 small zucchini chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice (about 1/2 lime) 
  • 1 jalapeño-- seeds removed and finely chopped (optional)


  1. Carefully open can of beans. Drain beans and pour into a bowl.
  2. Add corn, zucchini, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño (optional).
  3. Stir to combine. Serve right away or refrigerate for later.


Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 – October 15!

Join Healthy RC in celebrating all month long by showing pride in your heritage and our state. Find out how you can help California Keep it Golden for future generations by using energy in smarter ways. Visit to learn more!

Be sure to #KeepItGolden and support #SustainableRC today and all summer long!

Miss participating in sports these days? Check out a video from one of our volunteer coaches showing you some simple volleyball drills that you can do at home to help improve your skills while staying active. #RCcommUNITY #HealthyRC

Whether you are new to working from home or experts at it, working from home can present its challenges. These tips will help ensure that you are successful, both at getting your work done and at maintaining your mental well-being.

While our facilities are closed and we aren't holding programs, you can visit our Virtual Recreation Center for fun, creative, and educational content!
PlanRC Virtual Workshop
Healthy RC starts off the school year with its newest Youth Leaders 
Healthy RC officially welcomes several new Healthy Youth Leaders to the 2020-2021 cohort! With the evolution of the Youth Leaders program, Healthy RC has been able to provide a comprehensive curriculum of leadership training through public speaking opportunities, research projects, and interactive filming projects. The program reached a record number of applicants this year with 31 applicants (double from last year). The rigorous application process included a writing exercise and a virtual panel interview with our current Youth Leaders and program director.  With already 18 returning Youth Leaders from last year, the program accepted 11 new participants. They range from 7th through 12th grade, and include schools throughout the city (Rancho Cucamonga HS, Los Osos HS, Alta Loma HS, Etiwanda HS, Colony HS, Summit Intermediate, United Christian Academy, and Ruth Musser Middle School). The first meeting on Wednesday was fantastic, allowing them to connect for the first time in break-out rooms and learn about each other’s working styles and communication needs while working in a team. Healthy RC is excited to have these passionate, creative, and thoughtful youth and welcomes them to a new year of learning how to successfully navigate through challenges and addressing the needs of the teen community!
Join us for our Virtual Courageous Conversations
The Compassionate Community Subcommittee continues to host Virtual Courageous Conversations. The events these past several weeks have disrupted our lives and challenged us in many ways, once again putting the spotlight on issues of racial equity and social justice. This subcommittee will continue to work together to ensure that we can provide the #RCcommUNITY a safe space for all voices to be acknowledged and heard. 
Through these community conversations, attendees are able to share in a judgement-free environment their lived experiences and perspectives on topics of race, racism and social justice. Through these dialogues, we hope to develop specific action plans tailored for our communities as we remain committed in dismantling any forms of racism and racial inequities in Rancho Cucamonga. The Compassionate Community Subcommittee meets regularly* every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Join us as we learn together and try to find a common ground in addressing these important issues, and identify practical and feasible solutions that foster healing and unity in our City.

If you are interested in joining us or for any inquiries, email or call (909) 774-2043.

*Days and times subject to change.
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 celebration of diversity:
Together, we can create a unifying and compassionate environment for everyone!

Don't forget to share your #BeKindRC story and tag us on social media. You can also participate by joining our planning committee or being involved with any of our activities. For inquiries, email or call (909) 774-2043.
Community Conversations on Resiliency in Uncertain Times - Part II
It's ok not to be ok.

Stressed about COVID? Your community is here for you! We are all experiencing overwhelming emotions during these uncertain times. Join us for a free virtual conversation and feel connected to your community. Learn how to connect with mental health resources and develop skills to strengthen resiliency for you and your loved ones.

Explore and Learn:
  • Hear presentations on how to build your immunity and strengthen your physical health by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. 
  • Share your experiences in a safe space and connect with your neighbors.
  • Attend an interactive break-out sessions led by community leaders:
  • Self-care During a Pandemic
  • Optimizing Health and Nutrition
  • Coping with Anxiety 
  • Take the first step for Disaster Preparedness 
  • Teen Community Check-in 
  • Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning 
  • Support for People Living with a Disability 
  • Have fun during a virtual Zumba workshop.
  • Connect with mental health services and resources.

Spanish translation available. Call 909-774-3500, Passcode: 10700400# 
Please call (909) 774-2044 for more information or for other language requests.
*This is an informative event that does not constitute a therapist-client relationship. This is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment from a mental health professional. If you are having a psychiatric crisis, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.
We are here for you at our Monthly RC Community Check-ins
As a response to the need of more consistent mental health support groups in Rancho Cucamonga, Healthy RC partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Pomona Valley to provide virtual community conversations called Community Check-ins. We encourage people to just grab a cup of tea and get comfortable at home, while logging on the Community Check-in safe space to share what’s on your mind.

Check-ins are scheduled on the first Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m. The purpose of this group is to share, listen, collaborate and learn from your fellow community members. NAMI Executive Director James Curtis facilitates and guides the conversation so that people can find the right tools, resources, and strategies to practice self-care and wellness. For more information, simply click on the flyer above!  

For any inquiries regarding Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee and its initiatives, email or call (909) 774-2044.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga recognizes the importance of supporting the community through mental health support, suicide prevention, and a road to recovery. This year's theme for #SuicidePreventionWeek2020 is Hope, Resilience & Recovery.

Pain isn't always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about taking their life. The signs may appear in conversations, through their actions, or in social media posts. If you observe one or more of these warning signs, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change, STEP IN or SPEAK UP.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit to learn more.

#HealthyRC #YourMindMatters #EachMindMatters
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-Claudia Paz, RC Resident
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Mental Health
Subcommittee Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
City Hall
Tri-Communities Room
10500 Civic Center Drive,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Every 4th Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Central Park
Creative Corner Room
11200 Baseline Road,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
Community Champions

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
RC Family Resource Center
9791 Arrow Route,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
City Hall
Chaffey Conference Room
10500 Civic Center Drive,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Youth Leaders

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

For any other inquiries, contact:
(909) 774-2044
Safe Routes to School

For inquiries, contact:
(909) 774-2045
Evaluation Subcommittee

Every 4th Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
City Hall
Chaffey Conference Room
10500 Civic Center Drive,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
For inquiries: e-mail or call (909) 774-2043
*Locations and times subject to change.
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.
Victoria Gardens
Farmers' Market
Every Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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
(909) 477-2700