Guadalupe Centers, Inc.
1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez
Kansas City MO 64108
GCI Administrative Building
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 4211015 101
Fax 816- 4211001
Mission Statement
The mission of the Guadalupe Centers is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of greater Kansas City. We will accomplish our mission by: Providing early childhood, elementary, secondary and adult educational programs. Facilitating access to health and social services for all ages. Promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events. Sponsoring social activities that engage our diverse communities.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Cristobal Medina
Board Chair Mr. Paul G Rojas
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Activist
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1946
Former Names
Guadalupe Centers, Inc
Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have Volunteer Opportunities? Yes
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
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Guadalupe Centers
Attn: Accounting Department 
1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez
Kansas City, MO 64108
Financial Summary
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CEO/Executive Director Comments
Organization Comments

As the longest continuously operating organization serving Latinos in the United States, the Guadalupe Centers is in our 99th year of community service to the residents of Kansas City.

With a long & rich history in Kansas City our centeris deeply rooted, and is branching out to serve other neighborhoods.

Our primary service areas now include 6 zip codesin the Westside, Westport, Eastside and Northeastparts of Kansas City, Missouri.

With the growth of our Guadalupe Center Charter schools, Workforce Development Programs, Financial Literacy Services, and Credit Union we are now the 18th largest not for profit in MetropolitanKansas City.

Mission Statement The mission of the Guadalupe Centers is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of greater Kansas City. We will accomplish our mission by: Providing early childhood, elementary, secondary and adult educational programs. Facilitating access to health and social services for all ages. Promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events. Sponsoring social activities that engage our diverse communities.
Background Statement

In 1919, a women’s social club of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, known as the Amberg Club, established a volunteer school and clinic for Mexican immigrants who had settled in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri. Originally working out of the church basement of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the nascent organization became known as the Guadalupe Centers and served hundreds of Mexican families annually. 

Over the past 99 years, the Guadalupe Centers has remained rooted in its founding and has sought to bring forth the types of programs and services that directly ties to the needs and wants of the community it serves. Today, the Guadalupe Centers is a multi-faceted 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves the entire Kansas City metropolitan area by offering a full array of programming and services to its constituents in the areas of: Education, Youth Development, Preventive Health Services, Social Services, Workforce Development, Financial Counseling & Lending, and Cultural Events.
Impact Statement
The Guadalupe Centers is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all families throughout the Latinos communities of Metropolitan Kansas City. We offer the following services; Education, Youth programs, Social Services and Preventive Health programs to our constituents in these communities.
  1. The Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools became the second largest charter school in Kansas City, MO with over 1,300 students enrolled.
  2. Guadalupe Centers began construction on a new teaching housing project, which will provide affordable housing to first year teachers. 
  3. Guadalupe Centers' Family Support program helped provide over $200,000 in city-wide specific emergency assistance to its clients, including towards rental evictions, utility shut-offs and food assistance.  

   Goals for the upcoming year include:
  1. Opening new teacher housing facility in the Fall 2019/early Spring 2020.
  2. Increase building capacity for charter schools to meet the growing demands and needs of the families served and/or target population
  3. Continue with expansion of Villa Guadalupe campus, including breaking ground on library building and new pre k playground.
Needs Statement The Guadalupe Centers has experienced steady growth which coincides with the growth of the local Latino population of the city. As a result of this growth the Guadalupe Centers has had limited resources to expand our administrative/support staff, our technology needs, facility expansion, board and staff development, and program staffing needs. These needs are priorities for the Guadalupe Centers as we develop strategies going forward with the vision of our agency.
Service Categories
Children's and Youth Services
Family Services
Minority Rights
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
Geographic Area Served Narrative Greater Kansas City Missouri
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

As the Guadalupe Centers nears its 100th year anniversary, I realize how fortunate I am to have been, and continue to be, a part of its rich and impactful history both as a former client of the organization and as a long-standing member of staff. Over the past several decades, I have witnessed firsthand the tremendous growth and change of the Guadalupe Centers and the community we serve. We have expanded services, developed new programs, and grown our geographic footprint, all in an effort to respond to the needs and challenges facing our community. That focus to community has remained resolute and is once again demonstrated best through the achievements of our board, staff and volunteers.

