Jim Turpin

Driven to Serve in Appalachia

Long before Wrenn Turpin married our founder, Dr. Jim Turpin, she was a rebel with a cause in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. Learn more about an important piece of Project Concern International’s early history in this #WaybackWednesday Q&A. Q: How did you first learn about what was originally known as “Project Concern”? In 1973, [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:27:58+00:00 June 21st, 2017|PCI History, United States|

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|

All Roads Lead to Home

This article was originally published in Giving Back Magazine, highlighting PCI's partnerships and upcoming Hands Across Borders Gala on October 22. // Pictured above: PCI’s founder, Dr. James Turpin. ----- Every day, more than 3,900 Southwest flights offer a unique perspective on our planet. Seeing the Earth from 30,000 feet is a constant reminder of both the [...]

By | 2017-11-17T10:09:01+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Events, Local News|