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PARS EQUALITY CENTER

catalyze social, civic and economic integration of immigrants from Persian-speaking and other countries into American society.

aka The organization does business as Pars Equality Center   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.parsequalitycenter.org
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PARS EQUALITY CENTER

EIN: 27-2969900


Mission

Pars' mission is to act as a catalyst for social, cultural and economic integration of  Iranian-Americans, and other communities, into mainstream American society.As a community-based social and legal services organization, Pars Equality Center is a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping all members of the Iranian-American community and other Persian-speaking countries realize their full potential as informed, self-reliant, and responsible members of American society. We believe that learning and teaching the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy as well as the rules and rewards of entrepreneurship are the necessary ingredients for our success as a community.

Notes from the nonprofit

Pars has provided comprehensive wrap around social support and immigration legal services for low-income Middle Eastern refugees, immigrants, and asylee newcomers. Participants include individuals, families plus small business developers / owners, with all services specifically designed to help them cope effectively with the daunting prospect of resettlement in this costly location. Our services help enable participants to achieve their full potential as informed, self-reliant, and responsible members of American society, assisting them to resettle successfully in our community. Based on Pars supportive case management model, all services focus on promoting economic opportunities and provide: a) educational services empowering participants to learn English; b) to acquire critical skills enhancing their employability and understanding of the American world of work, with instruction in computer literacy; resume writing; searching for a job online; and interview

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Ms. Bita Daryabari

Main address

4954 Van Nuys Blvd 207

Los Angeles, CA 91403 USA

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EIN

27-2969900

Subject area info

Job counseling

Job creation and workforce development

Community organizing

Community service

Immigrant services

Population served info

Immigrants and migrants

Immigrants

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Vocational Counseling / Guidance / Testing (J21)

Programs and results

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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?

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Pars provides 7 ESL classes plus 1-1 tutoring opportunities for over 150 beginning and intermediate language learners each month. Classes are held at the center and focus on helping adult learners to improve their survival and vocational English skills to ease the difficult process of adjusting to life in America. Class instruction promotes students' reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and includes topics such as: 1. Understanding American culture2. Vocabulary and everyday life skills3. Basic and intermediate English-pronunciation and grammar4. Beginning and intermediate conversation skills

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

The most challenging task for immigrant and refugee families includes finding their first job in America. Pars' employment team offers guidance and support to help clients find jobs and to understand the American world of labor. Services include how to: 1)Conduct a job search, especially on the internet; 2)Complete and submit a job application; 3)Prepare a resume; and 4) Prepare for a successful interview. Pars networks with local employers to develop active employment leads for clients and holds at least two Job Fairs during the year. Pars also provides job coaching and follow up services once clients are placed in a job.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Pars now provides immigration legal services and citizenship programming for underserved immigrants in Orange County. Our new services include: immigration relief screening; legal workshops and seminars; 1-1 consultations and paralegal support to complete immigration documentation e.g. Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization, Family Petitions, and Travel Documents/ Re-entry Permits; citizenship preparation services, Know your Right educational events; plus local collaborative efforts to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of immigrant concerns at the local and national level.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Pars’ case managers strive to connect families to community resources by continually communicating with partner agencies to ensure that clients have the support and referrals they need to navigate through the United States’ social, medical, and governmental systems.

Our case managers assess the social and economic needs of each of our clients in regards to housing, low-cost energy programs, and healthcare coverage. They may also make referrals to healthcare, mental health counseling, health screenings, and low-cost clinics.

Additionally, case managers can help by making phone calls regarding the following matters:

Housing Searches
Doctor Visits
Government Programs
CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and CalWORKs Applications
School Enrollments
Employment Development Department (EDD) Applications
Metro TAP Cards
College Financial Aid Applications

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
People of Middle Eastern descent
Multiracial people
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of people on the organization's email list

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Pars has provided comprehensive wrap around social support and immigration legal services in LA County since 2013 for low-income Middle Eastern refugees, immigrants, and asylee newcomers. Participants include individuals, families plus small business developers / owners, with all services specifically designed to help them cope effectively with the daunting prospect of resettlement in this costly location. Our services help enable participants to achieve their full potential as informed, self-reliant, and responsible members of American society, assisting them to resettle successfully in our community.
Based on Pars supportive case management model, all services focus on promoting economic opportunities and provide: a) educational services empowering participants to learn English; b) to acquire critical skills enhancing their employability and understanding of the American world of work, with instruction in computer literacy; resume writing; searching for a job online; and interviewing with confidence; 3) further opportunities for newcomers with professional backgrounds, to go beyond hourly employment and to develop professional career paths, leading to sustainable salaries and career advancement; 4) empower participants to develop sustainable family assets by starting / expanding their own independent small businesses ventures and participating in the US banking system; and 5) assisting participants to stabilize their immigration status. (199 words)

ars Equality Center is a nonprofit organization that focuses on supporting the Iranian-American community. However, I don't have specific details on the organization's strategies for addressing poverty. Nonprofit organizations typically use a variety of strategies to combat poverty, including:

Education and Skills Development: Providing education and skill-building programs to empower individuals and enhance their employability.

