HISPANIC MINISTRY CENTER INC

New Leadership for a New World

aka Urban Youth Workers Institute   |   Santa Ana, CA   |  www.uywi.org

Mission

MISSION: We exist to POWER the urban youth worker so that urban youth have the leaders and role models they need to live transformed lives by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. VISION – Isaiah 61 To fuel a movement of urban leaders who lead generations of youth in restoring and rebuilding broken communities globally.

Ruling year info

1997

Chief Executive Officer

Tommy Nixon

Main address

2321 E. 4th St. Ste C607

Santa Ana, CA 92705 USA

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EIN

31-1524740

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (S19)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A study by the Pinetops Foundation in 2018 states, “There is incredible urgency to the moment—every year over one million young people will walk away from the Christian faith. Statistically, most people decide on their faith by 35—and the oldest millennial is now 38; the oldest Gen Z is 18.” This study states the following numbers: 42 MILLION - Based on the current rates of retention and evangelism, it's estimated that 42 million young people could leave the church by 2050. 20 MILLION - If, however, we can revert to Gen X rates of retention and evangelism, that number can be reduced to only 20 million. This gives us the opportunity to reach 22 MILLION Young people who would know Jesus who otherwise wouldn’t. In the words of the study “This is our Great Opportunity.”

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?

90 Degrees Certification Program

This is an in-depth certification program designed for high-capacity urban youth leaders to help them create "right angles” for their ministries. The certification focuses on equipping leaders with the 12 elements of effective youth ministry with a specific focus on Leadership Development, Practical Youth Ministry Development, Community Engagement and Community Impact skills that leaders can reproduce in the lives of ministry colleagues.

Population(s) Served

This 3-day conference gathers 600+ leaders for specialized training, ministry development, resourcing, networking, encouragement and coaching. The conference will roll out in Nashville in September, 2013 through a strategic partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources. Our goal is to give urban youth leaders who are often poorly prepared for their work the support, equipping, and encouragement they need to keep serving their urban communities. Holding this conference in Nashville ispart of our strategy to address increasingly serious youth issues in urbancenters by resourcing the leaders who serve at-risk youth. The 360 Conference equips urban youth leaders to expand their ministries, increase their ministry network and support system, lessen their isolation, build ministry and leadership skills, expand access to resources and ministry experts, - all of which lead to extending their commitment and length of ministry service. Throughout the 360 experience, leaders will exchange ideas and resources with leaders from other contexts - to impact youth in communities across the nation. Together, they will experience powerfultraining from high-impact leaders, late-night options, valuable resources and team-building experiences. As with all our projects, we evaluate theeffectiveness of the conference through post-event evaluative tools.

Population(s) Served

ManHood Camp Initiative gathers young men 13 -18 years old, and encourages them in God-honoring masculinity, by helping them identify, and begin to overcome father wounds that may have developed in their life-time, and to give practical tools that every young man needs to thrive and one day be a faithful, and committed man, husband and father.

Population(s) Served

FIERCE is a one-day faith-building event for young girls between the ages of twelve to eighteen. The event is structured to provide opportunities for urban leaders to connect and converse with young girls. Together we will encourage the development of Godly, strong, courageous, and FIERCE women in Christ.

Population(s) Served

We created the UYWI Network to bring you together with equally passionate people ready to solve the unique challenges of urban ministry.

A few things you’ll see quickly that make the UYWI Network different:

1. We have some great features for creating exclusive content, deeper conversations, richer polls, and online or in-real-life events. Plus, by building this community off of social media, we can have a more efficient and valuable experience for leaders.

2. There are more ways for leaders to meet people who are near them, who fall into the same categories, or who care about the same topics. We can’t get this in free groups or on a website elsewhere.

3We bring together content and community. This means we are able to bring leaders new, fresh ideas and resources that they can take into their unique ministry context.

Population(s) Served

Our Leadership Coaching program is the pinnacle of our process for urban leaders to help them become healthy high-capacity, high-impact leaders. We define those qualities in leaders as:

1. Healthy – Holistically balanced moving towards healthy indicators in all areas
2. High Capacity – The ability to lead and manage several key areas of
organizational directives
3. High Impact – Measured and defined success of growth
4. Our goal is to help leaders implement best practices for operative, personal, and
strategic growth so they may have a greater impact in the lives of urban youth.

Process:
Our process begins with a leader that has come through the larger process and programs of CONNECT, LEARN, and GROW. In this way, leaders are vetted before being invited or applying for this program. Once an application is made there is an overall assessment of the organization and/or program that the leader is leading. That comprehensive assessment will help us understand the context and areas that need to be addressed to grow capacity and impact. There are four types of leaders we work with — mission-driven catalysts, ministry leaders, non-profit leaders, and non-profit builders. The areas of focus will be in operations, personal, and strategy or OPS. Under operations, we can provide coaching in management, accounting, human resources, and legal issues. Under personal, we can provide coaching in personal development, life balance, leader profile, holistic formation and personal management. Under strategic, we can provide coaching in shaping mission, vision, and values, collaborations, communications, marketing, and fundraising.

