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Geskiedenis

Geskiedenis

In 1967, terwyl hy vir die Head Start program, Dr. Arnold het 'n toekenning voorstel en dit voorgelê aan die Tucson Oorlog teen Armoede Program, wat befonds was deur subsidies wat deur die Kennedy / Johnson-administrasie. Die toekenning is befonds by $19,000 en PPEP gebore. Dr. Arnold gekoop 'n 1957, 48-passasier, skoolbus en toegerus met opvoedkundige boeke en voorrade. He painted it green and named it “La Tortuga.” Hy was die bestuurder, werktuigkundige en onderwyser, al in een gerol. Na geleef in Mexiko, Hy het geweet dat die eerste hand hoe dit was om te leef in 'n onbekende gemeenskap met 'n ander taal en kultuur. So, Hy het begin om Engels en basiese onderwys, in sy draagbare klaskamer, dieselfde Bracero plaaswerkers hy gedien het in die verlede, hulle te help om voor te berei vir die lewe in Amerika, deur die verkryging van 'n praktiese onderwys. Vandaar, "Portable, Practical Educational Preparation.”

From its humble beginnings, PPEP grew and prospered and today it boasts of over 500 employees, making it one of the top 100 Employers in Arizona. La Tortuga’s legacy lives on and Doctor John David Arnold, PPEP’s CEO, continues to advocate for the poor and neglected citizens of not only Arizona, but the world. Every service PPEP has provided to the over 4,000,000 people over the past 40+ jaar, has been driven by Doctor Arnold’s dedication and commitment to the cause. See the History page and Programs pages for more details on PPEP’s successes.

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Dr. John Arnold

Dr. John David Arnold

Dr. John David Arnold is op 'n klein plaas naby Doyle Town in Bucks County in 'Pennsylvania Nederlandse land' gebore. Sy oorlede pa wie se familie dateer uit die vroeë 1600's was 'n skrywer en uitvinder, wat die eerste motor toergids van Mexiko vir Triple A en Popular Mechanics Tydskrifte in die 1950's geskryf. Sy ma was 'n kunstenaar, beeldhouer, en mikro-sake-eienaar van Grayce's Gift Shop in Patagonia, Arizona tot die ouderdom van 97. Dr. Arnold het twee susters, Janie & Elaine. Dr. Arnold het 'n inwoner van Arizona vir meer as vyf dekades en tans woonagtig is in beide Tucson en Patagonia, Arizona. Dr. Arnold is 'n enkelouer met drie dogters en een stiefseun; Lorée, Renato, (gebore in Lima, Peru) Chaska, 20 en Tika, 16. Al vier het bygewoon en het uitgeblink in die tradisionele en openbare handves skole. Dr. Arnold verskuif na Guadalajara, Mexico met sy familie toe hy ses jaar oud, en bygewoon laerskool op Colegio Cervantes. Hy verhuis na Nogales, Arizona ná vyf jaar in Guadalajara. Sy familie het toe verhuis na Tucson se suidekant circa 1958 waar hy by Wakefield Junior High en Pueblo Hoërskole. Daarna, Dr. Arnold gegradueer aan die Universiteit van Arizona, met 'n BA-graad in Spaans en Sosiologie, twee meestersgrade in Administrasie en Onderwys, (M. Ed) met 'n Ph.D. in dieselfde gebied. Op die ouderdom van 12, want hy het gepraat Spaans hy genooi is deur sy kerk se bediening bus te gaan na die Bracero plaaswerker kampe as 'n tolk. Op die ouderdom van 16, hy het sy eie kerk bus en het die migrerende ministeries in Santa Cruz Valley, Rillito, en Marana, Arizona. Op die ouderdom van 18, hy bevestig en pastoor van die Eerste Southern Baptist Church in Catalina, Arizona. Sy onderrig en afrigting loopbaan was in private skole, waar hy die Arizona Onafhanklike High School Athletic Association. Sy basketbal, sokker, spoor en bofbal spanne al gewen staat kampioenskappe in 1966.

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Mission

PPEP’S Mission is “Dedicated to improving the quality of rural life.”

Return on Investment

For every dollar invested in PPEP, whether it is from a government grant or from donors like you, 85% goes directly to the consumer or participant in the program; PPEP spends only 15% on administrative costs. Those dollars spent on PPEP consumers result in: Income from wages and new businesses’ profits, tax credits to local businesses, savings to government programs and more money spent in the local economy.

What is PPEP

  • Draagbare

    PORTABLE – Easily carried or moved from place to place where the people live and work.

  • Practical

    PRACTICAL – Concerned with matters of fact and real life experience, not theory; and good at managing matters and dealing with problems or difficulties leading to self-sufficiency.

  • Educational

    EDUCATIONAL – The work or planning involved in making somebody ready or in putting something together in advance. Empowerment to succeed and accept life’s challenges.

  • Preparation

    PREPARATION – The work or planning involved in making somebody ready or in putting something together in advance.

How Does It All Connect?

Draagbare, Practical, Educational Preparation: Providing education, training and practical life skills to empower people, so that they can take the knowledge and skills acquired with them, wherever they go, and deal with every-day problems and challenges, as they occur. PPEP helps people learn to be more self-sufficient and successful and to help their community make progress.

It connects when dedicated professional staff connect with its rural/farm worker clients and provide opportunities to achieve upward mobility. PPEP provides creativity, innovation, and forward thinking in its approach to alleviate poverty.

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