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Latin Business Institute

 2617 W. 5th Street, #204
 Santa Ana, CA 92703
[P] (714) 6968772
[F] --
latinbusinessinstitute.net
[email protected]
Celia Garcia
FOUNDED: 1997
INCORPORATED: 1997
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0823623 --

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to help break the cycle of poverty by providing access to equal opportunity to disenfranchised communities seeking better employment, education and personal development to forge their way into a global economy using 21st Century skill sets.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help break the cycle of poverty by providing access to equal opportunity to disenfranchised communities seeking better employment, education and personal development to forge their way into a global economy using 21st Century skill sets.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $144,000.00
Projected Revenue $144,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Latin Business Institute

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Our mission is to help break the cycle of poverty by providing access to equal opportunity to disenfranchised communities seeking better employment, education and personal development to forge their way into a global economy using 21st Century skill sets.

Background Statement

Latin Business Institute since its incorporation has provided ESL/VESL classes, citizenship and civics, financial literacy, and served as an IRCA site for immigrants through partnerships. It has operated as an advocacy organization and partnered with existing organizations in providing educational and workforce development services to disenfranchised communities, including immigrants in Orange County.

Impact Statement

Immigrant populations within the United States face what seems insurmountable obstacles toward their achieving a path to citizenship.  In their way are legislative and bureaucratic limitations to their integration and civic engagement.  On an individual and personal development level is their socio-economic disenfranchisement and limited language proficiency which impacts employment advancement opportunities. According to census data, Orange County has a population of 3.1 million and about 30% of the region's population are immigrants, the majority living in or near the northern core of the County. Thus LBIs mission and focus has impacted the region in the following manner.

Previous accomplishments:

1.  LBI through its neighborhood by neighborhood school initiative has served eligible English Language Learner immigrant adult students and their children  to acquire English Language and basic and workplace skills proficiencies. 
2. LBI assisted in directing families to enroll their children in alternative schools in their community.
3. LBI is developing a state of the art computer lab with 21st Century equipment to assist immigrant communities in their education and employment endeavors and to integrate into U.S. society.

Present and future activities:

1. LBI  is initiating a capacity building campaign to provide scholarships to  interested students wishing to enroll in LBI instructional and workforce development programs.
2. LBI is continuing to evolve digital learning into our immigrant communities by developing an online blended learning and "brick and mortar" effort. By using computer and smart devices immigrant communities will develop English Language skills and workplace, business skills that will help them attain immigration and entrepreneurial skills necessary in successful environments.

Needs Statement

A. LBI is developing  state of the art 20 station computer lab and mobile computer carts and mobile devices  that will be used to impart 21st Century job skills and language acquisition skills. Capacity building and operational  funds are currently being sought from foundations, public agencies such as WIOA and California Department of Education, businesses and individuals.  Edison International has provided 5 refurbished laptops to date and an aggressive computer donation campaign is underway. $50,000.

B. LBI is collaborating with neighborhood agencies and schools who wish to establish ESL classes at their school sites.  Some classes may be third party arrangements and others are scholarship student based. Schools demonstrate parent involvement compliance and parents and students benefit in English language development and employment information. $20,000
C. Also sought are training and management funding for qualified and experienced individuals to assist in developing capacity and training in the following areas via paid and volunteer positions:  Office Management, Curriculum Development, Support Services,  Information Technology, Business Skills, and Online Instructors. $200,000

D. Area businesses with 1-4 employees wishing to access free weekly business skills training in Spanish and English, may enroll for the workshops. These workshops provides business and entrepreneurial training in Spanish to the Spanish speaking entrepreneur.  $100,000

CEO Statement

We are seeking like minded individuals to join Latin Business Institute in helping develop capacity to serve immigrant populations in Orange County. Join our efforts to fund raise and to serve. We are focusing on immigrant service preparation. Latin Business Institute is developing BIA certification opportunities, hiring teachers, and serving low income communities. We are especially seeking individuals with IT technology skills to help develop our online programs. 

Board Chair Statement

Non profit fundraising can be a challenge! Especially when serving significant segments of our population.   I encourage interested individuals to participate as board members and/or  to help fund raise for this exemplary organization and its various projects. 

