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AIPEUC-PS
 
  What is AIPEUC-PS?  
 

AIPEUC-PS is the Washington State Chapter of the Association of Peruvian Institutions in the United States of America and Canada. The PS extension is used to identify the Chapter location as being in the Puget Sound region.

 
     
  Association of Peruvian Institutions in the United States of America and Canada  
 

The Association of Peruvian Institutions in the United States of America and Canada is an association of various organizations whose mission has a direct connection with Peru and with Peruvians. The association was founded on May 25, 1990 and is currently comprised of 10 chapters in 8 states. These chapters are located in Connecticut, Florida, two in California, Midwest (Chicago), New Jersey, two in New York, Washington D.C. and in Washington State.

 
     
  Washington State Chapter  
 

The Washington State Chapter of AIPEUC was established on May 20, 2003 and is incorporated in the State of Washington as a non-profit organization. The founding organizations include: ECIE.ORG (Electronic Communication and Information Exchange), a 501(3)(c) non profit organization with Peruvian members; LETI (Latino Educational Training Institute, a non profit educational organization with Peruvian members; QuipuNet, a 501(3)(c) non profit organization chartered in Washington State whose mission is providing educational assistance to rural schools in Peru; and La Hermandad del Señor de Los Milagros (Brotherhood of Our Lord of Miracles) a religious organization with deep roots in Peru.

 
     
  Mission and Objectives  
 

To assist the Peruvian residents of this state to integrate themselves to the United States culture, but without losing their own culture, historical heritage, customs nor their connections with Peru.

 
     
  Establish Solidarity  
 

There has been tremendous growth in the Peruvian community in Washington State during the last 10 years; however the community remains somewhat fractured and spread out all over the Puget Sound region. AIPEUC-PS would like to unite these Peruvians in solidarity to improve their integration without distinction as to occupation or social status.

 
     
  Serve as Contacts  
 

AIPEUC-PS would like to become a principal point of contact for those Peruvians arriving in the region. We would like to serve as the major source of information for those in the Puget Sound region who would like to know more about Peru. We would like to promote tourism and to promote business connections for Peru.

 
     
  Serve as an Example  
 

AIPEUC-PS would like to serve as an example for anyone wanting to know more about Peruvians. We would do this by promoting civil service acts and sponsoring cultural, artistic and sports events that would demonstrate our ideals and our traditional customs.

 
     
  Unification of Latinos  
 

AIPEUC-PS would not only work to unite the Peruvians in the region, but also promote the uniting with other Hispanic communities. We would strive to create alliances to confront common problems faced by all Latino communities.

 
     
  Promote the Distribution of Information  
 

Working in conjunction with ECIE, AIPEUC-PS would promote the distribution of information through the use of the tools of Information and Communication Technologies. By promoting the integration of the Latino communities into the Internet, we would promote an open and free exchange of information and communication within the communities.

 
     
  Promote Assistance for Peru  
 

As a Peruvian centered organization, AIPEUC-PS would promote and provide assistance to those villages in Peru in need of help. We would work to create opportunities for businesses for, and with Peru. We would also work toward the creation of job opportunities for those Peruvians in need of work, both here and in Peru.

 
     
  Contacts  
 

AIPEUC-PS
3318 North Proctor
Suite A
Tacoma, WA 98407
T (253) 761-3113
F (253) 761-3168
directiva@aipeuc-ps.org
www.aipeuc-ps.org

Board of Directors

Martha B. Davies
President

Rosario Reyes
Vice President

Gladys A. Diaz
Secretary

William R. McLain
Treasurer