Steering Committee Newsletter
September 2021
Healthy RC Living

We're closely approaching the fall season! As the weather and our world changes, your energy habits can too!

Visit to learn how you can make small changes to use energy more efficiently and sign up for weekly energy saving tips to help fight climate change! #KeepItGolden #SustainableRC

A stressful, chaotic weekend can throw your upcoming work week off. So how can you ensure you’re not sabotaging yourself during this time? Try incorporating these helpful tips and tricks to manage your stress and lead a balanced, fun, stress-free weekend! Choose one and try it out!

Cream of Tomato Soup
serves 4


✔ 2 tbsp. grape seed oil
✔ 1 medium onion, chopped
✔ 1 celery stalk, chopped
✔ 1 cup shredded carrot
✔ 2 garlic cloves, minced
✔ 2 cups tomato paste
✔ 2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
✔ 1 splash soy sauce
✔ 1/2 cup evaporated milk
✔ basil for garnish

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
Being Selfish is Selfless: A Virtual Workshop Series
Earlier this month, on September 8th, Healthy RC launched its "Being Selfish is Selfless - Boundaries for your Health" workshop alongside Jessica Bowser from Hey, Fit Happens. Several community participants tuned in to the presentation, discussed their own barriers, and learned about tangible resources to improve shifting their mindset to reach their health goals. Participants engaged with a supportive community and had candid conversations about overcoming their personal challenges. They also utilized this helpful worksheet provided by Jessica.

Click here to watch the Boundaries for Your Health recording in case you missed it! The weekly series will continue with themed sessions until October 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

RSVP at at Translation services are available upon request.

For inquiries, contact or call 1-909-774-2044.
Do you have an innovative Healthy RC project idea? If so, consider applying for a $1,000 mini-grant from Healthy RC! 

The Healthy RC initiative was launched in 2008 and continues to grow. This successful city-community partnership is a result of the collaboration between dedicated residents, community organizations, and public and private entities coming together to make Rancho Cucamonga the healthiest it can be and improve the quality of life of all residents. This mini-grant opportunity is an example of how we can collectively accomplish our goals.  

Organizations that have a connection to Healthy RC and the City of Rancho Cucamonga are encouraged to apply. Each grant application can request up to $1,000 for a community-based project and up to ten projects will be funded. The proposed project must connect to at least one of the 8 community health priorities listed below and projects must be completed no later than June 2022. The application deadline is October 7th at 6:00 p.m.
Eight community health priorities: 

  • Healthy Eating & Active Living 
  • Community Connections & Safety 
  • Education & Family Support 
  • Mental Health 
  • Economic Development 
  • Clean Environment 
  • Healthy Aging 
  • Disaster Resiliency

To submit your applications or for inquiries, email You may also call 1-909-774-2043.

You may also mail your applications to:

City of Rancho Cucamonga
City Manager's Office
c/o Deborah Allen
10500 Civic Center Dr.,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
The Rancho Cucamonga Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new service, the 24/7 Library. The 24/7 Library is filled with popular books and DVDs for all ages to borrow and is located at the RC Family Resource Center at 9791 Arrow Route.

For more information about Rancho Cucamonga Public Library resources, please visit or call 1-909-477-2720.
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.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
As the City of Rancho Cucamonga City Council proclaims September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we encourage the Healthy RC community to be diligent in working together to prevent suicide.

Remember to always follow "T.A.S.C.": (1) Tune in and notice changes in behavior that are out of the ordinary, (2) Ask directly if someone is planning or have thought of dying by suicide, (3) State the seriousness and show empathy, and (4) Connect with proper resources like Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

To join Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee or for any inquiries regarding its initiatives, email or call 1-909-774-2044.  
Uplift Family Services Inland Region partners with Pacific Clinics Training Institute (PCTI) on Suicide Prevention, Risk Factors, and Protective Factors Awareness
Did you know that worldwide, over 800,000 individuals take their lives by suicide every year? That number is staggering! In America, suicide is actually 2.5 times MORE frequent than homicides! Suicide is very real in the world around us, and has become an even more pressing topic due to the recent stresses brought on by COVID-19.
Operation Reach-Out is offering a free training on Suicide Awareness on Thursday, September 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is open to anyone and everyone! Get the word out, pass it on to colleagues, staff, clients, families, community members, and more! This is how we bring awareness to our community about suicide.

For inquiries, you may contact Dr. Rachel Riphagen, Project Director, Operation Reach-Out Uplift Family Services, 
Helpful Resources
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Rebate Programs
Join us in growing Rancho Cucamonga's Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness efforts. EV Charger rebates are now available and can range anywhere from $250 - $5,000. Be sure to check out the additional details below and consider applying today!
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 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Every 4th Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Community Champions

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

Every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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