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Centro Comunitario de Educación

 216 N Broadway
 Santa Ana, CA 92701
[P] (714) 973-7900
[F] --
[email protected]
Anaida Colon-Muniz
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Organization DBA Centro Comunitario de Educación
Former Names Chapman College (1990)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-1643992 00001



Mission StatementMORE »

Building vital literacies and cultural competencies that lead to a balanced and higher quality of life for members of the Santa Ana community.

Mission Statement

Building vital literacies and cultural competencies that lead to a balanced and higher quality of life for members of the Santa Ana community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $304,957,625.00
Projected Revenue $320,069,996.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Reading Starts Early Program
  • Teen Mentoring Program
  • Parent Education - Padres Unidos
  • Author/Artist Presentations and Clubs
  • Adult Education-English and Spanish as a Second Language

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Mission Statement

Building vital literacies and cultural competencies that lead to a balanced and higher quality of life for members of the Santa Ana community.

Background Statement

Centro Comunitario de Educación was born from a need for improved education in Santa Ana. Chapman University College of Education believes in the value of cultural and literary educational opportunities for English learners and their families. The educational needs of the Downtown Santa Ana community is great, as the demographics reveal high levels of poverty, limited English proficiency and low level skills and literacy. The local schools struggle to have students and their parents attain high levels of achievement and English. Through the diverse programs and activities at Centro Comunitario de Educación in downtown Santa Ana, California, the University works in concert with the community agencies, non-profits and educational entities to build sustainable programs that help to enrich the lives of those who participate in our programs and events.

Impact Statement

Chapman’s Community Education programs positively impact reading interest in preschoolers. High school student performance in schools is encouraged along with goals in future college and careers. Parents improve their parenting skills through family education.  We are aiming to include additional Reading Starts Early programs for more grade levels.  We are recruiting more students to work as teen mentors to work with the mentees.

Needs Statement

This Community Education Center (Centro Comunitario de Educación) is needed to support the downtown Santa Ana community. The marked difference between the downtown Santa Ana locals and members of many surrounding suburbs is that a significant number of low-income and/or immigrant residents are either not connected to the internet, or maintain a long held belief about the importance of literacy and higher education. The Centro programs offer preschool, elementary, high school and adult education support in an inspirational environment.  We aim to have age-appropriate books available for all who enter the Centro, as well as supplies to assist with our learning programs and the technology used to teach.  

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Please make checks out to "Chapman University"
Gifts may be mailed to:
Chapman University
Attn: Gift Recorder
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866 
If you would like to donate over the phone, please contact the gift recorder, Jami McCoy, at 714-997-6526. 

Geographic Area Served

West Orange County

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Educational Services
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Reading Starts Early Program

This program is designed to foster a love of literacy in pre-school children by using high quality and engaging literature and interesting related presentations and activities

· Establishes a reading schedule where children, their parents and/or preschool teachers participate in story time, songs and movement

· Nurtures a love of reading by preschool children

· Involves faculty and high school to college students in story time on weekdays and Saturdays

· Promotes small group literacy and related activities

· Presents workshops faor readers (parents, teachers, older students) to learn how to become effective storytellers, learn related songs and movement

Provides backpacks with take home books and a parent guide to promote literacy at home
Budget  $33,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Families
Program Short-Term Success  Children acquire a love for books, listening skills, and engage in participation.
Program Long-Term Success  Children become life-long readers. 
Program Success Monitored By  Student attendance, observation, and teacher/parent surveys.
Examples of Program Success  --

Teen Mentoring Program

This program offers high school students meaningful information on how to prepare for college and other post high school opportunities leading to careers. It offers assistance in navigating the secondary educational system, provides information on entrance requirements, supports students in pursuing higher education, mentors high school students based on their distinct needs, establishes a relationship between Chapman University mentors and Santa Ana High Mentees, and enriches the lives of both mentor and mentee through community building activities. It provides workshops on goal-setting, planning, financial literacy, writing, and study skills, holds special guest presentations by college representatives, career representatives, and community leaders to present future options for students, connects with high school counselors to provide on-going support to students and involves mentors and mentees in community based civic engagement projects to improve their community.

