ENLACE U S A

Equipping Churches to Transform Communities

aka ENLACE   |   Irvine, CA   |  www.enlace.link

Mission

ENLACE (pronounced en-lah-say, the Spanish word for link) is a non-profit organization that equips local churches in El Salvador, Nepal, Guatemala and the U.S. to transform their communities.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Ron Bueno

Main address

5405 Alton Pkwy 5A #458

Irvine, CA 92604 USA

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EIN

04-3675191

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Economic Development (Q32)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ENLACE (pronounced en-lah-say, the Spanish word for link) has been equipping churches to transform communities in El Salvador since 1993. As a Christian development organization, ENLACE exists to alleviate spiritual and physical poverty by equipping local churches to transform communities.

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?

Church and Community Program

ENLACE’s Church and Community Program trains church leaders to understand and live out the biblical mission of the church in their impoverished communities. We accompany and assist church leaders to discover their own resources and to partner effectively with the community to identify and implement sustainable solutions to poverty. The program includes training in the following areas: Bible study, leadership development, project identification and management, networking and local fundraising.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We are aiming to equip 150 churches by 2020 who are collaborating with their community to alleviate poverty. ENLACE equips church and community leaders to develop programs and projects that target eight community transformation outcomes:

#1 DEVELOP LEADER CHURCHES
We accompany and coach churches through the process of becoming effective agents of change in their communities. As they do so, they begin to influence and guide surrounding communities through a similar process and extend their impact within a given region.

#2 BUILD THE ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
We help local churches identify, strengthen and partner with local community organizations (community associations, health committees, government, other non‐profits, etc) to identify, design, and manage sustainable initiatives that alleviate poverty.

#3 ERADICATE EXTREME HUNGER AND POVERTY
We help church and community leaders to develop initiatives that contribute to improving the economic conditions of people who live on less than $1 a day. Our goal is that over the course of three to five year period, we reduce the number of people who live in extreme and severe poverty.

#4 IMPROVE ENROLLMENT RATES AND INCREASE ACCESS TO EDUCATION
We support community initiatives that aim to surpass national averages for primary education enrollment rates, to greatly reduce primary education dropout rates and to reduce existing disparities between boys and girls in access to primary education.

#5: ASSURE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND BOLSTER COMMUNITY HEALTH
We support community initiatives that aim to reduce the current alarming rate of deforestation, to improve access to potable water by at least 50% in the next three to five years, and to ensure access to healthy sanitation facilities.

#6 IMPROVE INFANT AND MATERNAL HEALTH
We support community initiatives that aim to reduce infant and maternal morbidity rates by 33% in the next three to five years, and to reduce the percentage of children under 5 years of age who suffer from chronic malnutrition.

#7 PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS AND VIRAL DISEASES
We support community initiatives that aim to dramatically reduce the mortality and morbidity rates due to diseases such as upper respiratory illness, diarrhea, dengue, and HIV/AIDS.

#8 STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE
We support community initiatives that aim to increase the percentage of households that have access to roadways, to increase the percentage of households with access to electricity, and to increase the percentage of families who live in a safe, well built, and healthy house.

Train and mobilize 4,300 church and community leaders to impact 300,000 people in El Salvador, Nepal, Guatemala, and Nicaragua by 2025.

Financials

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Operations

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

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ENLACE U S A

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anthony D'Amato

ENLACE

Term: 2019 - 2021

Larry Kasper

ENLACE

John Bueno

Assemblies of God World Missions

Casey Hale

Brown & Streza LLP

Ron Bueno

ENLACE

Tony D'Amato

3M

Tim Celek

The Crossing Church

Joel Kelderman

Jason Larry

Mondelez International

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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/20/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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