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Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation

 2501 W. 5th Street
 Santa Ana, CA 92703
[P] (714) 543-3711 x 244
[F] (714) 543-2399
[email protected]
Yanet Gonzalez
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Organization DBA Edward B. Cole Sr. Academy
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 77-0601589 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

Templo Calvario CDC works with key communities and stakeholders to unite, build, and transform communities.

Mission Statement

Templo Calvario CDC works with key communities and stakeholders to unite, build, and transform communities.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $5,493,641.00
Projected Revenue $5,570,183.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Santa Ana Parent Project
  • Edward B. Cole Sr. Academy
  • Mobilizing Faith
  • Banking on Our Youth (BOY)

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Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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Mission Statement

Templo Calvario CDC works with key communities and stakeholders to unite, build, and transform communities.

Background Statement


Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation (TCCDC) located in Santa Ana, CA, is part of a ninety-year-old history of compassion. Templo Calvario Church, one of the largest Latino congregations in America, launched the CDC in 2003 in an effort to better serve a city hit hard by poverty, unemployment, and low educational achievement. Over the years, thousands of families have been assisted by our work in the areas of education, family services, and economic development. Our efforts have attracted the attention of the media, foundations, national organizations and various governmental agencies. 

Impact Statement

Santa Ana Parent Project – Transforming families

Operates in 32 SAUSD Schools

We train an average of 900 parents a year

2,853 students impacted

4,300 volunteers hours

Program has been proven to be evidence-based by a third party firm

Edward B. Cole Sr. Academy – Beacon in the community

435 students served

302 families served

Lowered crime and violence rate in the community

Community events opened to the public

Connects parents with other resources and service agencies

First graduating class students graduated from four-year universities in 2016.

Banking on Our Youth (BOY)

$10,500 awarded in college scholarships in 2016

$15,750 awarded in college savings accounts funds

45 computers awarded to all students

45 business plans completed 

Mobilizing Faith

The Love Santa Ana initiative- mobilizes churches, community groups, and business community groups to work together to bring beauty, hope, transformation to some of the most challenged areas of the City of Santa Ana.

Kingdom Group - Bridges gaps between faith, community, and government leaders for the purpose of bettering the city.

Goals for 2017-2018:

Launch the Family Financial Empowerment Center

Increase the number of schools participating in the Santa Ana Parent Project to 34 schools

Successfully graduate all 45 students participating in the Banking On Our Youth Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Program

Launch the STEAM program at EBC Academy

Needs Statement

Templo Calvario CDC is in need of the following:

STEAM program for our K-5 Charter School

Director for our Family Financial Empowerment Center

Volunteers in the following areas:

  • School events- working with our kids and families
  • Professional training on public speaking and presentations – working with our Parent Leaders
  • School Uniforms for our k-5 students
  • Mentors for our high school program Banking on Our Youth

CEO Statement

I am extremely grateful to have a board of directors and staff members that always have the right attitude in addressing challenges in our community. Half of our city’s population is foreign-born. Over ninety percent of the youth in our school district qualify for the free and reduce lunch program. This picture may be troubling for many, but for our team, it’s an opportunity to dig deep and partner with local stakeholders and those that support us and believe for many life-changing opportunities.

Our programs go to the heart of the issue with the belief that change will take place. With this attitude we see true change taking place every day. We believe in our city, our families and our city’s youth!

Rev. Lee de León

Board Chair Statement

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

To donate online please visit: To donate by check, please mail it to: Templo Calvario CDC 2501 W. 5th St. Santa Ana, CA 92703 If you have questions about making a gift (including cash, in-kind donations, legacy gifts, or leaving Templo Calvario CDC in your will) please contact Yanet Gonzalez by emailing [email protected] or calling 714.543.3711 x244.

Geographic Area Served

West Orange County
Central Orange County
North Orange County
Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation primarily serves the City of Santa Ana and its neighboring cities.

Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community & Neighbourhood Development
  2. Education - Charter Schools
  3. Religion- Related - Christianity



Santa Ana Parent Project

The Santa Ana Parent Project uses a 13-week course to increase parent involvement in their children’s development. The project operates in 32 schools within the Santa Ana Unified School District. Parents who complete the course demonstrate the capacity to improve their children’s social and emotional development, increasing the chance that these at-risk youth will grow into healthy, capable adults. The program curriculum we utilize, “Raising Highly Capable Kids,” is an evidence-based, bilingual program developed to build stronger and healthier families by empowering parents with the confidence, tools, and skills they need to raise healthy, caring and responsible kids. The program is based on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets. These assets are structured in eight general learning areas, including family support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies and positive identity. When children have more of these healthy building blocks or assets in their lives, they tend to stay away from harmful behaviors while investing more in the healthy ones. Our goal is to reinforce these 40 principles within families and optimize their children's chances for a better life, positive mental health state, emotional wellbeing, education, and career. If we properly equip and empower the parents, in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner, it will provide them with a strong familial foundation, which serves as protection against the risks of unemployment, homelessness, gang involvement and domestic abuse.

Budget  $130,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success 

Children whose parents participated in the program were observed by their parents to have changed and acquired assets as a result of parents changing their behaviors. Parents reported their children used time more constructively, were more motivated to learn, had stronger positive values, learned to plan ahead, felt better prepared to resist peer pressure, and assumed a more positive identity.


Program Long-Term Success 

Program a Long-term success for the Santa Ana Parent Project would mean that families in Santa Ana are stronger and that as a result of that, children are thriving. Some specific long-term successes for the Parent Project include: Decrease in Child Protective incidents, decreased high school drop-out rate and less gang involvement and juvenile arrests. We envisioned a safer city and a capable workforce that is prepared to compete with our technology-driven economy.

Program Success Monitored By  Pre and post tests are collected of each parent participating in the classes.
Examples of Program Success 

“I think it’s really critical we give parents the tools they need so they can be supportive of their children. It’s the cornerstone for our children being successful, not only academically but just to be able to manage life.”

-Eleanor Rodriguez, Principal, King Elementary

“The classes helped me mature as a person and a mother. And that’s what I didn’t have, that maturity. It has changed me. Now, I am a good mother.”

-Mother, Santa Ana, CA

“The classes helped me learn how to treat other; how to treat my wife and children better. And now I’m another person: a good person. My life has changed completely. It’s an excellent program.”

-Father, Santa Ana, CA

Edward B. Cole Sr. Academy

About EBC Academy

Edward B. Cole, Sr. Academy is an initiative of Templo Calvario CDC. Opening its doors in September 2003, EBC Academy is a k-5 public charter elementary school that has established itself as an essential academic element of the community in which it serves. Located in an economically distressed Federal Empowerment Zone of Santa Ana, CA. Designed to meet the educational needs of a community consisting predominately of non-English speaking, low income, and Latino families. Our Mission, Vision, and Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs) target a community needing both support and opportunities to make necessary changes that will enable them to become 21-century learners.

EBC has a commitment to FAMILY. The school has developed an obligation to support and inform students of their academic progress and to remain transparent and approachable, encourage discussion, and develop deeper relationships.

EBC has a commitment to SCHOOL. The school has developed the attitude that it must be responsive to the needs of the students and develop programs to enhance student achievement.

EBC has a commitment to COMMUNITY. The school believes that the student must be responsible to the community and to develop students that are ethical, honest, and respectful to others.

Budget  $2,700,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
By the end of each school year, students will successfully advance to their next grade level. 
Through EBC's parent involvement contract, parents will become more engaged in their children's education. 
At the end of each school year, the neighborhood that EBC serves will be highly engaged and successful in bringing community transformation. 
Program Long-Term Success 
90% of EBC students attending college. 
Program Success Monitored By 
Program success is periodically evaluated by teacher and student assessments. In addition, parents are highly encouraged to provide EBC teachers with feedback about their child's personal learning plan.
Examples of Program Success 
EBC Academy currently serves 435 students. 
EBC Academy has a 75% parent engagement.