Budget  $34,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Guidance & Counseling
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Strong, positive mentor/mentee relationship. Mentees motivated to set and meet academic objectives and future goals
Program Long-Term Success  Mentees are successful in enrolling in college or other career training and graduating
Program Success Monitored By  Mentor and Mentee pre and post program questionnaire. Counselor input.
Examples of Program Success  --

Parent Education - Padres Unidos

Padres Unidos is a community-based parent education group providing simultaneous parenting and small child development as well as family support. Padres Unidos provides counseling workshops to help parents navigate the educational system and support their children from elementary school to college prep. An important purpose of their program modules is to strengthen family participation In the education of their children, resulting in quality outcomes for the family and the community at large. Trained community workers survey Santa Ana families to determine areas of need and provide assistance in navigating the education system.

· Strengthens the family through parent education
· Supports preschool and school aged children
· Builds stronger communities
· Creates safer communities
· Supports healthier communities
Budget  $33,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults Families Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success  Parents gain effective parenting family skills and ways to support their children
Program Long-Term Success  More stable supportive families with happy, successful school children
Program Success Monitored By  Attendance & participation; focus groups, surveys , observation and recording
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Author/Artist Presentations and Clubs

This program is dedicated to events in reading and the arts to encourage community literacy and creativity.  Well known and novice authors and artists exhibit their work and give talks to local and educational community. The presentations are organized to provide each artist and author an opportunity to talk about their talent and work and to answer questions about their process. Small receptions are held on occasion to help participants mingle with the authors and artists. These presentations also spur reading clubs, poetry groups and other community efforts.

Budget  $32,000.00
Category  Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Population Served Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success  Participation/attendance by community, increased interest in the arts and reading
Program Long-Term Success  Expose community to art and literature; increased literacy and arts appreciation
Program Success Monitored By  Attendance/participation; photo diaries; letters, emails, media exposure and personal reflections.
Examples of Program Success  --

Adult Education-English and Spanish as a Second Language

Several adult education programs are offered at the Centro, including English as a Second Language classes through a partnership with Santa Ana College, at no charge to the college.

A new course using faculty from Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies, offers Spanish as a Second Language Classes for parents of children participating in Spanish/English bilingual programs in Orange County schools.

· Builds the second language capacity of local adults in English and Spanish
· Supports students by preparing adults in language skills
· Builds better inter-language and intercultural relationships in Santa Ana and vicinity
· Creates improved communication for day to day
· Supports healthier communities
Budget  $34,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Tutorial Programs
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Community Adults acquire improved skills in their second or third language
Program Long-Term Success  Proficiency in English and Spanish
Program Success Monitored By  Attendance & participation; questionnaire; course assessments
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CEO/Executive Director Dr. Anaida Colon-Muniz
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CEO Email [email protected]
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 2
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Staff Demographics

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Plans & Policies

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Management Succession Plan No
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Risk Management Provisions

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

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses


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Foundation Comments



Board Chair Dr. Margaret Grogan
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Donna Attallah -- --
Dr. Anaida Colon-Muniz -- --
Mac Morante -- --

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Youth Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
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Gender Female: 3
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

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Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
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CEO Comments


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Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year June 01, 2016 to May 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $320,069,996.00
Projected Expenses $304,957,625.00
Form 990s

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $40,623 $195,536 $8,083
Total Expenses $194,000 $194,000 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$27,950 $81,864 $6,000
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions $12,673 $113,672 $2,083
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
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Program Expense $194,000 $194,000 --
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Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.21 1.01 inf
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Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

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Percentage(If selected) 4%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
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CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

This organization is a part of Chapman University. The financial data provided in the charts and graphs for the previous three years reflects this organization's operations, while the posted 990s reflect Chapman University's operations. The organization does record asset information separate from the university. Summary financial data is per the financials and consultation with the organization.


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