Esposas Militares Hispanas USA Armed Forces

Breaking Language Barriers

aka EMHUSA   |   Schertz, TX   |  www.esposasmilitaresusa.org

Mission

To serve our US Military Families and Veterans with language barriers with the necessary tools to further the knowledge about military lifestyle in their own language

Ruling year info

2016

Founder/President

Janet Sanchez

Program Director Navy

Danisa Garcia

Main address

3048 Turquoise

Schertz, TX 78154 USA

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EIN

46-2330080

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Esposas Militares Hispanas USA Armed Forces (EMHUSA) is working on breaking language barriers within the US Armed Forces community. Three challenges that military spouses with language barriers face daily are Cultural shock, military life, and distance (letting go). The foreign military spouse is usually a non-US citizen. Before any military spouse with language barriers can understand the military, the traditions, and get acquainted to the military culture, it is imperative to learn English. That’s why Esposas Militares Hispanas USA Armed Forces promotes and it’s dedicated to make sure to our non English speaker’s military spouses learn English. EMHUSA commitment will benefit the military spouse, the military community, and the community in general. It will bring more candidates to jobs, more qualified students to continue their higher education.

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?

Translation Services

EMHUSA offers free translation services to Hispanic Military Families that are having problems with language barriers.

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel

EMHUSA helps with Resources for employment and scholarships for military families and spouses.
Main education service is resources to learn English.

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel

Provide resources about Scholarships for MIlitary Families.

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel

Every Year we send Christmas Cards in Spanish to all military that are deployed.

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel

Every year we celebrate Month of the Military Child. We build personalized certificates for our military children.

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel

EMHUSA offers free online English Classes to military spouses with Language Barriers.

Population(s) Served

EMHUSA offers free Online Citizenship classes for those military spouses that are in the process of citizenship.

Population(s) Served

EMHUSA offers our military spouses victims of Domestic Violence support and if needed temporary relocation for the safety of the military spouse and children.

Population(s) Served

EMHUSA offers Employment Readiness to include job search, interviews practice, dress for success, etc

Population(s) Served

EMHUSA offers tax readiness to military spouses in need of filling out taxes

Population(s) Served

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We work on a private space group our insights yearly allow us to see the growth and the amount of people we serve

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Metrics is within insights from private source and groups. 100% of our members benefit from our free programs.

Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Free English Classes and free citizenship classes

Number of phone calls/inquiries

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Esposas Miltares Hispanas USA Armed Forces goal is to reach every military family with language barriers and work on inclusion and acceptance within the military community to these families. Our goal is to make sure every military family is respected no matter where they come from or what language they speak. We want to continue to offer free programs designated to all military families.

Esposas Militares Hispanas works with a volunteer based force. Our strategies is that our commitment and passion makes our families feel at home and trust us with our programs and services.

Esposas Militares Hispanas USA is the only organization that works directly with Hispanic Military Families in the USA Armed Forces.

Esposas Militares Hispanas USA have accomplished a variety of goals and provided Hispanic Military Families with different kinds of help.
Military Child Month Certificates
• Emergency Financial Assistance
• Scholarships for Military Children and Spouses
• Employment Readiness
• Translation Services
• Emotional Support
• Tax Readiness
• Military Mothers Support
• Over 90 Private groups in Facebook to better serve our military
families by location.
• Veterans, Retirees, and Caregivers Resources and Support
• Military Immigration Readiness
• English Classes
• Citizenship Classes

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Military Families, Military Spouses, Veterans

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

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

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We expanded our Free English Classes

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Sharing our feedback allows to grow more as an organization and helps serve better our community

  • 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Esposas Militares Hispanas USA Armed Forces

Board of directors
as of 7/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Luisnel Garcia


Board co-chair

Eileen Garcia-Sanchez

Claudia Mayo

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/27/2021

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/27/2021

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Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.