Community Resources

Beyond the University of Arizona, you can find a number of organizations that are providing multicultural services and support. These groups can be helpful to students, faculty, staff, alumni and other individuals living in Southern Arizona.

Cultural Resources

Tucson Urban League
Its mission is to advance economic and social prosperity for African Americans and other underserved Tucson residents. The group does this by creating access to opportunity through advocacy, community partnerships, programs and services.

YWCA Southern Arizona
The YWCA works to build a world without racism, where women are empowered and where everyone enjoys peace, justice, freedom and dignity.

African American

Tucson Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce
Part of the "We Care Coalition of Tucson," this group develops and implements solutions to break the cycle of black males in crisis. 

Asian American & Pacific Islander

Asian Chamber of Commerce
This state-wide organization supports, promotes and fosters business, cultural and educational relationships between chamber members and the general public.

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center
The center hosts activities and special events to help educate the community about Chinese culture and heritage. It is also home to Tucson Chinese School, which offers culture and language classes for preschoolers through adults.

Hispanic & Latin@/x

Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC)
CPLC advocates for stronger and healthier communities by providing services in economic development, education, housing and health and human services.

Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
This organization offers a variety of networking opportunities to help member businesses succeed, connect with the Hispanic market and pursue international trade opportunities.

LGBTQIA

City of Tucson Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Issues Commission
This commission acts as the official advisory body on GLBT issues for the City of Tucson.

Equality Arizona
This organization works to achieve and maintain equal legal rights and protections for the LGBTQ community in Arizona.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Tucson
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families and friends through support, education and advocacy. 

Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce
Members of this organization come together to network and advocate for the growth of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied business community in Southern Arizona.

Tucson Pride
This nonprofit produces and promotes cultural, educational and recreational events for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities in Tucson, including Pride on Parade and Pride in the Desert.

Native American

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (AICCAz)
AICCAz provides networking opportunities and support to American Indian entrepreneurs across Arizona, as well as a mentoring environment for those beginning new endeavors. 

Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs (ACIA)
The ACIA works toward an improved relationship between the state and tribal nations though a variety of programs, including Native Youth Know and Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day.

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA)
Providing a united voice for Arizona’s tribal governments, the council offers assistance, conducts trainings and disseminates information to member tribe communities.

People with Disabilities

Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities
This organization can answer American with Disabilities Act (ADA) questions. It also guides Arizona in implementing and complying with federal and state disabilities laws. 

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD)
COPD provides services, including counseling, job placement, interpreting services and more, throughout Arizona to people with hearing loss.

Direct Center for Independence
This nonprofit organization promotes independent living and offers a variety of programs for all people with disabilities encouraging them to lead active lives.

Disability.gov
This online resource provides information on disability programs and services nationwide. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern Arizona (NAMI)
NAMI Southern Arizona works to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness and their families through free programs, such as support groups and educational programs.

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI)
SAVVI offers dynamic and progressive programs to meet the needs of blind and visually impaired people, including children, adults and seniors.

Sun Van Transportation Service
Sun Van provides paratransit service to ADA-eligible residents of Tucson who are unable to use the Sun Tran fixed route services due to their disability.

Women

Greater Women's Interests Collaborative (GWIC)
GWIC offers a supportive space for those who advocate on behalf of gender equality and women’s interests to build relationships and collaborate.

Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission
This commission performs research and collects and disseminates data on issues concerning women in various aspects of our culture and society.

Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona
Aiming to achieve social, political and economic change that empowers women and girls, this foundation connects women, advocates for policy change and invests in organizations that serve women and girls in Southern Arizona.

WomanKraft
This nonprofit brings together female artists and other underserved groups, and provides a variety of art classes that are free for low-income adults 50 and older.