Sustainability

Stakeholder Engagement

Community relations is a key component of Arizona Mining’s approach to stakeholder engagement. We are a founding member of the Patagonia Regional Business Coalition which sponsors an annual communitywide clean program, gives out scholarships, and contributes to many youth oriented programs. We contributed to the Nogales Unified School District’s Jump Back to School Program and sponsored a Little Team in Nogales that won first place in their division. We actively support many local organizations that improve the quality of life in the areas we operate within, including:

  • Patagonia Regional Business Coalition (founding member)
  • Nogales Unified School District’s Jump Back to School Program
    • Close to 1,000 families showed up at Nogales High School for the Jump Back to School event at which agencies from around Santa Cruz County gave out school supplies, uniforms and other treats. NUSD Superintendent Fernando Parra expressed satisfaction with the event. “We’re going to service close to 1,000 families and it is a tremendous benefit to our community, as well as the school,” Parra said. Agencies and businesses such as Arizona Mining, JC Penney, Shoe Carnival, Mariposa Community Health Center, McDonald’s, Peter Piper Pizza and many more contributed to the effort. “The funds come from our private donors and people who are willing to help and make a donation,” Parra said.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County
  • United Way of Santa Cruz County
  • Santa Cruz County 4H
  • Nogales High School Hall of Fame
  • Nogales Noon Lions
    • The Nogales Noon Lions have initiated a vision screening program in their school districts and they’ve got positive feedback on being able to help kids that have a problem - a vision problem - that parents aren’t aware of,” said Marcelino Varona, Jr., who’s been spearheading the project for a year and a half. The Lions Club will initially use the new equipment to screen students in grades K-5 at the Nogales Unified School District, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District and Little Red School before the school year starts. Thanks to Arizona Mining and their contribution to the Lions’ plan, Varona said during his presentation they plan to include more grade levels each year and add the Patagonia schools as well.
  • Rio Rico Little League
  • Cross Roads Mission
  • Charlie Mingus Foundation
  • Nogales U of A Alumni Association
  • Santa Cruz County Community Foundation
  • Santa Cruz River Valley Friends of the NRA
  • Patagonia Volunteer Fire Department
  • Town of Patagonia
  • Lourdes Catholic School
  • Nogales/Santa Cruz County Port Authority
  • Nogales Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Program
  • Arizona Mexico Commission

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