Unidos South Oc Inc

strengthening underresourced neighborhoods

aka UNIDOS   |   San Juan Capo, CA   |  http://www.unidossouthoc.com

Mission

Our vision is a flourishing community, united across the walls of socio-economic and cultural differences.

Ruling year info

2018

Director

Heather Chapman

Director

John Chapman

Main address

PO Box 1874

San Juan Capo, CA 92693 USA

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EIN

82-3510252

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Our programs

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Bridge Building

Unidos is committed to tearing down the barrier between the extreme socioeconomic differences in San Juan Capistrano, we do that by Bridge-building. Building relationships between these two communities by hosting events and giving opportunities for true relationship to occur.

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 students showing interest in topics related to STEM

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

Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Bridge Building

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have emerging literacy skills such as beginning letter recognition and phonological awareness, story comprehension, and use of writing materials.

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

Age groups, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of Facebook followers

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Bridge Building

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Bridge Building

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of audience members willing to take action on behalf of a specific issue

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Population(s) Served

Sexual identity

Related Program

Bridge Building

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Community Development is distinct from community service. Where community service is about bringing outside resources to help the community, Community Development is about empowering the community to utilize their own assets for the good of the community. However it manifests itself in phases:
Phase 1: Human Services
One-directional direct services in the areas of child development and education with a goal of building trust and gaining access to informal community knowledge. Community participation is minimal.
“Homework in the Garage” program
Summer Beach Days
Summer Arts Camp
Sewing Workshop
Phase 2: Community Building
Using existing relationships from Phase 1, build inter-resident relationships. With an expanding network of neighbors who are invested in improving their neighborhood, community leadership is organized and developed to mobilize residents.
Neighborhood Block Parties organized around regional heritage*
Parent’s Night Out*
Neighborhood Action Committee*
Expanding this community to build genuine connections with people outside the neighborhood increases the assets of the community.
Share Your Tradition program*
Share Your Language program*
Phase 3: Research and Development of a long-term Strategy*
The primary objective of community development is its ultimate self-sufficiency. A holistic development of the neighborhood promotes interdependency rather than the binary of dependency/independence.
The good of the community can be summarized by 1)safety 2)education and 3)economic vitality. Examples of community development initiatives include: Food Co-op, Laundry facility sharing, Meal-Sharing, Micro-lending Co-op, Business consulting, Immigration Legal Support.
However, if any of these initiatives were launched from the outside prior to several years of Community Building, they would not be owned by the community and would likely contribute to disempowerment and a dependency mentality. Instead, UNIDOS will focus on activities in phase 1 that lead to Community Building, which is the foundation of the best practices of Community Development.

In Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), the residents themselves are empowered to participate in the change they want to see in their neighborhood.
We work toward collaboration between churches, non-profits, civic institutions and businesses for the good of all of San Juan.
We offer local churches a partnership in which we function as their arm of outreach into the community, providing singular focus and volunteer engagement.

Homework Help Program: 50% of adults did not graduate high school and many do not speak English. This means that many parents cannot help their own children with their homework. UNIDOS helps children with homework, walking distance from their home, twice a week.
Summer Field Trips: To survive in South Orange County’s competitive economy, parents work long hours. Children are often left with a sibling or grandparent without expendable income for camps and activities, spending long hours watching television or playing video games. This summer, UNIDOS took 12-18 children to the beach once a week.
Enrichment Activities: With limited expendable income, families in our community lack access to extra-curricular activities that expand children’s potential and expose them to new skills. UNIDOS partners with individuals to offer workshops and classes on a periodic basis, such as this summer’s “Arts Camp.”
Summer Learning Loss is a phenomenon that disproportionately affects children from low-income families. UNIDOS dreams of a partnership with churches, charter schools, non-profits and/or CUSD to offer summer programs for remediation and enrichment at the elementary level.

John and Heather Chapman are dedicated full time to this goal. With the small ministry center, two interns, hundreds of volunteers and church partnerships. It will be more then enough to fulfill the goals.

A ministry center is established. 85 families are involved in our regular programs. 12 community leaders are in our community action committee. weekly programs are offered for holistic development of adults and children.

Financials

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Unidos South Oc Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kristy Branham

Mathew Sather

Andy Lurker

John Chapman

Joshua Pinto

Alma Zamudio-Sanchez

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/31/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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