Epilogos Charities Inc

Concord, NH

Mission

THE PRIMARY MISSION OF EPILOGOS CHARITIES IS TO ENGAGE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BY PARTNERING WITH THE PEOPLE OF SAN JOS VILLANUEVA, EL SALVADOR. EPILOGOS WORKS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING HOUSING, EDUCATION, HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, SANITATION, AND OTHER PROGRAMS. EPILOGOS IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SUPPORTED ENTIRELY BY DONATIONS.

Ruling year info

2008

Main address

3 Essex St

Concord, NH 03301 United States

EIN

14-1981891

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

EDUCATION --------- ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2022 52 STUDENTS IN GRADES 2-9 AND 51 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS FROM EPILOGOS. THE STUDENTS EACH RECEIVE SCHOOL AND SPORTS SHOES AND UNIFORMS, TUITION FEES AND BOOKS. THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM BENEFITS STUDENTS FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. THE STUDENTS MUST MAINTAIN EXCELLENT GRADES AND THE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS VOLUNTEER WITH EPILOGOS PROJECTS. THE FAMILIES ARE INTEGRATED INTO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THIS VOLUNTEER WORK, WHICH MAY INCLUDE HELPING WITH HOUSE BUILDING PROJECTS, WORKING ON THE MURAL THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE VALUES OF THE COMMUNITY. THE FAMILIES BECOME ACTIVE IN MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES IN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH VOLUNTEERING WITH EPILOGOS. PARENTS OF SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING SUPPORT AND FOLLOW-UP IN THE EDUCATION PROCESS. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THE WAY TO OVERCOME POVERTY FOR THEIR CHILDREN IS BY GETTING A GOOD EDUCATION. COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2022 EPILOGOS PROVIDED COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT TO 4 STUDENTS. ONE STUDENT WILL BE COMPLETING HER LAW DEGREE IN 2023. SHE IS ALREADY ADVISING LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY MEMBERS ON LEGAL MATTERS. EPILOGOS IS SUPPORTING A FIRST-YEAR EDUCATION MAJOR, A SECOND-YEAR ENGINEERING MAJOR, AND A THIRD YEAR IT STUDENT. THE STUDENTS RECEIVE TUITION ASSISTANCE AS WELL AS OTHER HELP WHICH MAY INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION, BOOKS, SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT, ETC. STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS EPILOGOS SUPPORTED 9 STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN 2022. THE STUDENTS RECEIVED UNIFORMS, SHOES, BOOKS, AND FULL TUITION PAYMENTS. OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM SUPPORTS LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AND THOSE WHO NEED A HELPING HAND WITH THEIR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN. THE STUDENTS COME FROM LOVING FAMILIES WHO WANT TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND SCHOOL AND WHO HAVE HAD LIMITED OPTIONS PRIOR TO THIS PROGRAM. THE TEACHER PROVIDES A PERSONALIZED PROGRAM FOR EACH STUDENT THAT WORKS ON IMPROVING SOCIALIZATION AND INDEPENDENCE, AND DEVELOPING SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THEM BECOME INDEPENDENT. TEACHER SALARY SUPPORT A PERCENTAGE OF THE SALARIES FOR 2 TEACHERS WAS PAID BY EPILOGOS IN 2022. ONE IS AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND THE OTHER IS THE TEACHER FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. THERE ARE 743 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AND WITH LIMITED RESOURCES THEY ARE OFTEN LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE FROM OUTSIDE FOUNDATIONS. THE SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHER BRINGS HER EXPERTISE TO TEACHING THE STUDENTS AT THE LOCAL SCHOOL. THE FAMILIES ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD TO SEND THE STUDENTS TO A PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAD BEEN UNABLE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES NEEDED TO MEET THE STUDENT'S NEEDS. ADOPT A CLASSROOM EPILOGOS DONORS PROVIDE SUPPLIES TO 4 CLASSROOMS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. SPECIFIC TEACHING AIDS ARE REQUESTED BY TEACHERS AND A DONOR PROVIDES THE FUNDING. SCHOOLS THAT BENEFITED WERE: ESPRITU SANTO SCHOOL CENTER, SANTA MARA EL BANCO SCHOOL CENTER, DR. SALVADOR MENDIETA SCHOOL CENTER, LA SERENA SCHOOL CENTER. ROBOTICS COMPETITION A LOCAL VOLUNTEER HAS STARTED A ROBOTICS PROGRAM FOR LOCAL YOUTH SO THAT THEY CAN LEARN NEW SKILLS. THE STUDENTS ARE FROM FAMILIES WITH LIMITED RESOURCES, BUT WITH A STRONG DESIRE TO LEARN NEW TECHNOLOGIES. THE STUDENTS COMPETED ONLINE NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AND WERE SELECTED TO COMPETE IN MEXICO CITY. EPILOGOS HELPED FACILITATE THE WAIVERS AND IMMIGRATION PAPERWORK TO ALLOW THE STUDENTS TO ATTEND THE COMPETITION. TOTAL VALUE OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS: 30,050

