Mission

To educate, equip, and empower community members to create a healthy and drug free future for children, youth and families.

The South Mountain W.O.R.K.S. Coalition’s targeted region is the South Mountain community in Phoenix, Arizona. Since its inception, the coalition has stayed focused on reducing the negative impact and consequences of youth substance use and underage drinking. We have done this through a myriad of strategies, including adult and youth prevention education and skill development; youth leadership and empowerment; effective community communication; and by building capacity through strong partnerships with local sectors and community leaders that have the highest capacity to invoke change. Additionally, the coalition works on traditional and social media campaigns to increase the perception of risk and reduce youth access, as well as environmental strategies including changing physical design to reduce youth access, policy change and advocacy efforts.

Current Video

April 14th, 2020

South Mountain WORKS Coalition Mission Video

Community Spotlight

The Urban Indian Coalition of Arizona (UICAZ) meets on a monthly basis to discuss important issues affecting the Urban American Indian Community and to organize culturally-minded events and services provided …

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Recent Blog Posts

Date: 08/05/2020

August 2020 Newsletter

Shomari Jackson

Click here for the registration links: https://linktr.ee/South_Mountain_Works  

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Date: 07/16/2020

July 2020 Newsletter

Shomari Jackson

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Date: 06/30/2020

The South Mountain WORKS Coalition stands in solidarity...

Shomari Jackson

with members of our community who have been tremendously impacted by systemic racism and discrimination, and calls on all sectors of our community, schools, and our elected officials to work …

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Upcoming Events

Fostering American Indian Youth with Phoenix Indian Center

Date: September 28 @ 6:30 pm

Join Phoenix Indian Center for an innovative 3-Day session for Foster Care Parents/Caregivers of American Indian youth that will: -Empower caregivers to build a strong connection with youth and their cultural …

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Living in Two Worlds with Phoenix Indian Center

Date: September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Join us online! Living in 2 Worlds will be offered online every Tuesday starting September 29th from 5:00-6:30pm! This FREE workshop is available on Zoom to all American Indian middle …

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Fostering American Indian Youth with Phoenix Indian Center

Date: September 29 @ 6:30 pm

Join Phoenix Indian Center for an innovative 3-Day session for Foster Care Parents/Caregivers of American Indian youth that will: -Empower caregivers to build a strong connection with youth and their cultural …

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