The Guadalupe Centers possesses a highly qualified and committed staff.  Our staff tends to have little turnover primarily due to a great work environment and their commitment to serving our clients.  Our board of directors consists of a diverse group of backgrounds and expertise that include both small and large business owners/directors, and individuals with backgrounds in healthcare, finance, human resources, public relations, and local neighborhood/community advocates.

The Guadalupe Centers is engaged in developing more entrepreneurial sources for revenue in order to supplement donations. The Catering Program is a good example of a successful revenue stream for our agency. We are looking at other type of initiatives although there is always the challenge of acquiring start-up money. Perhaps our most evident financial challenge is the greater number of people who need our services. Because of today’s economic situation, we are seeking to obtain funding from a finite number of donors for a growing population in need. 

I believe that if potential funders could see the incredible results their donation could impact, we would see our revenues increase. I would be personally willing to meet any funder at any location the Guadalupe Centers operates and I will guarantee they would be inspired. The breadth of the services and programs that Guadalupe Centers provides is truly impressive. We start with youth in schools, with preschool and high school programs, with teen pregnancy and continue our services to Senior Citizens. We provide a multitude of emergency services, Drug and Alcohol Programs and AIDS awareness. Our Culinary Program is a three month program which trains students as preparatory cooks. While we focus on the disenfranchised, we feel that we strive to help all community residents become better citizens and attain the American Dream.

The Guadalupe Centers provides workforce development programming that encompasses two primary tracks that include training in effective customer service skills; the first track is specific to Culinary Arts training and the second track, Goodwill’s Quest Academy, focuses on training in various employment sectors such as retail and financial services.
Over the years the Guadalupe Centers has established a significant presence in the Hispanic Community. Today the Hispanic community and the mainstream community of Kansas City are very much aware of its presence and capability in providing an array of culturally appropriate social services that meet various needs of an at-risk community. Guadalupe Centers receives many walk-ins in addition to referrals received from United Way’s 211 system and mainstream providers unable to meet the needs of this special target population. Social media is also utilized by the Center to promote program services to our constituency.
Program Budget $198,351.00
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

All program participants that finish the 12 week instructional program will be trained and certified as a Preparatory Cook from the Department of Higher Education. Program participants will also have the opportunity to test, during the curriculum, for the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification.

Long-Term Success

The Culinary Arts Institute at the Guadalupe Centers has maintained a strong relationship with the culinary industry. Local and national food industries, including newly opening restaurants, continue to reach out to the Guadalupe Centers in search of culinary graduates. Since the inception of the Culinary Arts Institute at the Guadalupe Centers we have been successful in placing 70% of our program participants.

Program Success Monitored By

Students are monitored by the instructor throughout the 12 week program. They students are monitored and evaluated based on tests taken and teacher observation of meals prepared. Testing is performed at various times of the course to evaluate the students knowledge of topics covered. During the first couple of weeks students will prepare in the class room for the ServSafe exam. Upon graduation participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, a ServSafe Certificate (upon passing national exam) and an Official Transcript.

Examples of Program Success

Students are gainfully employed in a culinary arts-related job with a livable wage and benefits (if offered). The Culinary Arts program has “provided an excellent opportunity to gain experience and training” in the food industry, as noted by a current student. Program coursework is transferable and can used at Johnson County Community College to continue education in the culinary arts field.


Education has been one of Guadalupe Centers’ foundational programs through most of its history. In the late 1980’s, the focus on education moved from providing English classes to adults and preschool programming to addressing the educational needs of young Latino students who were dropping out of the city’s public schools. Alta VIsta was established as an alternative education program focused on dropout prevention. From the 15 students who started in the basement of a neighborhood church, the program has grown to become one of the established charter school systems in the city, serving over 1000 students in Pre-kindergarten through high school.

