El Centro, Inc.
650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City KS 66101-2806
Preparing Children for future school success at our Academy for Children
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 677-0100
Mission Statement

The mission of El Centro is, "Strengthening communities and improving the lives of Latinos and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities."

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Irene Caudillo MPA
Board Chair Mr. J.D. Rios
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kansas City Kansas Public Schools (ret.)
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1977
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

The mission of El Centro is, "Strengthening communities and improving the lives of Latinos and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities."

Background Statement In 1976, Father Ramon Gaitan saw the needs of the people and recruited the Cordi Marion Sisters to work in both Topeka and the Argentine section of Kansas City, Kansas. With a $10.000 grant from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the vision of Father Gaitan, El Centro was born. In 1976, our long-time President, Richard Ruiz, stepped forward to serve, growing the programs and services from one small site to three sites now encompassing a myriad of programs to support families and individuals in their quest to strengthen themselves and the community in which they live. While El Centro’s leadership and programs have changed with the times, our mission and vision remain constant—to create and sustain opportunities that strengthen families and communities. Today, as we look back over our first 40 years and begin our next 40 years and beyond, in the spirit of our founders’ passion for helping the people, El Centro continues to open doors leading to unified families, healthy communities, and prosperity for all.
Impact Statement
2015-2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
  •  El Centro’s Academy for Children graduated 44 pre-K students ready and eager to learn in Kindergarten
  • El Centro's Promotoras de Salud Program worked with the community to get eligible people signed up for the SNAP program, along with teaching individuals and families the importance of eating healthy, especially eating healthy on a budget. Families were also taken to Farmers Markets to learn more about local fruits and vegetables, along with how to extend their SNAP benefits at the markets by partnering up with Cultivate KC and their program, "Double Up Food Bucks".
  • El Centro's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program assisted over 1,441 low-/moderate-income people with their 2016 tax returns. Over $472,000 in Earned Income Tax Credits were obtained by our clients.
  • 83% of people who participated in our Economic Empowerment Program did not request emergency cash assistance from El Centro or other agencies for two years after learning solid economic skills.
 
2016-2017 GOALS: 
  • El Centro evaluate our 2013 strategic plan; comparing it to what was originally laid out with what was accomplished, with an eye to formulating a new strategic plan to chart our course into the future.
  • Planning for and commencing a new capital campaign as we were able to end our current capital campaign, 'Serving With A Purpose" earlier than expected when we reached our goal.
  • Promotoras de Salud with continue their outreach to the community, along with signing up qualified individuals/families for SNAP benefits and teach them better, healthier ways to eat economically, as part of creating a "Culture of Health" in the community. They will also continue to make referrals to other services both at El Centro and other outside agencies for community members. 
  • El Centro will continue to make those partnerships, connections, and collaborations within the community to get people the needed services they require.
Needs Statement
  • Funding for tuition: $11,000 covers El Centro's costs for educating one child for a full year of all-day, high-quality dual-language learning (parents pay $132/wk. v. $220/wk./student for actual cost).
  • Funding (approx. $25,000) for comprehensive marketing materials to assist in KC area outreach. Our programs can assist more clients, if they know what we offer.
  • Funding for administration/indirect costs associated with programs/services many funders do not cover (or cover at a nominal rate v. actual costs).
  • Funding for a F/T Workforce Development Coordinator (as part of our Economic Empowerment Program) to serve clients more holistically, to get them training to obtain employment or employment at a higher level (approx. $37,000/yr.).
  • Funding for repairs at both AFC (bathroom renovations, including two adult bathrooms, replacement of floors and stall walls/doors, classroom tables/chairs/shelving creating a more organic and calming atmosphere, age-appropriate furniture for our summer program, educational materials and games [currently, what we have are missing pieces, directions, are out-of-date, etc.], new copier) and Administrative offices (carpeting, bathroom renovations) (approx. $60,000).
Service Categories
Human Services
Preschools
Economic Development
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
El Centro's reach is far beyond where we began. We now serve people in both Wyandotte and Johnson counties and take pride in being culturally-accessible to the Latino population in both areas. We specialize in those geographic areas where our community feels most isolated and in need of connections to programs and services to strengthen their own and their family's situation.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement El Centro, like many not-for-profits, works diligently to diversify our funding streams. To that end, we have identified in our 2013-2016 strategic plan a $750,000 three-year campaign to increase new corporate and individual giving, designed to enhance El Centro’s financial strength and stability to serve more of the need and ensure we continue to meet our mission now and in the future. As we are in the third and final year of SWAP, we are at 90% of our goal!
Programs
Description

El Centro provides a continuum of classes and support to assist clients in learning more about finances and building assets. Our clients are taught life-long money management skills through financial literacy classes and individual counseling on credit, budgeting, and financial issues. All counseling and classes are provided free of charge and all instruction is offered in both English and Spanish. Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites offer free federal and state tax returns for low-income individuals and families who are unable to prepare their own taxes.

Program Budget $112,012.00
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults, Hispanic, Latino Heritage, At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success For clients, short-term success is obtaining basic knowledge of money management skills by attending a financial education class and/or receiving one-on-one counseling. Also, short-term success is measured by clients receiving the maximum tax refund, including any Earned Income Tax Credits, through VITA site assistance.
Long-Term Success For clients, long-term success is applying the knowledge and skills from one-on-one counseling and classes to help improve their overall financial condition and acquire assets. Developing a savings strategy, planning ahead financially, avoiding foreclosure, and building credit are examples of long-term success.
Program Success Monitored By Through program tracking capabilities in the CounselorMax database and through data collected in MAACLink, this program is able to track types of services rendered, client demographics, referrals to other programs or agencies, units of service, and progress towards goals. All program goals are based on previous year results and monitored through quarterly department reports.
Examples of Program Success We know this program works because of the increase in client demand for these services and past experiences. Over the past two years, the rate of people who come back to either us or another emergency assistance provider after completing our financial literacy classes drops to 17%. This means that fully 83% of those who have asked for assistance and completed financial literacy classes have NOT requested emergency assistance in the past 24 months.
Description

El Centro’s Health Navigation Program provides a set of healthcare services for the uninsured population including: medical translation and interpretation, health outreach services, and healthcare case management. Our Health Navigation Program focuses on providing access to healthcare through an “inside–out” approach. This program assists individuals and families with their non-clinical medical needs and creates informal contacts with other medical providers and safety-net clinics to assist clients.