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Participate in Latin Business Institute's active business and community round table and advisorycommittees. Financially support a special scholarship program in which mentor sponsors are sought to provide financial scholarships to interested adult and youth students who are upgrading language and vocational skills. 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
The Latin Business Institute primary office is located in Santa Ana, California.  However, programs are offered at any  community that is addressing immigrant, education and employment, workplace needs. Technology mobility allows us to decentralize systems and classes efficiently.   

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Vocational & Technical Schools
  2. Employment - Vocational Counseling/ Guidance/Testing
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Management & Technical Assistance

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Programs


Latin Business Institute

A. LBI is developing a state of the art 20 station computer lab and mobile computer carts that will be used to impart 21st Century job skills and language acquisition skills to immigrant adults and students. Capacity building and operational funds are currently being sought from foundations,and public agencies such as WIOA and California Department of Education; businesses and individuals. Edison International has provided 5 refurbished laptop computers to date and an aggressive new computer and donation campaign is underway. We are also seeking donated equipment,  computers, laptops, mobile devices for this project.  $50,000.
 
B. LBI is collaborating with neighborhood schools who wish to establish ESL classes at their school sites. Some classes may be third party arrangements and others are scholarship student based. Schools demonstrate parent involvement compliance. Parents and students benefit by acquiring English language development and employment information. $30,000
 
C. Also sought are training and management funding for qualified and experienced individuals to assist in developing capacity and training in the following areas via paid and volunteer positions: Office Management, Curriculum Development, Support Services, Information Technology, Business Skills, and Online Instructors. $200,000
 
D. Area businesses with 1-4 employees wishing to access free weekly business skills training in Spanish and English, may enroll for the workshops. These workshops provides business and entrepreneurial training in Spanish to the Spanish speaking entrepreneur. $100,000
 
Budget  $380,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Partnerships in Education
Population Served Adults Hispanic, Latino Heritage Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees
Program Short-Term Success 
A.  LBI will develop stronger collaborative relationships with the area schools, colleges, universities and community organizations.
B.  LBI will service eligible limited English proficient immigrants and shall outreach and integrate over skilled immigrant English Language learners to acquire English Language proficiencies and workplace literacy to advance their employment opportunities. 
C.  LBI will develop, implement and sustain ESL and VESL classes for Spanish speaking small business owners, first time and incumbent workers in Orange County.
D. LBI will develop a community based systemic educational an employment process that will be accessible to anyone wishing to learn, earn and advance forward. 
Program Long-Term Success  Today's rapid technological changes taking place forces the American educational system with the difficult choice of providing increased educational opportunities without increased budgets.  Programs that feature contextual education formats are answering this challenge. Contextual education is a directed system or process connecting learners with educational resources through real world situations.  LBI provides its immigrant and non-immigrant clients with a contextual education, computer literacy and distance online learning.  In so doing, LBI provides educational access to learners not enrolled in educational institutions (or not able to extend services to immigrants)  and can augment the learning opportunities of current learners by combining the two modalities. The LBI Center will feature an online world language component that will be accessible to all wanting to learn world languages, basic skills, vocational skills and professional certifications.
Program Success Monitored By 
The protocols or tools to be used in capturing data are:
 
1.  Internal Microsoft, Excel, Word and Access data bases.
2. Mandated data compilation protocols from funders.
3. Monthly, Quarterly, Annual Management by Objectives, Action Plans, program evaluations and data base.
4. Chronological maps, bar graphs, pie charts and other digital data portfolios. 
 
Examples of Program Success 
A.  Develop 21st Century tools and educational systems. An ongoing computer lab development process is underway and is resulting in donated and new equipment, website system development, web design, Facebook, crowdfunding, online fund development.
 
B. ESL/VESL class development and implementation at LBI center and schools. Twenty students enrolled in a 26 week ESL and job search class. Effective best practices, evaluation and next steps going forward have been learned and implemented.
 