Expanding on the success of its Alta Vista High School, Guadalupe Educational System added a middle school in 2010, and opened an elementary program in 2012. The still-developing elementary school is adding a new cohort of 80 kindergartners each year. The 2017-2018 represents a milestone, when GES will serve the full Pre-K grade range.  Additionally, in the past year, Guadalupe Centers has undergone a branding initiative to consolidate its image, recasting the schools' names to Guadalupe Centers Preschool, Guadalupe Elementary School, Guadalupe Centers Middle School, and Guadalupe Centers High School.
Program Budget $6,435,324.00
Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations, General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success

The early education program and high school have the longest histories, and have demonstrated the system’s ability to achieve results with students among the best in the region. Through its seven- year history, Guadalupe Centers Middle School has demonstrated a strong ability to serve students, and continues to strengthen its academic performance in preparing students for success. In only its fifth year, Guadalupe Centers Elementary School has a strong culture of rigorous expectations. Initial testing results are guiding development efforts with the accumulation of internal formative and state assessments demonstrating areas of growth and of need.

Long-Term Success

The organizational mission, established by the Guadalupe Educational Systems Board is: “Guadalupe Educational Systems provides a rigorous and enriching learning experience that develops highly educated, socially conscious, culturally competent, contributing members of the community.” Fulfilling that mission is based on an intense focus on providing a rigorous education at all levels that prepares students to leave our system ready for college, career and civic life.

In the long term GES aims to have high school graduates who are well-positioned to enter and be successful in postsecondary education and career programs. GES continues to demonstrate high rates of high school graduation, career program credentials, college admissions, scholarship awards,  Graduates in May, 2017 had a college acceptance rate of 85%. supported by scholarship awards that surpass any  previous year.  We have established a strong foundation for that success, and anticipate continuing to build results that benefit our students and community. In May 2019, Guadalupe Centers High School will see 90 students graduate, many of which will go onto pursuing further education opportunities including college or vocational. 

Program Success Monitored By

The success of Guadalupe Educational Systems is monitored internally by staff and board analysis of achievement and outcome data. Additionally, its, Charter Sponsor, The University of Central Missouri Charter Schools Office engages in extensive oversight and monitoring, providing feedback to the GES Board regarding the performance of the schools.  In January, 2017 the Missouri State Board of Education renewed GES;s charter for the maximum allowable period of five years.

Examples of Program Success

Guadalupe Centers Elementary was opened in 2012 with an inaugural Kindergarten class of 60 students. Now located at our new location "Villa Guadalupe", it served over 600 Pre-K through 5th grade students in the 2018-2019 school year. Program demand is high, with waiting list at virtually every grade level. 

Focused on a rigorous, standards-based curriculum AV Middle School prides itself on not only its determination to prepare students to be at grade level by ninth grade, but also its focus on social justice projects and fine arts programs that have included Kansas City’s first Youth Mariachi.

AV High School provides a comprehensive educational program to help students master the skills and knowledge necessary to graduate from high school and transition to post-secondary studies, or to career programs that will prepare them for a productive and successful adult life. AVHS has demonstrated tremendous success in student achievement, illustrated by continuing to post state test scores that are among the highest in the region, especially in math. This success led to the high school being recognized in 2013 as the Missouri Charter Public School of the Year. Over the past two years, the percentage of students admitted to colleges and universities has surpassed 80%, and the number and dollar value of scholarship awards has grown tremendously.

