Nuestra Casa De East Palo Alto

Nuestra Casa builds leaders who transform our community into one where every resident thrives.

aka Nuestra Casa   |   East Palo Alto, CA   |  http://www.nuestracasa.org

Mission

We exist to uplift Latino families in East Palo Alto and the mid-peninsula though community education, leadership development, and advocacy.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Miriam Yupanqui

Main address

Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto 2396 University Avenue

East Palo Alto, CA 94303 USA

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EIN

46-4040538

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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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?

Community Workshops

We pride ourselves in being responsive to our communities' needs. Throughout the year, we offer workshops that are relevant to the most pressing needs and we leverage our partnerships with other community organizations to provide the best resources available.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
People of Latin American descent

At Nuestra Casa, our unique model trains, supports, and coaches promotoras to take ownership of their neighborhood. These passionate leaders are parents and trusted messengers in our community who care deeply about justice and equity. They organize neighbors, facilitate workshops, and guide our programmatic priorities. We host an annual promotora training to build upon their leadership, advocacy, and outreach skills as well as their knowledge of community resources and initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
People of Latin American descent

Our original Parent Academy trains parents of adolescents to better support and build a relationship with their soon-to-be teenager. As parents graduate from our Academy, they immediately begin to use their new knowledge and networks to advocate for their families and to transform the larger community.

Our Environmental Justice Parent Academy uses our original parent training model to empower our community to take ownership of their advocacy abilities. When we unlock the leadership potential of our community members, they identify climate change solutions that make sense for them. And, they can advocate for implementation of those solutions.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Families

We're proud to be leading an effort towards environmental justice and equity that expands beyond our local neighborhoods to broader San Mateo County. Nuestra Casa informs and trains our traditionally underrepresented community to become environmental justice and equity leaders of their own merit. By teaching and unlocking the leadership potential of our local communities of color, they can understand, develop, and prioritize local solutions to more fully address environmental equity and justice issues. We believe our community can do more than just survive, but thrive in this climate reality.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
People of Latin American descent

Nuestra Casa delivers fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, eggs, and other groceries to apartment buildings in East Palo Alto and a drive-through location in Redwood City. We work with local grocery markets to deliver these free items directly to families, removing any transportation barriers. Every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon, we set up a farmers’ market-quality experience at these locations with the help of our volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
People of Latin American descent

Our English Language Program classes include practice time so students can strengthen their conversational skills for everyday scenarios, like a visit to the doctor or a food shopping trip. The class includes multiple online activities designed to build students’ confidence. Former students have gone on to the Adult School at Sequoia High School and secured jobs in English-speaking environments.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
People of Latin American descent

Where we work

External assessments

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Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Nuestra Casa De East Palo Alto

Board of directors
as of 11/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Delia Perla

Hearst

Term: 2020 -

Kelly Hunt

Hunt Strategy Group

Sam Gaynor

Altamont Capital

Uriel Hernandez

Hortscience

Maria Salamanca

Unshackled Ventures

Jenny Smith

Hover

Diana Luis

State Farm

Rigo Rosas

Kaiser Permanente

Juan Mendez

City of EPA Planning Commissioner

Delia Perla

Hearst

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 10/14/2021

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, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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