C. Project based organizational and management capacity training is being conducted and completed by management staff to ensure LBI capacity to deliver services to targeted populations. Leadership volunteer (paid and unpaid) teams are formed.
 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Celia Garcia
CEO Term Start Sept 1997
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Celia Garcia – Founder and Executive Director of LBI, full time, with 30 years of experience providing job training, employment and employer delivery services to small and large businesses in Risk Management, Labor & Anti-discrimination Laws, Business Development and Entrepreneurial services. Celia Garcia is the sole proprietor of the miCOACHmx College and Career Planning, a career development and job retention digital program. She possesses previous certifications in Securities, Insurance and Real Estate with specialized experience teaching financial literacy to underserved communities. She possesses a national workforce development certification and is on the National Association of Workforce Development Board in her second term serving as a State Director representing the State of California. She currently serves on two additional boards, one faith based at the Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation, and Edward B. Cole Charter Academy in Santa Ana, CA. She served as director in partnership with Somos Hermanas Unidas, a partnering 501c 3 organization, established an ESL, GED, workplace literacy, and Citizenship Naturalization center that served immigrant populations from 1990-2000 in Orange and San Bernardino counties.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Emma Lechuga, Director, has 40 years of experience operating non-profit businesses, school development and training program development. She possesses BA in Social Sciences with the Masters of Art, Education, Career and Technical Education. She maintains the Designated Teaching Credentials in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurial Projects. She was employed at Somos Hermanas Unidas, a partnering nonprofit organization that operated contracts with Orange County JTPA and Anaheim JTPA 1990-2000. In partnership with Latin Business Institute, Somos Hermanas Unidas, a partnering established an ESL, GED, workplace literacy, and Citizenship Naturalization center that served youth and adult immigrant populations from 1990-2000 in Orange and San Bernardino counties.

Ms. Garcia and Ms. Lechuga, in partnership as Las Maestras operated a financial literacy and homeownership program that assisted homeowners to become homeowners and to make sound choices in financial management. Additionally, Las Maestras contributed 10% of earnings to an English as a Second Language classroom that served immigrant communities wishing to establish charter schools in their community.

Mr. Antolin Gomez Director of Fund Development

Antolin Gomez, Director possesses a BA from University of Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from University of California Los Angeles. He has 30 years of working as an Urban Planner and Executive for such institutions as Neighborhood Housing Services, State of California, Community Services Department, SERA Earthquake Relief Program, Director for the Orange County based Somos Hermanas Unidas training program and as an economic development and fund development specialist.

Ms. Emma Lechuga Director of Operations Emma Lechuga - I attended the University of Redlands and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974 and a Masters in Education with a Vocational Option and teaching credentials from the California State University San Bernardino in 2007.  I served as  Executive Director of Somos Hermanas Unidas for 25 years.  During that time I implemented 5 vocational and educational  and preschool programs for low income, immigrant, disenfranchised populations in San Bernardino and Orange Counties. As a private consultant I helped write and implemented charter school petitions. I initiated start-up charter schools and wrote grants to fund them.  I served as a Director of Instruction and Curriculum for a bilingual Dual Language  K-12 charter school. I established and implemented 2 preschools. I am bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.  Having participated in the IRCA amnesty program, I am familiar with citizenship and legal issues facing immigrants in the U.S.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Orange County Immigration Coalition
National Workforce Development Association

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 2
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 1
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Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
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 Yes Semi-Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Ms. Angie Madrid
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Jan 2014 - Dec 2018
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Maria Moncayo-Huerta
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Celia Garcia Founder & Executive Director Voting
Ms. Claudia Palencia Community Volunteer Voting

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: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 0
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 Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

In the process of seating 3 new board members.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $144,000.00
Projected Expenses $144,000.00
Form 990s

2016 LBI 990N

2015 LBI 990N

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 --
Total Revenue $425 $37,810 --
Total Expenses $300 $37,704 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 --
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $300 -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- $37,810 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $125 -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 --
Program Expense $425 $36,851 --
Administration Expense -- $853 --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.42 1.00 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 142% 98% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% nan% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 --
Total Assets $2,975 $3,054 --
Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $4,400 $8,600 --
Total Net Assets $-1,425 -- --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.00 0.00 --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% --
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose $50,000 Capital Campaign for equipment purchases for computer labs and implementation.
Campaign Goal $50,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $2,500.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

LBI served as an advocacy organization for many years and did not generate direct revenue from 2010, 2011 until 2015, when it decided to provide direct services henceforth.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are shown together under Foundations and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


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