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A School for Our Children: A Community Unites

A blue-and-white wooden schoolhouse sits in the center of Taleno—a fitting spot for a building that has become the heartbeat of this small, rural town on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast. On weekdays, 42 students gather inside for classes, while their parents and other local residents use the space as a community center at night. Although it’s [...]

By | 2017-06-14T07:23:23+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Community Development|

PCI Founder Receives LEAD San Diego Award for Cross-Border Humanitarian Work

Jim Turpin Founded PCI in 1961 after Saving Two Children in Tijuana  SAN DIEGO—LEAD San Diego will honor Dr. James Turpin, founder of Project Concern International (PCI), at the 2017 Visionary Awards on Thursday, June 8. He is this year’s recipient of The Charles Nathanson Memorial Award for Cross-Border Region Building. Named for the late Charles [...]

By | 2017-06-07T13:20:16+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Media Releases|

Proposed Cuts to International Affairs Budget Not in America’s Best Interests

Administration and Congress Should Agree on Budget to Protect U.S. Leadership WASHINGTON—PCI’s President & CEO, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, released the following statement on the Administration’s full Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 International Affairs Budget proposal: “PCI is proud to partner with the U.S. Government in enhancing health, ending hunger, and overcoming hardship at home in the United [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:42:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Media Releases|

Loss Drives Latina to Champion Women’s Health

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, we’re featuring Perla Ledesma (above photo, far right)—a program participant turned staff member who is helping create a culture of prevention in her community. When Perla Ledesma lost three generations of women in her family to cancer, she could have dwelled on asking why. Instead, she focused on how to help. [...]

By | 2017-05-16T08:16:45+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Disease Prevention|