Mobilizing Faith


Kingdom Group is a coalition of faith-based leaders (elected officials, business leaders, community leaders and local pastors) committed to the peace and prosperity of our city.

They have launched the following city-wide initiatives:

Love Santa Ana

The Love Santa Ana Initiative mobilizes churches, community groups and the business community to work together to bring beauty, hope, and transformation to some of the most challenged areas of the City of Santa Ana. This is accomplished through different beautification and service projects done throughout the community on a large scale.

Neighbor To Neighbor

Love Santa Ana Initiative is helping to transform our community in huge ways, but there is so much more to community change than significant initiatives.

We believe that the most impactful change happens when we empower people to be the change in their own neighborhood.

Neighbor to Neighbor brings residents throughout Santa Ana, block by block, to gather with their neighbors and help facilitate true community. We help organize ideas and events and provide information and tools to empower people to host community gatherings.

To learn more about this work contact: Erika Benavides at [email protected]

Budget  $10,000
Category  Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Population Served Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success  Short term success for our mobilizing faith Initiative is based on being able to create dialogue among faith groups, elected officials and community leaders to solve current city challenges. 
Program Long-Term Success  For the faith community of Santa Ana to gather around the issues that affect our city, to be relevant in the life of the city through strategic partnerships that bring real and tangible transformation to the city. 
Program Success Monitored By  The Mobilizing faith Initiative success is monitored by tracking strategic goals. 
Examples of Program Success 
Through the Santa Ana Kingdom group churches have been able to connect to work together in various efforts.Through the support of other nonprofits in the city, churches are aware of the different issues affecting the city and are empowered to do more. 
Examples of some successes:
• Willard neighborhood beautified through LOVE Santa Ana
• Eastside neighborhood  beautified through LOVE Santa Ana
• Pico-Lowell neighborhood beautified through LOVE Santa Ana

Banking on Our Youth (BOY)


The mission of Banking on Our Youth (BOY) is to help the youth of Santa Ana improve their understanding of financial concepts and services and empower them to make right decisions that will positively impact their financial well-being.

BOY gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in a year-long program that is taught by program staff, local business and community partners. The program gives students the opportunity to hear and learn how financial principles play out in real-life businesses and local organizations.

TCCDC believes that for those young people who participate and graduate from the program, life will be better due to the knowledge and practices they will acquire. Not only will students gain knowledge that will benefit them on a daily basis, but they will also build relationships that can stay with them for a lifetime.

Budget  $128,860.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

** 30 new business people, funders or experts will become expert volunteers in the Banking on our Youth program.

* 75% of youth will complete the Banking on our Youth program.

* 90% of youth who previously did not plan to attend college, will choose to attend college as a result of the program.

* 100% of youth will create a long-term financial plan and budget.

* 30 students will develop business or non-profit projects.

Program Long-Term Success 

*An Increase of Youth Making Wise Financial Decisions – post program youth are exhibiting growth in financial health.

*Increased Youth in Business Sector - Post program youth are participating in workforce in Santa Ana

*More Youth Decisions for Higher Learning – youth in our program exhibit value of higher education by graduating high school and pursuing higher education opportunities

*Increased Impact on Santa Ana Youth – As a result of our Banking on Youth program we will be one resource in the collective impact pool supporting and empowering Santa Ana youth.

Program Success Monitored By 

The Banking on our Youth program manager, with the assistance of an external evaluation team, will be in charge of the evaluation process and ensure that the program is meeting all critical elements, goals and objectives during its implementation. Specifically, a pre- and post-test in the form of a questionnaire is administered to all participants at regular intervals to assess program progress. Parents also have an opportunity to present subjective reflection on their achievements, and acquisition of skills and knowledge from their participation in the program. To further validate the program a team of business leaders, educators and financial experts will evaluate the program based on completion rate, assessment indicated growth as well as two year tracking plan for students who participated.

