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Orange County Congregation Community Organization

 310 W Broadway
 Anaheim, CA 92805
[P] (714) 491-0771
[F] --
www.occcopico.org
[email protected]
Miguel Hernandez
FOUNDED: --
INCORPORATED: 1978
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Organization DBA OCCCO
Former Names Orange County Sponsoring Committee (1978)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 95-3196836 --

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

To develop transformational leaders within diverse, multi-cultural, interfaith communities who together have the power to shape equitable public policy throughout Orange County.

Mission Statement

To develop transformational leaders within diverse, multi-cultural, interfaith communities who together have the power to shape equitable public policy throughout Orange County.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $590,000.00
Projected Revenue $600,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Economic Equity and Homelessness
  • Education Policy
  • Immigration Reform
  • Restorative Justice
  • Democracy in Our Cities.

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Overview


Mission Statement

To develop transformational leaders within diverse, multi-cultural, interfaith communities who together have the power to shape equitable public policy throughout Orange County.

Background Statement

Inspired by their faith, along with a deep commitment to social justice, John Baumann and Jerry Helfrich started an organization called PICO in Northern California that adopted a neighborhood organizing focus. After a few years, their model morphed from neighborhood to faith-based organizing, working with congregations. PICO and its affiliates operate within a congregation-based model of organizing.

In 1985, OCCCO became an affiliate of PICO. Before that, OCCCO was the Santa Ana Neighborhood Organization (SANO). Santa Ana is the oldest city in Orange County. It is also the center, both geographically and politically—county offices are in Santa Ana. OCCCO’s roots, then, are firmly planted in the oldest city at the center of Orange County. For a long, long time OCCCO has been a voice for justice at the heart of the expansion and development of Orange County.

Our first major organizational win was in the late-80s. We worked with the city and local leaders to create the Delhi Community Center. In 2001 Delhi broke ground, constructing a new, state-of-the-art facility. In all the years before, between, and after this important victory we have organized for change in Orange County. We are now in 5 cities and work with 15 different congregations.

Impact Statement

Our vision is an Orange County where all people live with dignity and thrive.

Needs Statement

Increase donations from individual donors: OCCCO has a three-year plan for fund development, and is focused on increasing individual donations by 10% annually.  Strategies include: Annual Gala, major donor solicitation, annual appeals such as participation in Giving Tuesday, social media campaigns, and more.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Individuals or groups interested in supporting OCCCO can volunteer as community leaders and attend local meetings, community forums, and training events. Those seeking to support monetarily can make donations through our webpage (paypal) or by sending checks to the office as well. 

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Orange County
OCCCO works with 15 congregations and civic groups in 5 cities throughout Orange County, CA - Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and Costa Mesa.

Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Voter Education/ Registration
  2. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Alliances & Advocacy

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Programs


Economic Equity and Homelessness

For leaders to convene, strategize and execute actions with public officials to raise awareness about the lack of affordable housing in Orange County. To transform our housing system to a system that is committed to Dignity for all.
Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  1-1s, research meetings, and public forums, town halls, candidates forums, peaceful demonstrations, action alerts, city hall, vigils, rallies, marches.
Program Long-Term Success  1. Mobilize over 500 residents in multiple cities to integrate a plan for addressing homelessness 3. Put initiatives on the 2020 ballot that dignify and help our homeless neighbors 2. Support the city to implement a 10-year plan that will lead to the end of homelessness in Orange County.
Program Success Monitored By  Internal reporting, sign-in sheets at meetings and events, post-action reporting process, partner and coalition meetings and check in's and impact on target community.
Examples of Program Success  The Board of Supervisors of the city of Anaheim allocates a committed, constant, amount of funding from the city budget to work towards ending homelessness in the City of Anaheim. Policies are put into play that represent and resolve the needs and issues faced by our homeless neighbors. Community leaders increase their base of follower who are advocating for the end of homelessness in Orange County.

Education Policy

Organize communities to improve the quality of education in Orange County. Educate parents and community leaders about the importance of being civically engaged which leads to justly implementing the best practices that will benefit our education system. Develop groups that support each other towards the complete of a much needed transformation of our school system.
Budget  $120,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Children's Rights
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success  1. Increased parent involvement and engagement in various schools in Santa Ana. 2. Advocate for policies that ensures continuous, equitable funding serves to benefit English language learners, foster care and low income youth. 3. Grow our base of schools who are committed to transformation.
Program Long-Term Success  1. Permanently Increase the amount of funding for education in Anaheim and Santa Ana by 30% 2. Limit cuts to administrative staffing - janitors, nurses, librarians, councelors, etc. wages 3. Develop infrastructure that will improve student achievement and work-readiness upon graduation in Santa Ana's persistently low-performing schools.
Program Success Monitored By  Internal reporting, sign-in sheets at meetings and events, post-action reporting process, number of parent leaders and graduation rates.
Examples of Program Success  Parents lead successful advocacy efforts for the SAUSD. Parents work with teachers and counselors to help students attain the utmost success. The School Districts of Orange County better allocate funding from the city budget to schools that are persistently low-performing.

Immigration Reform

To work arduously developing leaders who will continue to advocate for policies that ensure immigrants live in dignity, not fear. To prevent protection of our Immigrant communities from being revoked. To reconstruct our failing Immigration System into one that gives dignity to all.

Budget  $120,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Immigrants' Rights
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

Lead immigrant rights forums, organize press conferences, marches and coordinate solidarity events, collect signatures and support cards for policy change, make phone calls to state legislators, IVE work in the districts of Orange County, and travel to Capitol hill.