Once the assessment is completed an OPS manual will be constructed for the individual leader. They will be assigned a coach and that coach will walk them through the process of implementation in the areas that have been identified with them. Each manual would have templates for each area of the OPS development. The method of validation for each area would be completed templates, implementation, and assessment of impact for those areas.

The key is that we are helping them create and implement better systems and practices that will have a greater impact in their work. That impact is to be determined and measured with a baseline, target, and method of validation from the beginning of the assessment to the end of the coaching program.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Top Rated List 2019

Great Nonprofits

Top Rated List 2020

Great Nonprofits

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

WEBSITE AND APP DEVELOPMENT (Results reported below reflect unique users)

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 TARGET: 18,000 unique users | APP: 5,000 registered users | 2,000 utilizing push notifications BASELINE: 8,900 unique users | APP: 3,605 registered users | 1,516 utilizing push notifications

CONSTANT CONTENT CREATION AND AUDIENCE GROWTH (Website results noted below)

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARG: (New): YouTube-280 | IG-1591 | FB-1016 | Email-300 | Twitter-200 | Website-9000. BASE: YouTube-661 Sub. | IG-3,659 Fol. | FB-5,984 Fol. | Email-18,403 Sub. | Twitter-2221 | Website 18,717 New

JAM THE HYPE - MEDIA EXPANSION (Results reported below for YouTube Subscribers)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARGET: YouTube-7 k Subscribers | IG-4 k Followers | Twitter – 250 Followers | FB-500 Likes. BASELINE: YouTube-3.5 k Subscribers | IG-14.6 k Followers | Twitter-33.3 k Followers | FB-14 k Likes

DKIT RESOURCE - number of youth discipled through DKIT

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARGET: 75,000 Youth discipled through DKIT. BASELINE: 47,911 Youth discipled through DKIT

CREATION OF CORE LEADERSHIP TRAINING - number of trainings executed

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARGET: 4. BASELINE: 0 Regional leadership training

TRAUMA-INFORMED DISCIPLESHIP (NEW RESOURCE) - number of youth in discipleship through our DKIT

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARGET: 52,939 - 3000 more youth using this resource as part of our Discipleship series. BASELINE: 49,939 - total number of youth in discipleship through our DKIT resource since 2015

DIGITAL DISCIPLESHIP (NEW RESOURCE) - number of youth in discipleship through our DKIT

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARGET: 52,939 - 3000 more youth using this resource as part of our Discipleship series. BASELINE: 49,939 - total number of youth in discipleship through our DKIT resource since 2015

3 REGIONAL TRAINING EVENTS (Results reported below reflect youth worker attendance)

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARGET: Youth Workers - 650 | Youth - 1,300 BASELINE: Youth Workers - 475 | Youth - 1,146

GOALS AND METRICS FOR OVERALL TRAINING CENTER

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARGET: 9,501 leaders in process past CONNECT BASELINE: 8,651 leaders in process past CONNECT

CERTIFICATION CENTER (Results Reported below reflect completion of revised training)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARGET: Revised training that can be used to train the trainer for expansion. BASELINE: Current 90 Degrees Certification Program

COACHING SESSION

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TARGET: 10 Leaders of organizations that have measurable growth in 2 major areas of capacity building. BASELINE: 5 Leaders

JAM THE HYPE - MEDIA EXPANSION - Number of Twitter Followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

METHOD OF VALIDATION: As evidenced in the analytics on our Social Media Channels, Analytics, and launched rebrand. 2020 TARGET: 250 NEW followers

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

“Historically, the church has often grown by the mission effort of the youth, making them both the largest missions opportunity and the largest missions resource. The majority of the disaffiliated did not go through a crisis of faith or intellectually reject church teachings. They left because they just weren’t interested in the Christian life they saw."

We believe that it is through the efforts of urban youth workers — who lead and disciple urban youth — that the tide of disinterest in following Christ will change. It is by their example and relational engagement that gives them a true picture of the Christian life. These urban leaders are and will be the experts for the future iteration of the Church.

But who will resource, train, and develop those leaders to engage youth to see the church thrive again?

“There is a dramatic need to invest specifically in planting in emerging urban cities reaching those who have left the church; Gen Z (which follows the Millennials) is the largest generation in American history and will likely increase urban density over the next two decades. The church will need to find new models for lowering the cost of planting while increasing the number of leaders who reflect the increasing diversity of urban populations, all without sacrificing historic orthodoxy.”

There is no one better positioned to address this great opportunity than Urban Youth Workers Institute.

We power the urban youth worker by resourcing, training, and developing them into high-capacity and high-impact leaders.

We power the urban youth worker by resourcing, training, and developing them into high capacity and high impact leaders. For 25 years we have been connecting, learning, growing, leading, and launching urban youth workers to grow in their capacity so that they can have a higher impact in the inner city. Our process takes urban leaders at any level and helps them grow to reach more urban youth with the Gospel to see their lives transformed by Christ.

CONNECT – We connect urban leaders to a thriving community of leaders who support and collaborate towards a deeper impact in the inner city.

LEARN - We resource and train urban leaders to be high capacity, high impact leaders through UYWI resources, tools, and training events.

