PCIC represents the great cultural, economic, and religious variety in Pima County.
We believe in relationships.
The issues we work on come out of small group gatherings called “house meetings”, where people share their stories about issues they’d like to see changed and have energy to work on. We are driven by the testimony of concrete experience, not preconceived ideology.
We believe in citizen leadership.
We identify, bring together and develop leaders across our communities, so that we can accomplish more together than we could apart.
We believe in ownership.
We accept no money from government sources. The organization is funded by stewardship commitments from its member institutions, in addition to some foundation and business support. This allows PCIC to belong to, and be accountable to its member institutions.
We believe in the Iron Rule: Never do for others what they can do for themselves.
"… Voter-registration efforts need people-individuals willing to do the tedious work of persuading their fellow-citizens to make the effort to register and vote. Those who did so in 1964 risked their lives. Fortunately, that's no longer necessary, but the effort still is, alas, half a century later."
PCIC's NEW AFFILIATE:
PCICEO was created to assist PCIC in community education, issues research, and public skills development. The mission of PCICEO is the education and training of active citizens capable of engaging successfully in public life. PCICEO is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.