Program Long-Term Success 

Develop a task force with the school districts of Orange County to ensure that sanctuary policy is implemented with fidelity. 2. Work with Fullerton and Anaheim to pass future policies that protect immigrant and refugee and place parents at ease regarding ICE surveillance and deportation. 3. Restructure the immigration system that is failing our community.

Program Success Monitored By  Internal reporting, sign-in sheets at meetings and events, post-action reporting process
Examples of Program Success 

Organize a variety of Immigration Rights Forums in communities of color with high turn out in attendance. Develop community leaders that support local and national approaches in advocating for immigration reform. Pass bills and hold officials responsible for protecting the dignity of the communities they represent. Restructuring the Immigration System into one that is dignifying and humane.


Restorative Justice

To organize communities for improvement in the quality of education in Orange County. To develop a common analysis on violence in all its forms (direct, structural and cultural) in our communities and create a collaborative peace plan that is guided by our faith values which seeks to change hearts and minds, policies and dominant narratives that contribute to racist and oppressive systems in Orange County. To educate parents and leaders about the importance of being civically engaged which leads to just implementation of best practices that will benefit our education system.
Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Ethnic Groups' Rights & Racial Equality
Population Served At-Risk Populations Offenders/Ex-Offenders Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Building relationships with community through 1-1's, LOC meetings, Community meetings, the development of the School Climate Committee and research meetings with systems leaders and policy makers.
Program Long-Term Success  1. Policies for a healthy education system 2. Restorative justice programs that are run by the County of Orange 3. A cultural shift in police relations with communities of color. 4. Complete transformation of the environment in our schools
Program Success Monitored By  Success is measured quantitatively by the number of group and 1-1 meetings with community members and Restorative justice community workers. We measure the qualitative indicators by the number of people feeling empowered to tell their stories and speak to policy makers about the change they wish to see.
Examples of Program Success  Parents at High Schools in Orange County advocate at the local and state level to impact the Local Control Funding Formula and commit to ensure equitable funding continues to benefit English language learners, foster care and low income youth. A complete transformation of the environment in our schools where schools are the foundation of building and molding productive future leaders that contribute to the growth of our Community.

Democracy in Our Cities.

To connect with voters outside of the traditional election cycles through an effort of Integrated Voter Engagement. To continuously engage our community and elected officials. To lead campaigns for initiatives that address the injustices within our communities. To advocate and pass policies that better or communities.

Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Minorities
Program Short-Term Success  Trainings on how to canvass, phone bank or collect signatures for petitions. Build coalitions to help promote civic engagement. Volunteer campaigns that activate the community to get involved. 
Program Long-Term Success  Increased level of accountability of community members and improvement of transparency of cities in Orange County. The California Voter Rights Act will be respected all Orange County cities. The responsibility of Civic Involvement & Engagement will be an adopted part of every community member understanding of their participation in their community.  
Program Success Monitored By 
Meetings with Shift in policy by OC Cities and the Voter Activation Network, Meetings with other partners and allies, Research Meetings with community leaders and members, Check ins and follow ups with CVE Tables of Orange County.
Examples of Program Success 

Each year new community members register to vote. During Presidential Election years 30% of registered voters in cities of low income go out to the polls and vote. During IVE campaigns 50,000 voters are contacted to Get out the vote. Supporters of community transformation initiatives and propositions are identified. By 2048 100% of registered low-income communities of color get out and vote.


Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr Miguel Hernandez
CEO Term Start June 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience 5 years as a community organizer for education policy reform. 15 years as community leader and teacher. 3 years as OCCCO's Executive Director

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mrs. Deborah Phares Jan 2001 June 2014

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Miguel Hernandez Executive Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
OC Partnership 2014

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 4
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 250
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 5
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 1 (Biracial)
Gender Female: 4
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

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 Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Jan Meslin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Tapestry UCC
Board Chair Term Jan 2015 -
Board Co-Chair Enrique Bravo
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2015 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Enrique Bravo Member / leader --
Ms. Ana Leticia Hernandez -- --
Rusty Kennedy Secretary Voting
Linda Lehnkering Member / leader --
Jan Meslin Member / leader Voting
Rosalia Pinon Member / leader Voting
Hermelindo Saldana Member / leader --
Herlinda Sandoval Member / leader Voting
Mrs. Juana Trejo Member / leader --
Ms. Ruchi Warrior -- --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 5
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 75%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Finance

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $600,000.00
Projected Expenses $590,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 2013 OCCCO TAX 990

2012 2012 OCCCO TAX 990

Audit Documents

2016 Audit

2011 2011 Audit

2011 2011 Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $673,091 $274,699 $846,686
Total Expenses $682,473 $527,982 $677,804

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$543,466 $265,880 $845,364
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue -- $2,364 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $44 $159 $263
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $19,342 $6,296 $0
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $0
Other $110,239 $-6,296 $1,059

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $513,810 $397,067 $530,322
Administration Expense $84,335 $65,462 $73,745
Fundraising Expense $84,328 $65,453 $73,737
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.99 0.52 1.25
Program Expense/Total Expenses 75% 75% 78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 15% 24% 9%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $458,151 $455,087 $734,012
Current Assets $458,151 $455,087 $734,012
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 $0
Current Liabilities $22,482 $10,036 $35,678
Total Net Assets $435,669 $445,051 $698,334

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 20.38 45.35 20.57

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
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? Yes

CEO Comments

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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.

Documents


Other Documents

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