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Padres Unidos NP

 12752 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite 104
 Garden Grove , CA 92843
[P] (714) 616-8423 x 106
[F] (714) 462-6011
[email protected]
Patricia  Perales Huerta-Meza
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Organization DBA Padres Unidos
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 45-2443746 00000



Mission StatementMORE »

Padres Unidos' commitment to all families is to cultivate growth. Since 1999, Padres Unidos has been serving low-income families in Orange County through a variety of child, youth, and family services. Our mission is to foster self-sufficiency and responsibility for education among families, believing that “Successful Families Build Successful Communities.” Based on this philosophy, Padres Unidos aims to engage families not just in their children’s lives but also in the community, building protective assets, nurturing vibrant neighborhoods, and empowering residents. In order to bring culturally and linguistically appropriate services to families in low-income communities, Padres Unidos offers a spectrum of programs, designed to help parents engage in their child’s education, development, and community.

Mission Statement

Padres Unidos' commitment to all families is to cultivate growth. Since 1999, Padres Unidos has been serving low-income families in Orange County through a variety of child, youth, and family services. Our mission is to foster self-sufficiency and responsibility for education among families, believing that “Successful Families Build Successful Communities.” Based on this philosophy, Padres Unidos aims to engage families not just in their children’s lives but also in the community, building protective assets, nurturing vibrant neighborhoods, and empowering residents. In order to bring culturally and linguistically appropriate services to families in low-income communities, Padres Unidos offers a spectrum of programs, designed to help parents engage in their child’s education, development, and community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $910,000.00
Projected Revenue $1,000,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Parents as Teachers/School Readiness
  • Strong Families
  • Community Engagement
  • Services for Families of Youth in the Criminal Justice System

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Mission Statement

Padres Unidos' commitment to all families is to cultivate growth. Since 1999, Padres Unidos has been serving low-income families in Orange County through a variety of child, youth, and family services. Our mission is to foster self-sufficiency and responsibility for education among families, believing that “Successful Families Build Successful Communities.” Based on this philosophy, Padres Unidos aims to engage families not just in their children’s lives but also in the community, building protective assets, nurturing vibrant neighborhoods, and empowering residents. In order to bring culturally and linguistically appropriate services to families in low-income communities, Padres Unidos offers a spectrum of programs, designed to help parents engage in their child’s education, development, and community.

Background Statement

In 1999, Padres Unidos began serving families in Orange County as “Healthy Tomorrows,” through the Orange County Social Services Agency. This partnership enabled us to develop a successful model of parent education and engagement, meeting the needs of the low-income community we serve. At the height of the recession, we saw our County funding disappear but remained committed to providing our programs to at-risk children and families. In 2011, we became an independent 501(c)3, continuing to partner with families, school, districts, other nonprofits, and Chapman University to implement a holistic approach to community development.

Through our integrated continuum of early engagement, parenting classes, and volunteer/community worker training, we help families go from beneficiaries to empowered workers and volunteers serving their neighborhood. Our model increases school readiness and decreases likelihood of child abuse/neglect, gang involvement, welfare needs, and cyclical poverty; it also creates a multi-generation culture of volunteering and community engagement and improves relationships among community members, the school system, the child welfare system, and other stakeholders. Padres Unidos is not just about helping a single student or even a single family, but engaging the entire community in building better neighborhoods and better futures.

Impact Statement

Padres Unidos top five accomplishments from the 2017-18 fiscal year:

1. During the last year we served more than 4,500 children, parents, and caregivers at 35 sites in elementary schools, community centers, churches, Chapman University, and The UCI center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

2. In 2018, our fourth cohort of 29 individuals graduated with a Community Workers Paraprofessional Certificate from Chapman University.

3. In January 2018 we began the third year of our contract with the Probation Department of Orange County to provide education, outreach. engagement, and support services for families of youth in all levels of the adjudication process. Results of outcome data for previous 2 years suggest that Youth whose parents attended our parent outreach, support and educational modules were less likely to re-offend and of those who re-offended, they were less likely to commit more severe crimes.

