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The Concilio

Equity and opportunity for every family.

aka The Concilio   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.theconcilio.org

Mission

Mission: To build stronger families by empowering parents to improve the education and health of their families

Ruling year info

1981

President and CEO

Mrs. Florencia Velasco Fortner

Main address

650 Fort Worth Avenue Suite 250

Dallas, TX 75208 USA

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EIN

75-1770140

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Public Health Program (E70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of The Concilio is to build stronger communities by unlocking opportunities for Latino families. The Concilio's education and health programs address the achievement gap and health disparities facing low-income families in DFW. Founded in 1981 to fill the role of collaborative partner in response to the needs of an emerging Hispanic population, The Concilio educated nonprofits and other agencies on effectively reaching this growing demographic. Recognized as an expert in delivering customized services to meet the unique needs of the Latino community and grassroots outreach, our cultural competency, paired with our high-impact programs, allows us to gain the trust of all traditionally hard-to-reach, low-income populations.

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?

Educational Attainment

The Concilio equips parents with the tools and confidence to maximize educational opportunities for their children, from cradle to career. Our Parental Engagement Programming begins for parents with children ages 0-5. Our trained facilitators and evidence-based curriculum teach parents how to engage in their child's development and be their first teachers. Our programming progresses into the next phase of support for parents of children in K-12th grade, which teaches parents how to take an active role in their child's academic success. Our staff facilitates age-specific lessons and provides tools to help parents support their child's unique educational and social needs throughout each phase. The sub-programs in Educational Attainment include Parents as Leaders (PAL), Parents Advocating Student Excellence (PASE), Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, and LENA Start.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Families
Non-adult children
Parents

We utilize parental engagement to provide culturally relevant information and resources so families can manage their health and well-being. Parents learn how to keep their families healthy through our evidence-based Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) and Comprando Rico y Sano (CRYS) programming. HKHF aims to help families prevent and decrease obesity and associated health problems by adopting healthy behaviors such as physical activity, improved nutrition, and positive peer/parental role modeling. CRYS is a healthy shopping nutrition education program designed to increase knowledge of healthy food choices and healthy shopping strategies to positively change nutrition behaviors.

Population(s) Served

Our expertise in grassroots outreach and crisis intervention allows us to serve as a trusted community resource for the hardest-to-reach families and provide all program participants with customized wrap-around services. These services include household assistance for rent and utilities, case management to complement the work of school counselors, assistance with enrollment in SNAP and CHIP, and customized support to increase access to and provide resources for critical services, including groceries and healthcare.

Population(s) Served

We intervene for families in crisis and share tools, financial assistance, and information so they can grow their financial IQ and long-term stability. To further support families' recovery and rebuilding, The Concilio screens families to identify those needing financial education. In partnership with Unidos US, The Concilio connects families to customized financial education that is bilingual and culturally competent. Parents enrolled in our education and health programming are connected with financial coaching and the tools to make and reach their financial goals.

Population(s) Served

In early 2021, The Concilio’s leadership team launched our strategic planning process that began with extensive data analysis. After reviewing and discussing the opportunity and resource gaps for Latino families, it was clear that we are uniquely positioned to create solutions to fill them. In response, we designed a Latino Capacity Building (LCB) model to inform, empower, and build more significant equity in North Texas. We have assembled a team of community experts to lead our LCB efforts. The LCB model aims to increase Hispanic cultural intelligence in the community by providing strategies and concrete resources to advance Latino cultural competency through four initiatives: Analyzing, aggregating, and sharing data and Latino narratives; Activating the community through our Think Tank series and the Power of Latinos summit; Engaging the community through our State of Latino report and the Data blogs; and through our Cultural Competency Training and the Young Latino Professionals.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

In 2023 , funder support will enable us to build capacity and continue to pivot to meet the changing needs of the Latino community with the following initiatives and programs:

-Health Access - We use expertise in parental engagement to provide culturally relevant information and resources so families can manage their health and well-being.

-Educational Attainment - We equip parents with the tools and confidence to maximize educational opportunities for their children, from cradle to career.

-Financial Stability and Empowerment - We intervene for families in crisis and share tools and information so they can grow their financial IQ and long-term stability.

-Community Engagement and Outreach - Our expertise in grassroots outreach and crisis intervention allows us to serve as a trusted community resource for the hardest-to-reach families.

-Latino Capacity Building - Through training and community research, we foster greater understanding and cultural proficiency in individuals, nonprofits, and businesses in North Texas.

For over 41 years, we have built stronger communities by unlocking opportunities for Latino families in North Texas. We are successful because we survey our community and understand how to deliver culturally competent services that align with their unique needs. We have built trust with our funding partners because we deliver culturally competent services to address the evolving and unique needs of the Latino community. We will continue to create new partnerships that enable us to expand programming to reach more families in need. Our cultural competency, paired with our grassroots service model, has enabled us to expand in response to the changing needs of the Latino community for over 40 years and fulfill our vision of creating equity and opportunity for every family.

For 41 years, The Concilio has specialized in grassroots outreach and worked with other local agencies and national thought leaders to implement creative solutions for families. We are recognized as an expert on parent engagement, Hispanic issues, and cultural competency which we pair with a high-performing grassroots approach, allowing us to gain the trust of traditionally hard-to-reach, low-income populations. The unique structure of our parent engagement programs, particularly our utilization of prior participants as program facilitators and recruiters, enables a relationship-oriented model unmatched by other providers.

Since 1981, our organization has reached over 250,000 individuals with culturally competent direct programming and grassroots outreach. While The Concilio is recognized as a thought leader for the Latino community, our success has positioned us as experts in providing equitable services to all underserved communities. The Concilio equips families with the resources and knowledge to succeed. We champion Latino families and connect with them to share resources and opportunities while advocating for equitable solutions and systems.

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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The Concilio

Board of directors
as of 04/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Maryanne Piña-Frodsham

Career Management Partners

Term: 2020 - 2023

Whitney Strauss

Sunwest Communications

Sandra Rosa

Santander Consumer

Shawn Allgood

Wells Fargo

Matthew Michalak

Morgan Stanley

Gaston Sirito

JP Morgan Chase

Michelle Hicks

Dallas Medical Center; Emergency Department

Beatriz Joseph

Dallas College

Michael Broder

CrossTimbers Financial, Inc.

Juan Munoz

Munoz Wealth of Raymond James

Patricio Gutierrez

Gutierrez Law Group

Wil Murphy

K Strategies

Katie Doherty

Upper School

Florencia Velasco Fortner

The Concilio

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/21/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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 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.