EPISO/Border Interfaith Secures $1 Million for Project ARRIBA


On Dec. 15, the El Paso County Commissioners Court unanimously awarded the organization [Project ARRIBA] $1 million in American Rescue Plan funds.

“Your decision to invest this one-time historic amount of funding will go a long way for our families and our economy at a time when there is an enormous need,” said Daniel Tirres, a leader with EPISO/BI to the commissioners. “Now is the time for the court to double down rather than let up.”

“Project ARRIBA is a workforce, and economic development initiative focused on promoting the quality of life of underserved adults by helping them succeed at a postsecondary education that leads to greater economic mobility and quality job opportunities,” Project ARRIBA President and CEO Roman Ortiz said.

Over the past 23 years, Project ARRIBA has helped almost 1,797 participants graduate. Project ARRIBA also helped 1,661 individuals with job placements. Project participants earn, on average, $49,000 a year in high-demand careers, such as the medical industry.

[Photo Credit: Project Arriba]

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