4. We also, began a pilot Field Services Community Worker program with the Department of Probation of Orange County that provides hand-to-hand outreach, support and education to families that have youth on field probation. Our youth specialized community workers engage our youth and through our educational relationship-building module strengthen the ties between parent and teen.

5. From the home of Padres Unidos and the  Paulo Freire Democratic Project, the Chapman University Padres Unidos Partnership presents this truly unique coffee table textbook, Let's Chat: Cultivating Community University Dialogue - A Coffee Table Textbook on Partnerships. The volume presents a collection of community stories, concepts and analyses that highlight the journey of border crossings between two co-existing neighbors: a non-profit community organization and a university. Stories from community residents and faculty members represent how they disrupted the barriers that typically divide us by reconceptualizing how universities and communities can work together to reshape the intellectual landscape and reconfigure power differentials.

Our goals for 2018/2019

1. Based on the results of a longitudinal  study conducted between Santa Ana Unified School District and Chapman University evaluating our Early Education/School Readiness modules that demonstrated that Padres Unidos' program students (attend 1 -day a week for 3 hours) were performing at the same level as those students who attended a full-time Preschool (5 days a week for 4 hours a day) hope to expand and provide the early education modules to all children who are unable to attend a full-time preschool program within SAUSD.
2. Based on the positive recidivism outcomes on Padres Unidos participant youth our goal is to expand services to more youth involved in the juvenile justice system throughout Orange County.
3. In our effort to utilize the strengths of the 29 new Chapman University Community Worker graduates  one of our goals for 2018-2019 is to provide more community workers (provide hand-to-hand resources) throughout  Orange County.
4. Utilizing the launch of our co-authored textbook, we hope to expand community-university partnerships beyond Chapman University and to at least one or two local universities.

Needs Statement

Padres Unidos most pressing needs include:

1. Program Funding: Many schools and community centers have expressed interest in our program and we are eager to bring our unique model to more underserved neighborhoods. Each additional site costs approximately $30,000 to bring Strong Families and Parents as Teachers/School Readiness for one academic year. In addition, Padres Unidos invests significant time and resources in helping our parents develop into community leaders. While Chapman generously donates tuition for their program, Padres Unidos is seeking funding to support our staff and strengthen our infrastructure to continue offering our own volunteer training and to collaborate with Chapman University for the Community Workers Paraprofessional Certificate.

2. Program Evaluation: Successful program evaluation is a valuable tool that will allow Padres Unidos to better serve our clients and attract new funding sources. While we currently conduct basic pre- and post-test data, we would like to expand to include more advanced methods to evaluate our impact, adapt our program curricula to best serve our clients, and prove the effectiveness of our model.

3. Food Bank Partnership: Because many of our children and families struggle to meet basic needs, Padres Unidos is actively looking to address this problem. We hope to partner with a Food Bank to provide distribution services at our sites.

4. Technology: As Padres Unidos expands our program evaluation tools we also plan to upgrade our current data collection methods to an electronic system. This will improve our ability to track and analyze data as well as making data readily available when needed.

CEO Statement

Because of our belief that Successful Families Build Successful Communities, there are four key principles that guide the future of Padres Unidos.

1. Solutions to community needs must be designed and embraced by the community itself.

2. Parents are the first teachers for our children and must be actively engaged in their futures.

3. Learning is a lifelong process and each of us is responsible for attaining and effectively using that knowledge to ensure their family and community’s well-being.

4. Community success is based on public systems and private initiatives truly working together collaboratively with a high standard of communication and mutual support to achieve collective impact.

As the CEO and cofounder of Padres Unidos, my greatest challenge has been to ensure that each program is designed and implemented with these four key principles as its foundation. It is our goal to continue building partnerships and capitalize on opportunities in every, school, community, parent, child, teen, volunteer, and staff member that crosses our path.

