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A collaboration of Community-Based Crime Reduction, Choice Neighborhoods, and Pima Community College.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

August Newsletter

What's coming up...

Thrive in the 05 Business Forums are designed to support local business owners located within the Oracle/Miracle Mile Corridor. All members of the local Tucson business community and key stakeholders are welcome to attend. Read more.

September Business Forum:
Building on the Area's History

The Oracle Road / Miracle Mile area has a rich and colorful history. Join us as we think about building on the area's past to enhance its identity and help ensure a dynamic future.

Monday, September 9, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pima Community College
Downtown Campus
Amethyst Room
1255 N Stone Ave

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Demion Clinco (Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation) will provide an illustrated talk on the history of the Oracle Road / Miracle Mile area. Representatives of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office will discuss the Miracle Mile Historic District as a commercial corridor. This presentation will include information on the tax credits available for those within the district.

Thrive in the 05 National Night Out

Join us for a party in the park and get to know your local law enforcement and neighbors!
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Balboa Heights Park
2536 N. Castro Avenue

Food - Music - Snow Cones - Ballet Folklorico Xochitl - Roskruge Mariachi- Face Painting and Dance - Arts for All - Circus Academy - Games & Prizes

Anza Park Community Conversation

The public is invited to a community conversation as we envision the future of Anza Park located at Stone and Speedway. Anza is a historic park that sits at the corner of Wards 1, 3, 6 and offers an eastbound gateway into our downtown. Read more.

Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pima Community College Downtown Campus
1255 North Stone, Amethyst Room

For those who cannot make it to the meeting, there is an online survey available from Aug. 21-Sept. 21 at:

What we've been up to...

Esquer Park Improvements!

Thanks to the AARP Community Challenge Grant and the Tucson Clean & Beautiful Neighborhood Scale Stormwater Harvesting Program, we have funds to install rainwater harvesting basins, bird habitat plants, an accessible walking path, additional seating, interpretive signage, and amenities for dogs in the northeast corner of Esquer Park immediately adjacent to Tucson House. The project will be constructed this fall!

Thanks to everyone who attended a design workshop to help select plants and provide feedback! If you missed the meetings, check out the presentation online and submit your comments to Jon Choi at
Read the Arizona Daily Star article

Crime Reduction Strategies in the News

As part of her series following Thrive in the 05, Arizona Daily Star reporter Patty Machelor's most recent story highlights a Drug Market Intervention the Tucson Police Department and ASU School of Social work will be testing/implementing this spring.
Read the article

Wait. What is THRIVE in the 05?

Building on over a decade of work on projects like the Oracle Area Revitalization Plan (OARP), The Oracle Project (TOP), and the Oracle Area Task Force, three current initiatives are teaming up to build community and invest resources in this area. Together, these projects are called THRIVE in the 05! 

  1. Community-Based Crime Reduction is a comprehensive public safety initiative which seeks to work with the community to identify and address drivers of crime to help build sustainable communities of opportunity. Grant funded from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Tucson based ASU School of Social Work.
  2. Choice Neighborhoods leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Grant funded from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the City of Tucson's Housing and Community Development Department (HCD).
  3. Pima Community College in partnership with City of Tucson's Economic Initiatives Office is working to connect local residents and businesses to job training, business incentives, and resources. This collaboration on economic and workforce development inclusion arose through the 2018 Daniel Rose Fellowship and Oracle Area Task Force.
This monthly newsletter will provide you with important updates on the projects, invitations to meetings, and opportunities to provide feedback and drive the change you want to see in your neighborhoods. Read more about the effort in the Arizona Daily Star.

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Community-Based Crime Reduction
Nadia Roubicek

Project Manager, ASU
School of Social Work
520.884.5507 ext. 20609
Choice Neighborhoods
Alison Miller

Lead Planner, City of Tucson
Housing & Community Development
Pima Community College
Teresa Noon

Program Manager, Community Outreach
Workforce Development
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