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ENLACE U S A

Helping churches end poverty

aka ENLACE   |   Irvine, CA   |  www.enlace.link

Mission

ENLACE (pronounced en-lah-say, the Spanish word for link) is a non-profit organization that equips local churches in El Salvador, Nepal, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the U.S. to transform their communities.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Ron Bueno

Main address

5405 Alton Pkwy 5A #458

Irvine, CA 92604 USA

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EIN

04-3675191

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Economic Development (Q32)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ENLACE (pronounced en-lah-say, the Spanish word for link) has been empowering churches to transform communities in El Salvador since 1993. As a Christian development organization, ENLACE exists to alleviate spiritual and physical poverty by empowering local churches to transform communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Church and Community Program

ENLACE’s Church and Community Program trains church leaders to understand and live out the biblical mission of the church in their impoverished communities. We accompany and assist church leaders to discover their own resources and to partner effectively with the community to identify and implement sustainable solutions to poverty. The program includes training in the following areas: Bible study, leadership development, project identification and management, networking and local fundraising.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Church and Community Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Community Initiatives could be: Ecostoves, Housing, Latrines, Water and Sanitation, Public Health and Education, Livelihoods and Employment, Agriculture, and Environment.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Enlace partners with church and community leaders to build resilient and thriving communities. With training, coaching and resources, churches can partner effectively with their communities to create long term solutions to multidimensional poverty. Enlace develops programs and projects that target eight community transformation outcomes:

#1 DEVELOP LEADER CHURCHES
We accompany and coach churches through the process of becoming effective agents of change in their communities. As they do so, they begin to influence and guide surrounding communities through a similar process and extend their impact within a given region.

#2 BUILD THE ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
We help local churches identify, strengthen and partner with local community organizations (community associations, health committees, government, other non‐profits, etc) to identify, design, and manage sustainable initiatives that alleviate poverty.

#3 ERADICATE EXTREME HUNGER AND POVERTY
We help church and community leaders to develop initiatives that contribute to improving the economic conditions of people who live on less than $1 a day. Our goal is that over the course of three to five year period, we reduce the number of people who live in extreme and severe poverty.

#4 IMPROVE ENROLLMENT RATES AND INCREASE ACCESS TO EDUCATION
We support community initiatives that aim to surpass national averages for primary education enrollment rates, to greatly reduce primary education dropout rates and to reduce existing disparities between boys and girls in access to primary education.

#5: ASSURE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND BOLSTER COMMUNITY HEALTH
We support community initiatives that aim to reduce the current alarming rate of deforestation, to improve access to potable water by at least 50% in the next three to five years, and to ensure access to healthy sanitation facilities.

#6 IMPROVE INFANT AND MATERNAL HEALTH
We support community initiatives that aim to reduce infant and maternal morbidity rates by 33% in the next three to five years, and to reduce the percentage of children under 5 years of age who suffer from chronic malnutrition.

#7 PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS AND VIRAL DISEASES
We support community initiatives that aim to dramatically reduce the mortality and morbidity rates due to diseases such as upper respiratory illness, diarrhea, dengue, and HIV/AIDS.

#8 STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE
We support community initiatives that aim to increase the percentage of households that have access to roadways, to increase the percentage of households with access to electricity, and to increase the percentage of families who live in a safe, well built, and healthy house.

Train and mobilize 4,300 church and community leaders to impact 300,000 people in El Salvador, Nepal, Guatemala, and Nicaragua by 2025.

To realize this mission, Enlace works to: Provide training, coaching, and consulting to church leaders to effectively serve their communities. Provide training and technical assistance to local church and community leaders and organizations. Identify, design, manage and evaluate sustainable solutions to poverty in their communities. Provide training on how to evaluate and measure changes in multidimensional poverty in their communities. Identify and develop partnerships with local and international organizations, foundations, businesses, and individuals that share a common vision to assist the poor. Facilitate forums to exchange information, coordinate activities, and create concerted action among and between church leaders, community members, and other agents of development.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ENLACE U S A

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anthony D'Amato

ENLACE

Term: 2023 - 2022

Casey Hale

Brown & Streza LLP

Tony D'Amato

3M

Tim Celek

The Crossing Church

Jason Larry

Mondelez International

Trinity Scurto

Amanda Woods

David Zapata

Mark Bailey

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data