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Padres Unidos gratefully accepts donations online and by check to our P.O. Box 1258, Santa Ana, CA  92702. Padres Unidos views volunteers as critical to our community impact. Padres Unidos is not just about helping a single student or even a single family, but engaging the entire community in building better neighborhoods and better futures. As families graduate from our programs, many parents return to serve as volunteer facilitators, mentoring a new class of incoming families, and receiving training and a paraprofessional certification from Chapman University as Community Workers. The majority of our parent session leaders are former participants themselves. We welcome volunteers to assist in an administrative capacity and working directly with children and families in their neighborhood. For more information about volunteering, please email [email protected] or call (714) 616-8423.

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
South Orange County

Padres Unidos offers our programming in 35 sites in Orange County in Santa Ana, Anaheim, San Juan Capistrano, La Habra, Orange, Fountain Valley, Tustin, Dana Point, and Lake Forest. 

Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
  2. Education - Educational Services
  3. Human Services - Family Services



Parents as Teachers/School Readiness

To address barriers to early education at school and home, Parents as Teachers/School Readiness provides weekly 3-hour classes that incorporate in-classroom school readiness strategies for 3.5 to 5-year-olds and parenting skills trainings.

Lessons for children are based on our school readiness curriculum entitled Structured Playing for Learning Purposes, an in-classroom plan that encourages socio-emotional and academic learning with activities that include learning to follow instructions and pre-STEM education and more.

Padres Unidos’ program is unique in that we closely integrate early education for children with parent education. In addition to building children’s school readiness, the program aims to equip parents and caregivers to continue nurturing learning in the home and community environment. Furthermore, by instituting a culture of engagement in education early, Padres Unidos helps parents become engaged partners throughout their children’s formal education.


Budget  $357,679.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Families Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success 

Measurable short-term outcomes include:

· 90% of children will improve academic scores during the year.

· 90% of children will improve socio-emotional skills during the year.

· 85% of children will be assessed as ready for school at kindergarten entry.

· 70% of parents/caregivers will improve knowledge of parenting strategies and implement them in daily life.

· 50% of parents/caregivers will get involved in some capacity at their children’s school.

Program Long-Term Success 

Though our Parents as Teachers/School Readiness Program, Padres Unidos hopes to achieve the following goals:

· Help students prepare for a lifetime of academic success starting with fewer children needing to repeat kindergarten or testing “below-basic” on state tests.

· Parents and caregivers will view themselves as the first teachers for their children and become actively engaged in their futures both at school and in the community.

Program Success Monitored By 

Padres Unidos evaluates its results through entry and exit evaluations for students to measure change in academic and socio-emotional skills, as well as pre-/post-program parenting assessments for caregivers to evaluate knowledge gained. Last year, students demonstrated up to an 89% increase in academic scores and up to 98% increase in socio-emotional skills!

Furthermore, while many parents believed that school was only for educators prior to their participation, many are now volunteering and getting involved at the school campuses. In addition to pre- and post-program tests for increased knowledge and implementation of concepts, we also collect anecdotal stories, satisfaction surveys, compliance and attendance records, and class evaluation tools for program improvement.

Examples of Program Success 

Last year, a preschool-aged boy with behavioral challenges began attending our program. Disrupting class regularly, he could not sit still for more than two minutes, lacked the social skills to relate to others, and struggled with basic skills like holding a pencil. His mother was desperate: the first day at the parenting class, she broke into tears and begged that her son not be expelled. “This is the third time he tries, and they remove him because they say he is disruptive to the other kids,” she shared.

In response, our facilitators took the time to provide the child with the external structure and individualized intervention he needed to succeed, and his mother with training and encouragement throughout the year they attended. Eventually, he stopped running out of class and became the group helper; by the end of the year, he sat in the circles during reading, individual, and group work, and was able to accomplish learning activities and express emotions in an age-appropriate way.

