SALVADOREAN HUMANITARIAN AID RESEARC & EDUC THE SHARE FDN

aka SHARE El Salvador   |   Berkeley, CA   |  www.share-elsalvador.org

Mission

SHARE strengthens solidarity with and among the Salvadoran people in El Salvador and the United States in the struggle for economic sustainability, justice, and human and civil rights.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Jose Artiga

Main address

2425 College Ave

Berkeley, CA 94704 USA

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EIN

52-1241597

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International Human Rights (Q70)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Women's Rights (R24)

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Women's Empowerment through Microfinance and Food Security

This project provides women in rural El Salvador with opportunities to empower themselves, strengthen the organization of their community, create sustainable sources of nutrition, and improve income. SHARE will work with our partnering organization, CRIPDES Sur La Libertad, to provide training and materials for 30 women to plant and maintain 30 gardens and four tilapia ponds. The output from these gardens and tilapia ponds will supplement the diets of 30 families while also serving as a tool to improve community organizing and advocacy. Through their involvement in planting and caring for these gardens, the 30 women participating in this project will develop important agricultural and leadership skills that will allow them to support their families, increase their involvement in their community, and take on more leadership roles. An additional 1,000 women received agricultural training and supplies, including seeds, plants and organic agriculture supplies, and participated in technical training and workshops on garden management, making organic
fertilizer, commercialization, and organizing. 90 women were trained in agricultural skills and social issues, such as women’s rights, democratic participation, and political advocacy. 100 community savings and loans groups improve their diets, as well as their income by selling
extra produce from their gardens, also improving their self-esteem.

Population(s) Served

Academic formation is the backbone of the sustainable development of communities and the country; the goal of this project is to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the rural communities through the academic formation and leadership training of their youth.
 
Through this program benefits more than 200 youth through scholarships, leadership development, and organizing. Youth receive training and support to facilitate literacy circles and lead youth organizing initiative within their communities. Monthly assemblies for trainings on issues including leadership, the national reality, history, public speaking, community organizing, and gender and sexuality. Support executing community work plans, created by scholarship students working with community councils and youth committees.

Population(s) Served

•The establishment of a diversified nursery on site at CIETTA (Center for Research, Experimentation and Agroecological Technology Transfer) resulting in successful production of 5,000 fruit trees of five native species for promoting food sovereignty and environmental sustainability.

Technical support and distribution of organic supplies to 2013 and 2014 participants for agroecological management of established fruit trees on their land. The 15,000 trees planted in 2013 and 2014 in cooperatives, teaching institutions, and municipalities of the paracentral region of the country will be checked for problems and treated if necessary.

Cooperatives and producers adopt theoretical and practical knowledge on agroecology to generate sustainable and diversified production. Men and women of 6 cooperatives are trained on establishment and agroecological management of fruit trees and fruit production. Students from 10 schools learn about the importance of the environment and how to properly care for the different varieties of fruit trees.

Partners and associates of cooperatives will be motivated and encouraged to participate in the preparation and processing of foods derived from locally produced fruits to strengthen the food sovereignty of communities. Working relationships will be formed with three municipalities to promote the recovery and preservation of natural resources

Children and young elementary school students in 10 schools will have the knowledge necessary to protect, conserve, and sustainably use natural resources in their communities and playgrounds with the addition of fruit trees.

Participation and involvement of municipal environmental units in promoting recovery and preservation of natural resources, to minimize impacts to the effects of climate change and strengthen the food sovereignty of communities in the area.

Population(s) Served

In 1989, SHARE counterpart the Committee of Family Members of the Disappeard (CODEFAM) “Marianella Garcia Villas,” founded the Center for Child Development “Guanaquitos,” a child care center and nursery school for children aged one through six. Originally founded for children affected by the civil war, Guaniquitos’ principal focus is on promoting children’s rights. This is done by working with teachers, parents, and the children themselves to put into practice respect for the rights laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children. Using techniques directed towards small children who do not yet read or write, SHARE’s project with Guanaquitos strives to promote a holistic education and empowerment of children in order to help form a new generation of citizens dedicated to equality, justice and their construction of peace in their society.

Population(s) Served

Community leaders with a strong social conscience and experience in community development receive university scholarships to contribute to the future well-being of their communities.

Population(s) Served

A unique Salvadoran organization, Equipo Maiz promotes popular education as a way to learn about key issues impacting El Salvador and many other Latin American countries. Popular education is an inclusive learning process that seeks to involve all participants as learners and teachers, address the issues people face in daily life, and develop grassroots leadership. Equipo Maíz started during the armed conflict to help Salvadorans make sense of what was happening around them.