Expenses
$75,137
Revenue
$0

HOUSING ------- CONSTRUCTION OF 5 PREFABRICATED HOUSES IN 2022 EPILOGOS BUILT HOMES FOR 5 FAMILIES WITH LIMITED RESOURCES - 3 HOMES IN SANTA MARIA EL BANCO, 1 IN LA VEGA AND 1 IN SANTA MARIA. THE FAMILIES LIVE IN SUB-STANDARD HOUSING THAT IS CONSTRUCTED OF ADOBE, WOOD AND SHEET METAL AND THEY ARE UNSAFE AND UNSANITARY CONDITIONS FOR THE FAMILY. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A NEW HOME FAMILIES MUST MEET ECONOMIC REQUIREMENTS, THEY MUST OWN THE LAND, THEIR CHILDREN MUST ATTEND SCHOOL AND BE UP TO DATE WITH MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS, AND THEY MUST COMMIT TO WORKING NOT ONLY ON THEIR OWN HOME, BUT ALSO ON FUTURE PROJECTS WITH EPILOGOS. THE FAMILIES REPAY 30% OF THE COST OF THE HOME, PAYABLE IN MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS. THIS MONEY REMAINS IN SAN JOSE VILLANUEVA AND THE PROCEEDS ARE USED TO BUILD HOMES FOR OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY. IN 2022 HOUSES WERE FUNDED BY INDIVIDUALS, PROCEEDS FROM A FOUNDATION, VOLUNTEERS, PROCEEDS FROM A FUNDRAISER, AND FUNDING IN SJV. THEY ARE BUILT BY LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP. ROOFING MATERIALS EPILOGOS PROVIDES SHEET METAL ROOFING MATERIALS TO HELP TAKE CARE OF URGENT NEEDS FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE DAMAGE FROM STORMS OR OTHER DISASTERS. THIS PROVIDES TEMPARY PROTECTION FOR THE FAMILY. TOTAL VALUE OF HOUSING PROGRAM: 38,255

Expenses
$39,465
Revenue
$0

COMMUNITY SERVICE ---------------- BIG FRIEND/LITTLE FRIEND WE WERE ABLE TO RESTART OUR BIG FRIEND/LITTLE FRIEND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AFTER A 2 YEAR PAUSE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC. 10 CHILDREN AGE 7-10 AND 15 HIGH SCHOOL MENTORS PARTICIPATED IN THIS HALF YEAR PROGRAM. WE BENEFITED FROM THE EXPERTISE OF A PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT TO CREATE A CURRICULUM THAT BUILDS SELF-ESTEEM AND CREATES A SAFE SPACE FOR PARTICIPATING IN CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR THE STUDENTS AND MENTORS. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES EPILOGOS PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY SPORTS TEAMS TO PROMOTE FUN ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY TO ENJOY. WE SUPPORT SOCCER TEAMS BY PROVIDING UNIFORMS AND TROPHIES FOR LOCAL TOURNAMENTS. THIS ALLOWS ALL THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO GATHER AND ENCOURAGES HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. WE ALSO PROVIDE FUN ACTIVITIES DURING HOLIDAYS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY WELL- BEING AND OFFERING A BREAK FOR RECREATION. HUMANITARIAN AID EPILOGOS IS PROUD TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHILDREN WITH THEIR MEDICAL NEEDS WHEN THEIR FAMILIES ARE UNABLE TO DO SO. ONE CHILD NEEDS REGULAR MEDICATION TO ASSIST WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SYMPTOMS AND ONE CHILD WITH A PSYCHOMOTOR ILLNESS NEEDS ASSISTANCE WITH TRANSPORTATION TO MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS. THE FAMILIES APPRECIATE THE ASSISTANCE SO THEY CAN FOCUS ON PROVIDING THE PROPER CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. TOTAL VALUE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS: 1000

Expenses
$9,548
Revenue
$0

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