Strong Families

Strong Families is a culturally and linguistically appropriate program designed to provide families with the knowledge and communication skills to improve health, resilience, and family stability while preventing violence and family crisis. Strong Families is based on our unique and holistic approach to engage parents in their child’s education, development, and the community. At weekly sessions 2-hour session in English and Spanish, facilitators guide parents in discussing an issue from a menu of 120+ class topics such as My Kitchen My Choice, Fun and Exercise, Family Parenting, Culture and Mental Health in our Families and Home: A Safe Place to Grow. Topics are chosen by participants and parents, teens, and children participate in concurrent sessions, joining together at the end for reflections. A Community Worker visits each site weekly to provide support, assessments, referrals, and community resources to families that are in crisis or need guidance in accessing other services.

Budget  $181,906.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Population Served Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success 

The objective of Strong Families is to help our families institute positive lifelong changes. During the 17-week session, families will accomplish the following:

· 75% of families will learn to identify early signs of dangerous behaviors in their children and can apply response steps designed for different family functioning levels/abilities.

· 95% of families will graduate from the program with a self-made list of internal and external resources that they can utilize as they confront different life situations.

· Parents not only improve their knowledge, but also implement it in daily life!

Program Long-Term Success 

Through our Strong Families program, Padres Unidos hopes to achieve the following goals:

1. Understand and address internal and external barriers to a healthy family while understanding and maximizing their strengths.

2. Reduce incidents of child abuse and neglect by educating parents on constructive and healthy ways to parent.

3. Recognize and respond to early signs in our families to prevent gang involvement.

4. Re-introduce parents to healthy, culturally sensitive food selections and cooking styles to reduce obesity and improve health in our families.

5. Create a multigenerational culture of community involvement for participating families in which every member has something to contribute.

Program Success Monitored By 

Each session is evaluated using the following specific measurements to determine program outcomes:

· Pre- and post-program tests for increased knowledge and implementation of learned concepts for parents that attend the complete program

· Anecdotal stories

· Satisfaction surveys

· Compliance and attendance records

· Class evaluation tools for internal use to improve programs

Examples of Program Success 

Through our parenting classes, we served a family of immigrants with five children. With the oldest just incarcerated for life, the family was devastated. To prevent their younger children from following the same path, these parents decided to attend our program.

The parents began participating in Strong Families, building the skills they needed to guide their family.

Both parents learned to recognize dysfunctional behaviors and began making positive changes, selecting and enforcing house rules and structuring their family environment. They also began hugging, kissing, and expressing their affection for their children consistently, and provided the supervision and support the children needed to succeed.

Today, all three children are either in college or graduated, and none engaged in drug abuse or criminal behavior. Their parents recently graduated from the Chapman University program, choosing to become Community Workers through the same school one of their daughters just graduated from!

Community Engagement

In 2010, Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies joined forces with Padres Unidos to develop Community Workers Paraprofessional Certificate program. Based in shared goals and the desire to become authentic partners with local communities, schools, teachers, students, and parents, this program has evolved to become a model to build community capacity, affect real change, and make a positive difference.

Participants spend the first year of training with Padres Unidos, working directly with children and families and rotating through different areas and roles. During their second year, participants begin take courses at Chapman University on topics such as leadership, ethics, group dynamics, domestic violence, child abuse, and crisis intervention for paraprofessionals. Once these core courses are successfully completed, the students then take module classes with emphasis in child/teen development, case management, parent educator, and small group facilitation.

Budget  $418,710.00
Category  Community Development, General/Other Organizational Development & Training
Population Served Families Hispanic, Latino Heritage Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

Through our Community Workers program, we have seen the following success:

· Since our inception in 1999, 324 parents and community members have volunteered with Padres Unidos.

· Since the start of the program in 2011, 70 Padres Unidos volunteers received a full scholarship for Chapman University’s two-year Community Workers Paraprofessional Certificate.

· In 2014, 42 individuals graduated with Community Workers Paraprofessional Certificate from Chapman University.