Description After school and summer academic, life skills, athletic, recreational and social enrichment activities for students in grades 1-8.
Program Budget $1,252,547.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Participants will access program on an 85% daily attendance rate. Will show growth on pre and post Life Skills unit tests. Will participate in frequent activities to promote health.
Long-Term Success
Successful ability to identify resources to promote successful grade promotion. Minimal to no experimentation with controlled substances. Health and exercise part of daily routine as a young adult. 
Program Success Monitored By Ongoing monitoring and monthly reporting by staff of attendance, homework, and activity satisfaction surveys. Program also has monitors from Upper Room ministries and United Way to insure quality of programming and staff.
Examples of Program Success Reading scores for a 7 week summer session shows one year reading increases as measured by the Accelerated Reader Program.

Guadalupe Centers Seniors program provides culturally and linguistically social services, health education, and nutrition services to adults age 60 and older and/or disabled individuals. Core services provided are designed to achieve the following: 1) support their ability to live independently and 2) promote physical and emotional health. Guadalupe Centers program is a "one stop" center offering transportation to and from the congregate site in addition to a meals on wheels component for homebound. The provision of daily door step transportation to the site is especially critical for seniors who have moderate physical limitations, are unable to drive, or have limited monetary resources.

Program Budget $277,290.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Senior Services
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Seniors will have daily access to good food & nutrition, education around disease prevention and opportunities to engage in social development activities supporting their social interaction, improved health and nutritional status.

Long-Term Success

Seniors will have access to an array of services that will support them in maintaining their independent living. Partnerships like Matter of Balance will help provide additional resources and educational engagement to the participants. 

Program Success Monitored By

Programmatic success will be monitored through utilizing various evaluation tools including; daily logs, client surveys, family care taker surveys, self report forms, and pre and post test assessments. Daily activity logs will track specific client participation in health screenings, health education and fitness activities. Individual records are maintained for each senior client. In 2016, Guadalupe Centers provided 4,716 units for health education and 293 units for health screenings. 

Examples of Program Success

Services positively impacted over 420 unduplicated seniors in 2016 who were an at-risk population, primarily low income and did not have sufficient resources to meet health and nutritional needs. Guadalupe Centers senior program also provided over 26,018 meals that met all dietary guidelines as published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


The family support program focuses on resolving family crisis, preventing homelessness, and improving economic and housing security through the provision of comprehensive case management and emergency assistance services.

Program Budget $353,530.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Families, Homeless, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short-Term Success

80% of participants will have met their basic need for food and/or shelter. Services received may include; case management, job placement assistance, vocational training referrals, emergency shelter, grant assistance with food/delinquent rent/mortgage foreclosures/utility disconnects/medical prescription assistance, budget counseling, and information and referrals.

Long-Term Success

Participants will stabilize housing/housing related situation, secure and maintain self economic sufficiency. Participants will grow their assets. With the support of funding partners, the program will grow to provide wraparound services for clients including Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools students and families. 

Program Success Monitored By

The program utilizes MaacLink management information system to track and evaluate progress. The system is capable of tracking and documenting an array of data including; services provided, dollar value of service, frequency of service, progress on meeting short and long term goals, client budgets, referrals made and progress on overall plan of action. Maaclink is administered by Mid America Assistance Coalition and is used city wide by the majority of social service providers in the metropolitan area. This system supports case workers in avoiding duplication of services, and enhances service delivery for families.

Examples of Program Success The Guadalupe Centers provided services that stabilized housing and economic independence for over 600 families in 2016, and provided over $155,000 in specific emergency assistance. This assistance may have included payment on delinquent utilities, rental evictions, emergency lodging, food, or help with medical prescriptions. Staff also provided an array of housing and budget counseling, case management services, and facilitation of linkage to other services needed.