GROW - We help grow urban leader’s capacity to be able to handle the difficulties of being a leader in the inner city through our 90 Degree Certification Program.

LEAD - We provide NXT LVL leadership coaching to help urban leaders be healthy and lead with a deeper impact.

LAUNCH - We platform vetted leaders to help them fully live into who they were created to be and to use those gifts to pour into the next generation of leaders we are connecting with.

We want to see 1,000,000 youth reached with the Gospel.

Our 2025 goal is to have 15,000 urban leaders within our process that will be actively pursuing and engaging 1,000,000 urban youth, with 25% or 250,000 being in discipleship relationships as measured by our resource library usage. This resource library includes our Discipleship Toolkit and surveyed data from our leaders and partners who are engaging their students in biblically-based relationships for longer than 9 months.

In the last 5 years, we have 8,651 urban leaders engaged in our process. With a goal of 15,000 leaders, we need to reach 6,349 more leaders to engage in our process. For this to happen, we would need to have an audience reach of 317,450. There is a 2% conversion rate from those connecting with us digitally, i.e., social media, to the act of signing up on our email list, which is the gateway to using all of our resources and deeper engagement through our process.

Through an internal audit of our leaders, we discovered that the average number of students each one of our leaders works with is 25. If we can increase that number to 67 students per leader, then we would be able to reach our goal of 1,000,000 students through 15,000 leaders.

Partnership catalyst toward this goal:

Through three strategic partnerships, we also have an international, national, and regional strategy to reach more urban leaders.

Compassion International – Compassion currently works with 2 million sponsored kids. We are working toward a partnership to collaborate and create resources for all their leaders in urban areas. Currently, we are piloting a partnership with Compassion’s work in the Dominican Republic. They are using our Spanish Discipleship Toolkit that reaches over 22,000 youth. If it is received well, then expansion into the rest of Compassion’s Latin American operations is possible.

Young Life – Young Life Multi-Ethnic has over 800 staff members who work with over 400,000 urban youth. The goal of our partnership is to provide all of Young Life Multi-Ethnic’s staff with relevant resources, training, and tools to help them grow in their capacity and impact the lives of urban youth.

DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative - DVULI has an incredible network of urban youth workers in 34 major cities in the United States. We are partnering together on a regional strategy that will support their current networks of urban leaders while growing in the number of next-generation urban leaders that are engaged in our process.

CONSTANT CONTENT CREATION AND AUDIENCE GROWTH
With the advent of our Creative team, we have doubled our projected outcome with a 10.12% increase in engagement. Most importantly we are excited to see many of our current audiences engage in our leadership process. To date we have: YouTube – 774 Subscribed | Instagram – 4,291 followers | Facebook – 6,305 followers | Email – Subscribed 18,403

JAM THE HYPE - MEDIA EXPANSION:
Instagram –14,642 followers, Facebook – 14,524 followers, Mailchimp 15,578 subscribed

DKIT RESOURCE
The UYWI Discipleship Toolkit: The UYWI Discipleship Toolkit is a digital resource of videos for youth workers to lead their youth on a discipleship journey through Biblically-based spiritual conversations. Currently, our Discipleship Toolkit has reached over 75,000 youth through their leaders in all 50 states and 30 different countries.

DIGITAL DISCIPLESHIP (NEW RESOURCE)
Digital Discipleship: In partnership with Love Thy Nerd and Satellite Gaming, UYWI is seeking created video resources and training to help leaders and churches know how to reach and disciple youth digitally. Engagement #’s

3 REGIONAL TRAINING EVENTS
- MANHOOD CAMP: In August, we hosted our first virtual Manhood Camp in collaboration with Rescue a Generation and Jose Rodriquez. Thanks to leaders coming together for this conference, Manhood Camp was available as a digital conference for youth across the country. We had 186 registered groups for the event and it was streamed on Zoom in 74 locations and YouTube in 82 locations with an additional 63 registered for the Fortnite Tournament.

- ZOOM CALLS: We provided 13 Zoom calls focused on the series, Implementation of Best Practices and Conversations About the Future. Our goal is to share the best practices for social engagement with youth during this time of physical distancing and igniting a conversation about how today’s reality shapes the future of the Church and the movement of urban leaders.

CERTIFICATION CENTER
90 Degrees Certification Program Los Angeles and New York: In 2020, we had 30 graduates from 2 cohorts in New York and Los Angeles.

FUEL NETWORKS
We launched 10 networks in the following cities: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Phoenix, Huston, Milwaukee, Columbus, Cleveland, Queens, DC, New Jersey with 190 members.

In recent months, the way we interact in the world has changed and our youth workers have found new ways to minister and work together with the communities they serve. We want to make sure urban leaders have the support to do the work of raising up the next generation that will lead the Church into the future.

Financials

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HISPANIC MINISTRY CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 11/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Carter

Tommy Nixon

Urban Youth Workers Institute

Hector Gonzalez

Physician

Dennis Neal

Real Estate and SRG

Steve Carter

Preacher & Author

Anthony Flynn

CEO/Founder, Gifted Foundation

Chantel Runnels

Co-Owner Raincross High Performance

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/09/2020

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/02/2020

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.