Program Long-Term Success 

Our Community Workers program demonstrates the true mission of Padres Unidos which is to empower community advocacy volunteers to effect change in their local communities, schools, and neighborhoods. We hope that through this program, volunteers will return to their communities and foster self-sufficiency and mutual respect within the communities they serve and make a positive contribution to the lives of its residents.

Since the creation of this program, 70 Padres Unidos volunteers have received full scholarships to the program and in 2014 our second cohort of 42 individuals graduated!

Program Success Monitored By 

Taught at Librería Martínez de Chapman University- the non-profit community hub of Chapman University, coursework is monitored by instructors and Padres Unidos. Volunteers are held to rigorous academic standards; in addition to attending classes, volunteers take exams, perform field work, write papers and complete a professional portfolio. Attendance and grades are tracked to monitor student performance and eligibility for the Community Workers Paraprofessional Certificate.

Examples of Program Success 

When Pedro, a Santa Ana resident, began attending our Strong Families classes, he saw an immediate change in his family. Committed to helping other at-risk families, he and his wife enrolled in our Community Workers Paraprofessional Certificate program. Pedro came to Padres Unidos with a high school education from his native Mexico and a conversational knowledge of the English language. He says he is blessed because this program is offered in his native language and opened a door to an education that was otherwise unavailable to him. He quickly began to excel and graduated in June 2014 as part of the second cohort for the program. He and his wife are now preparing to teach classes in their neighborhood to help other at-risk families.

Services for Families of Youth in the Criminal Justice System

Padres Unidos, in collaboration with the Juvenile Justice System and the Office of Restorative Justice offers five different programs to strengthen families of youth at different levels of the adjudication process.  These programs overarching goals are to improve
communication and cooperation between families, the Probation
Department, the larger juvenile justice system, and their communities.
These programs increase family resilience and promote the reintegration of incarcerated youth into their family and society, while promoting a culture of shared responsibility and education. 
Our Programs:
- Family Support and Information Program: (supply community worker support)
- Parent Outreach and Education Program
Parent and Teen Conjoint Program
Parent Mentor and Ongoing Support Program 
Budget  $208,777.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Increase in knowledge
Program Long-Term Success  In collaboration with the Juvenile Justice System and The Office of Restorative Justice we aim to create a safer Orange County by strengthening families and decreasing recidivism. 
Program Success Monitored By 
The program success is currently measured through two metrics: 1) post-program competency assessments, and 2) participant satisfaction surveys.
The post-program competency is assessed using 26 different competency measures.  In addition we are currently working with Chapman University to develop pre-program assessment survey that will be acceptable for parents whose trust levels may be low at the initial stages of the program.
For the post-participation survey, we use 20 different questions to assess the participant's level of satisfaction in the program
To measure and report upon effectiveness, Padres Unidos also uses exit surveys to assess facilitator performance, class impact, improvement in parent understanding of topics and in parent-child communication, and development of relationships with Juvenile Hall personnel. 
Nevertheless, one of the best indicators of our success has been the dramatic increase in participation by the target families.   
Examples of Program Success 
- Over 400 parents and youths participated in all four program modules
- 140 parents graduated from our Outreach and Education module
- An increase of over 800% in participation in our Outreach and Education program from previous providers
- Doug Sanger, Division Director of Juvenile Hall, stated, "Padres Unidos understands the culture so well - the community.  They are non-judgmental and meet the parents where they are."


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Patricia Huerta Perales MSW
CEO Term Start Apr 2011
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Patricia Huerta Perales began her career in 1986 as a Director for Religious Education increasing the Hispanic Program participation by 400% in three years. In 1996 she began her internship through Catholic Charities where she developed and implemented her first parenting program and the first Padres Unidos Volunteers were born. In 1996 she took the parenting program she developed to the Diocese of Orange and became a Diocese Approved Parenting Program and thus delivered the program to various parishes throughout the County of Orange. In 1999, through a CALSWEC grant, became part of the Healthy Tomorrows team under the Department of Social Services where she became the Parenting Coordinator and implemented her program throughout the elementary schools in Santa Ana. It is here where the program morphed into what it is today as a direct result of the unique community needs. Through her extraordinary community leadership, she increased program participation by 2000% and increased volunteer participation from 18 to 156 members officially recognized by the County Supervisor, Janet Nguyen. In 2010, Patricia accepted the challenge to co-found Padres Unidos and has been the Chief Executive Officer since it's incorporation.        

