MISSION AND VALUES MISSION

Home  »  MISSION AND VALUES

POSITIVE NETWORK ALLIANCE, INC.

Founded in 1987 and incorporated in 1992 as an Arizona nonprofit corporation, Positive Network Alliance, Inc. (PNA) is an approved charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, ID #86-0700750.  PNA is a member agency in good standing of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, an affiliate of the National Council of Nonprofit Associations.

Mission:

To provide children facing challenges with the mentoring programs and support services necessary for them to become empowered, make good choices in life, and successfully develop their full potential.

Vision:

To create highly effective, efficiently run program designs and service delivery systems that can be easily replicated in other communities, expanding our services geographically and diversifying the populations we serve.

Core Values:

  • Respect for each individual child
  • Belief that all children are capable of success
  • Focus on the quality of the service we provide
  • Dedication to improving performance and striving for excellence
  • Perspective that embraces barriers as challenges that can be overcome
  • Welcome customer feedback and incorporate outcome data into program development
  • Encourage creative thinking and innovation
  • Seek active partnering with the community at large

Target Population:

We serve three primary groups:

  1. Impoverished and homeless children from 4 through 10 years old (PK-3rd grade).  We typically work through  elementary schools that have poverty rates over 50%.
  2. Developmentally disabled, medically fragile, mentally ill, and terminally ill children
  3. The children of severely injured/slain public safety officers and deployed military troops.

Need:

  • Maricopa County is the fourth most populous and second fastest growing county in the nation.
  • Today, there are nearly 400,000 people in Maricopa County living below the poverty line.  The “poverty line” is the minimum level of income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate standard of living.
  • There was a 30.1% increase in the poverty rate between 2000 and 2007.  During that time, an additional 112,800 Maricopa County residents fell below the poverty line.
  • Currently, in Maricopa County, there are approximately 105,000 PK-3rd grade students attending 305 public schools where the poverty rate is in excess of 50%.

Goals:

  • To expand our service throughout Arizona in order to serve schools and programs that lack adequate community support, especially to those in rural areas and on the reservations.