Job Placement Services: Connecting individuals with job opportunities and providing resources for career development.

Social Services: Offering social services such as counseling, healthcare, and housing assistance to address immediate needs.

Community Empowerment: Engaging the community in initiatives that promote self-sufficiency and economic stability.

Advocacy and Awareness: Advocating for policies that address the root causes of poverty and raising awareness about poverty-related issues.

Microfinance and Entrepreneurship: Supporting small businesses and entrepreneurship to create sustainable income opportunities.

Collaboration with Other Organizations: Partnering with other nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses to leverage resources and expertise.

Pars has provided comprehensive wrap around social support and immigration legal services in LA County since 2013 for low-income Middle Eastern refugees, immigrants, and asylee newcomers. Participants include individuals, families plus small business developers / owners, with all services specifically designed to help them cope effectively with the daunting prospect of resettlement in this costly location. Our services help enable participants to achieve their full potential as informed, self-reliant, and responsible members of American society, assisting them to resettle successfully in our community.
Based on Pars supportive case management model, all services focus on promoting economic opportunities and provide: a) educational services empowering participants to learn English; b) to acquire critical skills enhancing their employability and understanding of the American world of work, with instruction in computer literacy; resume writing; searching for a job online; and interviewing with confidence; 3) further opportunities for newcomers with professional backgrounds, to go beyond hourly employment and to develop professional career paths, leading to sustainable salaries and career advancement; 4) empower participants to develop sustainable family assets by starting / expanding their own independent small businesses ventures and participating in the US banking system; and 5) assisting participants to stabilize their immigration status.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

PARS EQUALITY CENTER
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.52

Average of 3.17 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10

Average of 2.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

23%

Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

PARS EQUALITY CENTER

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of PARS EQUALITY CENTER’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $352,844 $461,905 -$65,333 $1,171,170 $1,015,600
As % of expenses 15.1% 16.7% -2.0% 36.7% 31.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $343,388 $452,449 -$74,789 $1,161,715 $1,015,600
As % of expenses 14.7% 16.3% -2.3% 36.3% 31.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,639,641 $3,223,201 $3,156,411 $4,617,793 $4,109,357
Total revenue, % change over prior year -8.3% 22.1% -2.1% 46.3% -11.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.8% 3.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 23.1% 52.0% 50.2% 48.4% 53.4%
All other grants and contributions 74.9% 44.2% 47.2% 47.8% 43.0%
Other revenue 2.0% 3.9% 2.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,329,285 $2,766,257 $3,228,711 $3,189,880 $3,243,757
Total expenses, % change over prior year -19.6% 18.8% 16.7% -1.2% 1.7%
Personnel 64.6% 65.9% 69.4% 71.4% 66.5%
Professional fees 9.0% 8.2% 7.7% 12.2% 8.3%
Occupancy 6.2% 5.6% 5.4% 5.2% 8.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.9% 12.2% 12.6% 4.7% 8.4%
All other expenses 19.4% 8.1% 5.0% 6.4% 8.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,338,741 $2,775,713 $3,238,167 $3,199,335 $3,243,757
One month of savings $194,107 $230,521 $269,059 $265,823 $270,313
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $310,000 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,532,848 $3,006,234 $3,507,226 $3,775,158 $3,514,070

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.7 2.5 3.4 8.2 10.0
Months of cash and investments 0.7 2.5 3.4 8.2 10.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.4 3.2 2.5 6.9 10.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $144,763 $579,403 $908,525 $2,189,330 $2,702,126
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $222,783 $397,284 $323,176 $381,768 $376,081
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $66,191 $66,191 $66,191 $66,191 $66,191
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 57.1% 71.4% 85.7% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 31.5% 24.1% 45.0% 19.1% 16.7%
Unrestricted net assets $293,742 $746,191 $671,402 $1,833,117 $2,848,717
Temporarily restricted net assets $50,054 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $50,054 $45,093 $38,126 $294,869 $144,869
Total net assets $343,796 $791,284 $709,528 $2,127,986 $2,993,586

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Ms. Bita Daryabari

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 11/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Bita Daryabari

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Bita Daryabari

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Sargis Babakhanian

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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 11/16/2021

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
Middle Eastern
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/30/2023

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 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 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 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.

Contractors

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There are no fundraisers recorded for this organization.