Opened in 1985, the Guadalupe Centers early childhood education center is a year-round bilingual, bicultural early childhood education center. MO State licensed, Head Start Participant and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Program Budget $277,290.00
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), Hispanic, Latino Heritage, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short-Term Success Children enter kindergarten with skills necessary for academic success.
Long-Term Success Children progress at grade or above grade level in elementary school.
Program Success Monitored By Head Start monitoring standards and tools for teachers. Program is reviewed annually by Head Start. Annual Report is submitted to NAEYC and program is subject to unannounced visits.
Examples of Program Success
The Guadalupe Centers early childhood education center provides its students with a safe and healthy environment, teachers who are well trained, access to excellent teaching materials, and a curriculum that is culturally sensitive, appropriately challenging and developmentally sound. The Guadalupe Centers early childhood education center is also a local participant in the National Head Start Program serving qualified children ages 2-5 years. 
Children enter kindergarten with skills and language abilities that will help them successfully navigate the year.
CEO Comments The Guadalupe Centers provides a full array of programs that serve all segments of the population or as we like to say from the cradle to the grave. This diverse programming allows us to serve families, and or individuals at many different stages of their lives. This also allows for the agency to provide a comprehensive array of services within our organization, and many times not have to refer clients out to other entities for services. The inter agency referrals provides our clients with holistic care services.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Cristobal Medina
Term Start Jan 1980
Experience Cristobal Medina (Executive Director): Cris joined the Guadalupe Centers staff as Youth Director in 1978, and was promoted to Executive Director in 1980. Cris has offered visionary leadership to the Center during his tenure and is nationally recognized as an innovative leader among Hispanic community based organizations. His leadership has been instrumental in developing new Guadalupe Centers programs and bringing Guadalupe Centers to its present level of operation. He has been the recipient of many local, national and international awards.
Former CEOs
Joe LiraJan 1966 - Jan 1971
Mr. Tony SalazarJan 1972 - Jan 1980
Senior Staff
Title Vice President of Health and Social Services
Diane Rojas is the Vice President of Health and Human Services for the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. Her professional background includes more than 30 years of social service experience, a B.S. degree in Psychology from Emporia State University, Gerontology internship from Emporia State University, and three years of nursing training from Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
Diane joined Guadalupe Centers in 1984 and as a result of experience gained, is recognized city-wide for her valuable knowledge of health and human services programming targeting the Latino community.  Currently, Ms. Rojas oversees programming for the agency in the following areas: family support, HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, workforce development, seniors, substance abuse
treatment and special health initiatives.  In 2013, Ms. Rojas was honored with the Gladstone Elementary School "Hero of the Year" award, one of the most meaningful awards of her career for work done in the Kansas City community.   
Title Chief Financial Officer

Shannon Spradling has been involved in education and non-profits his entire adult life. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Missouri Southern State University majoring in accounting and finance. Upon completion of college, he worked for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for five years. There he served as an accountant in the School Food Service Section, budget analyst in the Desegregation Section and as a consultant in the School Finance Section. Shannon then moved to Kansas City to work for the Genesis School, Inc., an alternative school serving inner city youth, as the Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administration. During his seventeen years at Genesis, he completed his Masters in Business Administration from Rockhurst University with an emphasis in management. In addition to completing his MBA, Shannon consulted with other non-profits including St. Mark United Inner City Services and founded Heartland Hoops, an organization for teenage youth. From 2008 – 2010, Shannon worked for the Missouri Charter Public School Association as the Chief Administrative Officer, consulting with Missouri charter schools. In 2010 Shannon Spradling he left to directly consult with charter schools, non-profits, and universities in Missouri.

Currently Shannon serves as the Chief Financial Officer for one of the fastest growing non-profits in Kansas City, Guadalupe Centers, Inc. where he oversees Guadalupe Educational Systems home of Alta Vista Charter Schools. He continues to work with organizations such as City Garden Montessori School, St. Mark United Inner City Services, Lafayette Preparatory Academy, DeLaSalle Middle School, as well as the charter school offices of the University of Missouri- St. Louis and St. Louis University.

