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Agencies Prioritize Rights Restoration and Re-entry Programs

Primavera Foundation and Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS) hosted agencies from Tucson and Pima County at Primavera to follow up on a rights restoration and re-entry co-convening last year to identify steps to improve support for those in need. Primavera Foundation Chief Community Resilience Officer Tamara Prime led the discussion, joined by more than 15

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Primavera Platicas Podcast – Episode 7 (Nancy Bissell)

Join us for a robust conversation with Primavera co-founder Nancy Bissell! During the conversation, Tisha and Nancy discussed a book that Nancy put out just before the pandemic called The Daily Banquet, which chronicles the legacy of the Primavera Foundation and details what the early years were like as a soup kitchen and men’s shelter, and

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Poverty workshop zeroes in on impact of poverty in Tucson

The workshop Understanding Poverty Part 2: Systems Change and Local Action, held last month, delved into the reasons for and impact of poverty on people. Hosted by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, in partnership with the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, Pima County Community and Workforce Development, and Social Venture Partners

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Writing class co-creates pathway to self-expression

A short story is, by definition, small. But, for the participants at the Primavera Men’s Shelter, the opportunity to express themselves and give and receive feedback is anything but. The unhoused population is by no means a monolith, but for many Primavera participants, the idea that others have had similar experiences can be tough to

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BBQ chicken dinner leads to years of service for this Primavera volunteer

Sheryl Boris understands the power of a meal made with love. She grew up in what she called a “relatively stable,” family where her parents owned a delicatessen. For most of her upbringing, she was shielded from issues like food insecurity and poverty. “I spent my time in my parents’ delicatessen,” Sheryl said. “We certainly

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Established in 1983, the Primavera Foundation co-creates pathways out of poverty through housing, workforce development, homeownership, financial education, and community building and engagement. Primavera’s services impact over 8,000 people with more than 30,000 touchpoints per year. Learn more at 

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