Today, the members of Equipo Maiz use popular education to address complex every day issues in simple terms everyone can understand and use to join in the conversation. For many Salvadorans, accessing education in schools presents an economic challenge, and schools often do not address issues that Salvadorans face daily. With dynamic, participatory workshops on the Environment, Gender Equality, Citizen Participation, Historic Memory and Economic Literacy, Equipo Maiz is able to educate those with little access to formal education about important themes that affect Salvadorans today.

SHARE supports Equipo Maiz through an Economic Literacy project, is an effort to educate community leaders from all over Central America about issues including:

Globalization
Capitalism
CAFTA and Free Trade
Structural Adjustment Plan
Neo-liberalism
Labor Flexibility and Worker’s Rights

Population(s) Served

In September 2013, the Archbishop of San Salvador suddenly closed Tutela Legal, the Archdiocese´s human rights legal aid office, saying it no longer had a reason to exist. The victims Tutela Legal worked with raised an outcry, along with human rights organizations nationally and internationally – highlighting the ongoing deep need for truth and justice. Tutela Legal accompanied victims of horrendous human rights violations from its founding in 1983 until the moment of its closure, representing major cases of violation in national and international courts and promoting human rights education. The lawyers of Tutela Legal have founded a new, independent organization to carry on this work. Tutela Legal is one of eight member organizations of the Pro-Historical Memory Commission that struggle alongside the victims for justice

Twenty-two years after the Peace Accords and U.N. Truth Commission Report, Salvadorans struggle to build true peace in a society steeped in violence and impunity. While victims of human rights violations have worked tirelessly for truth, justice, and reparations, accompanied by the Pro-Historical Memory Commission, the current government has been the first to acknowledge and apologize for the active role of the government in repressing, disappearing, and massacring civilians, and to take initial steps towards reparations. The 1993 Amnesty law continues to block the road to justice.

In 2015, SHARE is supporting the committee of PROMEMORIA by organizing a tour to educate networks in the United States and to grow support for PROMEMORIA as a whole. SHARE is also supporting Maria Julia Tutela Legal to continue seeking truth, justice, and reparations for grave human rights violations that happened during the war and today.

Population(s) Served

Component 1: Implement a training and awareness program for adolescents in 9 schools and 1 inter-sectorial committee so that they have new knowledge aimed at the practice of the human rights of survival and growth, in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, culture of peace, psychosocial care, guidance for life, gender and equity, early pregnancies and public policies for children.

Component 2: Implementation of a pedagogical program of vocational training in 9 schools and one intersectoral committee to enable that adolescent girls with vocational knowledge that prepares them for life.

Component 3: Human resources coordinator and promoter in the CRIPDES San Vicente region executes planned actions focused on the 9 schools and one intersectoral committee of young adolescents in the municipality of Tecoluca.

Population(s) Served

The Cooperative Association for Provisions, Savings, Credit and Consumption of Women of the Bajo Lempa, known as the Mujeres Ganaderas, is a truly inspirational women’s cooperative made up of nearly 300 associates from 15 communities in the Bajo Lempa region. SHARE has supported this women’s cooperative since 2000 with technical and legal assistance and funds for microcredit and women’s leadership formation. In response to recent drought, with the support of LCWR, SHARE is able to provide financial assistance so that these women may purchase food for their cattle until the situation improves.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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SHARE's goal is to empower of people to find their voices and participate in decision-making about the future of their communities and country. When communities are organized and all people, including youth and women, are able to participate and analyze their situation, they can define the projects, initiatives and public policies that will benefit their community and together oppose those that will harm them. We strive to create opportunities for children, youth, women, and men to participate and have ownership over initiatives and decisions that are sustainable and systemic.

SHARE accomplishes this goal through the following programs:

Youth Leadership: SHARE supports 56 high school students with monthly scholarships and leadership development programing where they can gain the skills to be leaders in their communities.

Educating Professionals for Community Development: SHARE supports 27 community leaders with university scholarships.
These scholarships are directed towards young people with demonstrated leadership skills that make a commitment to their communities. These students will develop a high level of social awareness and use their professional services and education to serve their communities and regions after graduation. .

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SALVADOREAN HUMANITARIAN AID RESEARC & EDUC THE SHARE FDN

Board of directors
as of 06/27/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Locke Schultz-Jaeger

No Affiliation

Locke Schultz-Jaeger

No Affiliation

Jeff Johnson

University Lutheran Chapel

Martin Martinez

Comite Amigos de Santa Elena

Alexandra Aquino-Fike

Hispanics in Philanthropy

Jean Stokan

Justice Team, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Guadalupe Mejia

CODEFAM (Committee of Family Members of the Disappeared)

Jose Artiga

SHARE El Salvador

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? Yes