Title VP of Children & Youth Services
Title Vice President of Human Resources and Administration
Experience/Biography Anne Rogers has been involved with Human Resources and Administration her entire adult life. She served 27 years of active duty in the United States Air Force and culminated her military career retiring in 2014 as a Colonel. Throughout her time in the Air Force, she worked as the Aide De Camp for the Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Protocol Director for the Deputy Commander of European Command and Director of Staff at Schriever Air Force Base. During her time in the Air Force she had several command positions, culminating as the Mission Support Group Commander at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base where she provided base and personnel support to over 6000 Airman and their families. She retired in 2014 and currently works as the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for the Guadalupe Centers, one of the fastest growing non-profits in  Kansas City. In her current role she provides administration and Human Resource support to both the Guadalupe  Centers Charter School and the Social Service side.           
Paid Full-Time Staff 180
Paid Contractors 52
Volunteers 800
Retention Rate 62%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 10
Asian American/Pacific Islander 3
Caucasian 92
Hispanic/Latino 90
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 150
Male 45
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
National Council of La Raza - Affiliate1985
United Way Member Agency1924
External Assessment and Accreditations
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 3 Year Accreditation2003
Central Missouri State University (CMSU) Annual Charter School Review1992
Cornerstone AwardEconomic Development Corporation of KC2003
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Paul Rojas
Company Affiliation Community Activist
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Cici Rojas
Company Affiliation Tico Productions
Term Jan 2011 to Dec 2019
Board Members
Mr. Michael ArroyoJackson County Correction Officer
Mrs. Bobbie Baker-HughesReal Estate Owner/Broker
Mr. Steven BusserKCP&L
Mr. Anthony CarreñoYRC Worldwide, Inc.
Ms. Linda ClarkKCATA
Ms. Rafaela GarciaCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Gabriel HernandezBurns & McDonnell
Mrs. Betty KaegelKansas City Royals
Ms. Sandra LozadaSaint Luke's College of Health Science
Dr. Len LozadaSaint Luke's Health System
Mr. Jesus PedrazaState Street Co
Mr. Kevin PrengerECCO Select
Mr. Leo PrietoTico Productions LLC / Tico Sports
Mr. Juan RangelDonnelly College
Mr Paul RojasRetired
Ms. CiCi RojasTico Productions LLC / Tico Sports
Mr. Robert SolteroSwope Park Memorial Golf Course
Mr. Daniel ZamoraArgus Health Systems
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 14
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 40%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 90%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments
The Guadalupe Centers has experienced tremendous growth in our Educational program the past 10 years and as a result our Center has tripled in size over this period. Our growth is also a result of the increase in Latino population for the regions which is and continues to be the fastest growing for the metropolitan area.
These factors will continue and will have a major impact on the future growth and programming of the agency.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $25,319,553
Projected Expenses $23,842,976
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,423,923$1,489,515$1,430,895
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$147$12,155$22,036
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events($36,146)($13,912)$71,284
Revenue In-Kind----$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$4,913,202$4,564,449$4,495,038
Administration Expense$1,668,835$1,813,055$1,790,035
Fundraising Expense$101,414$185,249$161,756
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.091.021.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%70%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$15,546,744$15,449,535$15,357,506
Current Assets$3,401,843$2,757,359$2,461,442
Long-Term Liabilities$7,020,920$7,606,886$7,790,190
Current Liabilities$543,315$660,312$503,504
Total Net Assets$7,982,509$7,182,337$7,063,812
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.264.184.89
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets45%49%51%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount $257,500 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount $75,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount $50,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Comments
Challenges facing the Guadalupe Centers include how to finance the school's renovation, and new construction. Another Challenge is  the government Health Care Reform cost for our agency employees and identifying resources to pay for this expense.
Other Documents
Annual Report2017View
Annual Report2016View
Organization Name Guadalupe Centers, Inc.
Address 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez
Kansas City, MO 64108
Primary Phone (816) 4211015101
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Cristobal Medina
Board Chair Mr. Paul G Rojas
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Activist
Year of Incorporation 1946
Former Names
Guadalupe Centers, Inc