في 1967, بينما كان يعمل لبرنامج هيد ستارت, الدكتور. كتب أرنولد اقتراح منحة وأحالته إلى الحرب توكسون على برنامج الحد من الفقر, التي تم تمويلها من المنح التي بدأتها إدارة كينيدي / جونسون. وقد تم تمويل المنحة في $19,000 ولدت PPEP. الدكتور. أرنولد بشراء 1957, 48-راكب, حافلة مدرسية وتجهيزه مع الكتب والمستلزمات التعليمية. He painted it green and named it “La Tortuga”. وكان سائق, المعلم ميكانيكي والمدرسة, جميع دخلت واحدة. بعد أن عاش في المكسيك, كان يعرف مباشرة ما كان عليه أن يعيش في مجتمع غير مألوف مع لغة وثقافة مختلفة. هكذا, بدأ تدريس اللغة الإنجليزية والتعليم الأساسي, في الصف المحمولة, لنفس براسيرو الزراعية العمال كان قد خدم في الماضي, مساعدتهم على الاستعداد للحياة في أمريكا, من خلال الحصول على التربية العملية. من هنا, "المحمولة, Practical Educational Preparation”.
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PPEP’s past encompasses over 45 decades of fulfilling its mission to “Improve the quality of rural life.” Empowering rural people through social economic programs towards self-sufficiency. These PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. programs started on August 24, 1967, in rural Pima County. الدكتور. جون ديفيد أرنولد, the founder of PPEP’s first students were Bracero migrant farmworkers employers of farmers Investment Company in the Santa Cruz Valley Pecan and Cotton growing region. الدكتور. Arnold served as the driver, mechanic, and teacher of a converted 1957 Chevy (48 passenger school bus) named “La Trotuga” (“The Tortoise”). PPEP’s first office was located in Pueblo Gardens in the South part of Tucson. It was housed in Dr. Arnold’s living room with his father John Patton Arnold (retired journalist/inventor) as his volunteer answering the phones and greeting the visitors to the office. From that humble beginning PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. has spawned a myriad of social economic development programs and community based boards and non-profit entities.
في 1972, La Tortuga was retired and donated to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. moved from Pueblo Gardens to North Stone to Granada Street then to its present location at 802 هو. 46ال وول, توكسون, أريزونا, as a Community Action Agency (CAA). Its first budget was $19,000 from the Tucson Committee for Economic Opportunity (TCEO). These funds originated from the Kennedy/Johnson War on Poverty, which came about because of the Civil Rights Legislation in 1964. في 1975, PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. شكلت مؤسسة PPEP للتنمية العمرانية (PMHDC) to promote rural affordable housing including self-help homes, multifamily and senior semi-independent living apartments. في 1985, PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. was funded by the Ford Foundation to open a modern version of micro credit lending program on the border counties. To date some 25 million in micro loans and technical assistance to building rural entrepreneurs have been established.
في 1999, it was recognized as the micro business program of the year at a ceremony at the White House. The event was hosted by President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Secretary of Treasurer Robert Rubin. فيما بعد, PMHDC became the first Community Development Financial Institute (CDFI) in the United States.
In the 1990’s, HUD designated PMHDC as its regional Self Help Housing Operation (SHOP) from Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, and New Mexico, where hundreds of rural affordable homes were built under our direction. في 1995, PPEP TEC became the first charter High School in Southern Arizona opening two campuses. PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. started the Encompass program for the developmentally disabled in Green Valley in 1975. The PPEP Behavioral Health Program began that same year providing counseling services to rural clients. In the mid 1980’s, PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. was the Navajo Nation’s largest subcontractor with job training, computer schools, and self-help housing for the Navajo reallocates.
PPEP is detailed in the website by program. على مر السنين, now decades, PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. has grown from the La Tortuga and first staff of seven (7) to over 575 workers providing services to over 10,000 plus clients annually. The Star 200 Series has rated PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. as high as the 92nd largest employer in the region PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. domestic service area remains rural Arizona with an emphasis on the border area counties of Southern Arizona.
PPEP TEC High School presently has seven campuses with over 900 hundred students. Three thousand five hundred students have graduated since 1995 with official High School diplomas. The adult education GED programs for farmworkers has graduated of 1200 الطلاب. Unites States Department of Education Migrant Education known as High Education Program (HEP) is one of the top performers in the United States. The Unites States Department of Labor National Farmworker Jobs Training Program (NFJP) that provides farmworkers with job training, work experience, and job placement services is also with the top 10 WIA national grantees.
The Encompass program serving the developmentally disables in now PPEP’s largest program serving 300 clients. Its 250 trained staff provides day treatment and residential services in 15 مجموعة منازل. The PPEP Behavioral Health program has grown to over 30 counselors serving the South Western Arizona area.
في 2002, PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. began a partnership with K-12, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. to provide online instruction. The Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) was created under PPEP’s charter. اليوم, 5200 K-12 students study daily online. في 2007, PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. partnered with Insight Schools and the University of Phoenix to open an online Insight school in the Los Angeles region. PPEP California was reactivated to platform the school. The charter was issued through the Antelope Valley Unified School District in Lancaster, كاليفورنيا. Presently, there are 700 الطلاب. A second Insight school has been rescued and reactivated and now serves 200 online students.
في 2008, PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. began its international humanitarian and social economic development activities in Owerri, نيجيريا. Later the efforts were expanded to Ghana, أثيوبيا, and Nigeria. It all started when Dr. Arnold was invited to do micro business seminars as part of a National Pastors and Women’s Conference. لاحق, two micro credit programs were initiated: a women’s palm nut oil plant and a school. The international arm includes micro businesses, orphanages, and other humanitarian programs in Mexico and outlined in detail in the International Section of the site.
PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. has excelled in part through developing partnership with the private, public, and non-profits. Where they did not exist they organized the rural communities to create charitable activities to improve the quality of life. PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. started PMHDC in 1975, but added several other corporations that represent specific areas of need:
On the international effort the West Africa Rural Empowerment Society founded by Dr. John David Arnold was established in 2012. Details of the African and Mexico operations are detailed in the international section.
PPEP’s future will be defined by its past and present. Judging from the success of those era’s PPEP’s future is very bright. PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. has a professional, well trained, and dedicated staff capable of performing and even outperforming its contractual objectives. It has a very strong accounting system that has always had clean audits and honest dealing with its funders and vendors. To guide the PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. operation on a daily basis is a management team with combined years of PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. service approaches 200 سنوات. The boards of directors are most capable ranging from farm labor representatives to those with PhD’s. All these PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. ingredients point to a bright future even in uncertain times.
PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. also has outstanding Human Resources HR Department that can handle growth and deal with crisis. The PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. organization strong staff development program that has obtained 30 University of Phoenix scholarships should pay off in the future. The fact that PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. offers a comprehensive health benefit wellness, a ban on smoking in the workplace will ensure a healthy workforce.
PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. also maintains a strong profit sharing 401-K with its match on an annual basis, which helps insure income for staff as they retire.
أخيرا, if PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. stays to task at hand, achieved, and the culture of success remains high there are no limits as the where the PPEP, المؤتمر الوطني العراقي. family may go. Striving from Si Se Puede to Si Se Pudo! نعم نستطيع!!!