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Emerge and Rise, Inc

Together We Can

San Antonio, TX   |  https://emergeandrise.org

Mission

Our mission is to proactively reach out to community members who have been underrepresented in decision-making (veterans, minorities, immigrants, women, and formally incarcerated) and ensure that the economic development strategies chosen have broad community support and the potential to generate a more significant transformative impact.

Ruling year info

2022

President

Lina Rugova

Main address

PO Box 592663

San Antonio, TX 78259 USA

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EIN

87-1714805

NTEE code info

Urban, Community (S31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lotus Business Readiness 12-Week Program

Emerge and Rise™ Incubator Program embraces business support services tailored to new and emerging companies to create sustainable businesses that contribute to local and regional economic growth.

Our cohorts are not requiring tenancy, and we are located in three locations throughout San Antonio. Each cohort consists of no more than 20 members and runs every 20 weeks.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Incarcerated people
Veterans

We are so excited to provide our San Antonio community with the necessary tools and support to succeed. Our program focuses on giving our clients the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and resources to propel their business ideas and venture.

The first 4 weeks will focus on building a foundation for their businesses. This includes building a professional portfolio, outlining a mission statement, crafting a marketing strategy, and creating a pitch deck.

In the following weeks, they will receive access to industry leaders, financial and legal advisors, resources, and professional networks. Clients will gain critical knowledge to use during the final 4 weeks to solidify their venture.

We will work one-on-one with clients to bring their business plans to life, craft fundraising initiatives, and evaluate financial models to understand the viability of their ventures.

We will provide 24/7 access to resources and tools to support each client during and after the program.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Incarcerated people
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Self-employed people
Veterans

This program is designed for youth ages 16-24. This course provides a hands-on experience working inside Entrepreneurship and Small Business that will show competency at an industry associate level and is college and career ready. You will be able to demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Entrepreneurship and Small Business and complete tasks independently.

The ESB certification tests and validates foundation-level concepts and knowledge in entrepreneurship and small business management. These core concepts include entrepreneurship, recognizing and evaluating opportunities; planning for, starting, and operating a business; marketing and sales; venture capital and seed funding; and financial management.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
At-risk youth
Young adults

Where we work

Financials

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Emerge and Rise, Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lina Rugova

Atlas Start

Sarah Irwin, Esq.

Clausewitz Reyes

Javier Rubio

Monocle Firm

Amanda Onochie, CNP

AB Community Development Solutions

Maggie Buentello, Esq.

Mazurek, Belden & Burke, P.C.

Lou Botello

Bexar County

Board leadership practices

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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? Not applicable
  • 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 3/13/2023

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

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/16/2022

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.