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
-- -- --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Dr. Timothy Bolin Organizational Development Strategist --
Dr. Robin Frasier Chairman of the Board/Division Director
Supervisor - Supervise as Field instructor MSW and BSW student interns.
Senior Social Worker - Integrated Continuing Services, Special Programs involving drug exposed infants and children. Case management, diagnosis, and interventions with individuals and families with a variety of complex social service problems.
Erika Perales Division Director --
Francisco Perales Youth Program Supervisor --
Dr. Patricia R. Perales Huerta-Meza Division Director, Adult and Youth Forensic Services --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Community Building Award City of Santa Ana 2017


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


Currently we collaborate with elementary schools within the Santa Ana Unified School District, the Orange County Juvenile Justice System, Restorative Justice through the Orange County Catholic Diocese, Chapman University, GEO Reentry Services and the UCI Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 14
Number of Part Time Staff 26
Number of Volunteers 55
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 36
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 34
Male: 6
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Dr. Robin Fraser
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Sept 2016 - Dec 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Don Cardinal Ph.D. -- Voting
Dr. Robin Frasier Ph.D., LCSW County of Orange Dept. of Children and Family Services Voting
Mr. Salvador Hernandez Security, Santa Ana Unified School District Voting
Mrs. Patricia Huerta Perales MSW Padres Unidos Voting
Ms. Judith Magsaysay ME Retired Principal, Santa Ana Unified School District Voting
Mr. Jose Antonio Medina MS SPEC Engineering Voting
Ms. Monica Perales J.D. Pending Voting
Ms. Eleanor Rodriguez ME Principal, Santa Ana Unified School District Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Kim Henry BS SPEC Services, Inc NonVoting
Mr. David Robinson Ph.D. Jesuit Order NonVoting
Ms. Julie E. Stedman Retired --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 5
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

Padres Unidos has seen a huge increase in the need for services to support early education and school readiness for underserved children and families living in Santa Ana and throughout Orange County. Approximately 60% of children in Santa Ana have no early education experience at all, entering kindergarten unprepared and already academically behind. While Padres Unidos serves over 4500 youth and families each year, there are still thousands more youth who need a structured introduction to socio-emotional and academic learning as well as parents who need to be equipped with the tools to become engaged in their child’s early education.

This need is both a challenge and an opportunity as Padres Unidos is stepping in to bridge this educational gap. For example, we are working with the Orange County Access program to develop a program that will work with at-risk youth and their families. Through this and other strategic expansions Padres Unidos will be able to provide even more children and families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $910,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents

2016 Audited Financial Statement

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $985,829 $679,507 $539,796
Total Expenses $918,413 $696,380 $478,971

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$228,589 $679,047 $539,796
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $757,088 $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $152 $460 $0
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events -- $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $0
Other -- $0 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $780,195 $579,580 $391,951
Administration Expense $94,637 $116,800 $87,020
Fundraising Expense $43,581 $0 $0
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.07 0.98 1.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses 85% 83% 82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 19% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $381,630 $140,954 $156,687
Current Assets $381,630 $135,844 $151,162
Long-Term Liabilities $65,000 $8,455 $7,587
Current Liabilities $46,354 $3,523 $3,251
Total Net Assets $270,276 $128,976 $145,849

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 8.23 38.56 46.50

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 17% 6% 5%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

Padres Unidos is in the process of completing our 990 for 2017 fiscal year. It will be completed in November. 

Foundation Comments

 Summary financial data is per the form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions. 


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.