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Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally

Think globally, act locally

Hayward, CA   |  http://esal.us

Mission

ENGINEERS & SCIENTISTS ACTING LOCALLY (ESAL) IS A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO INCREASING LOCAL CIVIC ENGAGEMENT BY PROFESSIONALS WITH BACKGROUNDS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM).

Notes from the nonprofit

Our work is guided by the following core beliefs: -Communities thrive when all members participate and meet challenges together. -Civic engagement is compatible with a successful career. -Effective civic engagement starts with listening to community needs and concerns. -People with STEM backgrounds bring inquiry-driven and evidence-based problem-solving approaches that can benefit their local communities. Specific subject-matter expertise is not a prerequisite to making a difference. Reach out to us at [email protected] if you believe we can make positive change together. Thank you.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Taylor Spicer

Co Principal Officer

Arti Garg

Main address

27520 Grandview Ave

Hayward, CA 94542 USA

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EIN

83-2077343

NTEE code info

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Local Engagement Workshops

ESAL offers interactive workshops customized to your group’s interests and location.

This can include information about the policy opportunities at the local level, case studies of scientists and engineers who are engaging locally, and step-by-step guides from ESAL’s Local Engagement Playbook.

We have previously hosted workshops for groups such as the Ecological Society of America, North Carolina Science Fellows, National Science Policy Network, Kavli Society Civic Science Initiative, and many more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Academics
Activists
Retired people
Self-employed people

Where we work

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 identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, 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, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Arti Garg

Laurie Chong

Nick Anthis

Kendra Zamzow

Chris Jackson

Chris Spitzer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/26/2023

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/26/2023

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 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 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 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.