Examples of Program Success 
*TCCDC awarded $21,000.00 in college scholarships to 21 students during its first conference. 
*TCCDC has had a growing interest from corporations and individuals who wish to participate in the program as funders, mentors or teachers.
*TCCDC has received numerous requests from parents who wish to enroll their children in the BOY program. 


CEO/Executive Director Rev. Lee de Leon
CEO Term Start May 2003
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Rev. Lee de León is the founding President/CEO of an emerging community development corporation (CDC) in the city of Santa Ana, California.  This CDC is a faith-based non-profit organization established by Templo Calvario, a church that has an 85 year long history of compassion.

Under Rev. de León’s leadership the CDC has received national recognition as a promising practice by foundations, the federal government and other organizations.

For over 30 years, Rev. de León has been actively involved in ministry to communities in need.  He has served as a pastor, church planter, non-profit director and founder and cofounder of several humanitarian organizations and partnerships.

Rev. de León received his education at California Baptist University and at Azusa Pacific University (C.P. Haggard School of Theology).


  • Founder of Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation (2002)
  • Founder of Eleazar Partnerships (2000)
  • National Director of Convoy of Hope (1995-2000)
  • Founder of Mission Christian Center (1989) 
  • Founder of Obras de Amor (ministry of Templo Calvario Church) (1981)


  • Eleazar Partnerships Inc., President
  • Templo Calvario Fellowship, Ordained Minister
  • Santa Ana Workforce Investment Board, Board Member
  • Bread for the World, Board Member
  • Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Partner
  • Coastal Communities Hospital, Board Member

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
-- -- --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Yanet Gonzalez Executive Director of Development --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --



Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 44
Number of Part Time Staff 13
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 19
Hispanic/Latino: 34
Native American/American Indian: 1
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 42
Male: 15
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Paul Tapia
Board Chair Company Affiliation Union Bank
Board Chair Term July 2013 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Oralia Aguilera Santa Ana Unified School District Voting
Rev. Lee de Leon Templo Calvario CDC Voting
Daniel de León Templo Calvario inc. Voting
Ana Gonzalez Santa Unified School District Voting
Sandra Ortega Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Voting
Paul Tapia Union Bank Voting
Stanley Villanueva -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 7
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Education
  • Finance


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $5,570,183.00
Projected Expenses $5,493,641.00
Form 990s

2016 TCCDC 990 Form

2015 TCCDC 990 Form

2014 TCCDC 990 Form

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents

2016 Financials 2016

2015 Financials 2015

2014 Financials 2014

2011 TCCDC Audit 2011

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $5,156,084 $4,053,465 $3,278,188
Total Expenses $3,997,249 $3,591,145 $2,933,358

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$174,181 $212,765 $52,490
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $0 $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 $0
Earned Revenue $4,967,540 $3,833,137 $3,221,122
Investment Income, Net of Losses $14,363 $7,563 $4,576
Membership Dues $0 $0 $0
Special Events $0 $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind $0 $0 $0
Other $0 $0 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $3,531,534 $3,100,633 $2,352,947
Administration Expense $405,584 $470,444 $580,411
Fundraising Expense $60,131 $20,068 $0
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.29 1.13 1.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses 88% 86% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 35% 9% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $3,904,609 $2,979,435 $2,246,969
Current Assets $3,552,489 $2,853,667 $2,230,260
Long-Term Liabilities $2,034 $6,697 $10,600
Current Liabilities $206,466 $435,464 $161,415
Total Net Assets $3,696,109 $2,537,274 $2,074,954

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 17.21 6.55 13.82

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
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


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

DBA Edward B. Cole Academy (2008)

No Other Documents currently available.