Program Budget $334,344.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Information & Referral
Population Served Hispanic, Latino Heritage, Families, At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Short-term client outcomes include: a. Clients’ immediate, non-clinical medical needs will be met; b. Clients’ will gain knowledge on where and how to access health resources.

Long-Term Success

El Centro’s Health Navigation Program will create a network of community resources working collaboratively to increase access to healthcare for low-income, uninsured populations.

Program Success Monitored By

The Health Navigation Program is monitored in several ways including: data collection in MAACLink, service forms completed by case managers, and in-house pre/post client survey results which records clients’ needs, services rendered, referrals, and demographic information. Due to the need for HIPAA Compliance in the transfer of client information, the need for security in referrals, data collection, and for a follow-up system, KC CareScope was chosen as best method to conduct these activities and coordinate our efforts with other safety-net healthcare providers.

Examples of Program Success

The evolution of Health Navigation in meeting client needs illustrates the success of the program. A recent client, had been dealing with issues surround her diabetes for years. Not only did she not have a medical home, but she also could not afford the testing supplies and medications she needed to be healthier, with the result that her diabetes was out of control. She came to our Health Navigation Program for help, as she did not know where to turn for diabetes supplies or for a medical home. Our Health Navigator was able to not only get her an appointment with a safety-net provider, they were also able to get her the medications and supplies she needed through KC Medicine Cabinet. After seeing a doctor at the clinic, getting back on her medications, and doing the testing she needed to do, her diabetes is much more under control and she is feeling much better.

Description

El Centro’s dual-language pre-K education program, the Academy for Children, provides children ages 2 ½ to 5 with a culturally-accessible, dual-language, quality early childhood education. AFC prepares students for Kindergarten and future educational success using evidenced-based curriculum. AFC courses are modeled after The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and Building Language for Literacy® curriculum. As we believe children learn best through play, students engage in an active atmosphere where teachers intentionally use strategies promoting learning and literacy and numeracy readiness. Numerous research studies show that children who attend pre-K classes benefit from early parental involvement in their education. Thus, AFC provides monthly, bilingual, literacy-specific parent workshops that give families both support and resources for meaningful engagement in educational experiences at home with their children. AFC helps families foster the language and early literacy skills children need to become strong readers and lifelong learners.

Program Budget $632,967.00
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), Hispanic, Latino Heritage, Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Short-term success for our students is to achieve the following goals:

  • 95% of students will demonstrate positive progress in both their primary and secondary languages.
  • 90% of students will increase their skills in phonological awareness, letter, print, and vocabulary knowledge.
  • 75% of parents will attend Family Fun Nights, participate in at-home activities with their children, and maintain active communication with teachers (through parent-teacher conferences and other outlets).
  • 90% of students’ literacy skills will increase.
Long-Term Success

Our goal is for all students to begin Kindergarten with the necessary social, cognitive, motor, and literacy skills. We aim to improve our students’ overall academic skills by providing them with a valuable and positive learning experience, encouraging parental involvement and preparing them for future educational success.

Program Success Monitored By

The Academy uses the Ages and Stages Questionnaire Assessment Tool to measure each child's developmental progress in the areas of gross and fine motor skills, problem solving abilities, personal/social understanding, and communication skills. Also, students are assessed on standard outcome measures for their progress in oral language skills, print awareness, alphabet knowledge, numeracy, and phonological awareness.

Teachers collect these assessments twice each year and maintain the records in the student portfolios. These records include: attendance, formal assessments, teacher observations, and information about the child's social, cultural and linguistic background. The portfolio also contains the child's work, any written communication from the parents, parental participation in literacy workshops and/or Family Nights, and information on what was discussed at the parent-teacher conferences. These tools and assessments allow teachers to monitor students’ academic progress throughout the year.

Examples of Program Success

Since 1989, The Academy for Children has built a solid foundation for pre-K education in Wyandotte County. We strive to deliver a secure educational environment where every child has the opportunity to develop appropriately for their age, and all parents are prepared to engage in their child's education. In 2010, we received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and received a 5-star quality rating according to the State of Kansas Quality Rating Improvement System. In 2017, we graduated 44 bright shiny new stars (our largest class ever) from the Academy, ready and eager for Kindergarten.

Description
Our grassroots Promotoras de Salud Program trains volunteer health promoters to educate community members on issues such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and healthy living and healthy eating. Promotoras are trained to serve as a link between the healthcare system and the community. In addition to empowering community members with knowledge about healthy behavior and health resources, the Promotoras de Salud Program helps to eliminate disparities by providing healthcare organizations with better access to the Latino community. Promotoras is a best-practices model for culturally-competent health outreach. In the past two years, the Promotoras have focused on enrolling those who are eligible for the SNAP program. To take this program many leaps further, Promotoras have worked with families on eating healthier on a budget, using more fresh foods, and stretching their food dollars.
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Hispanic, Latino Heritage, ,
Short-Term Success Short-term success in this program is defined by the Promotoras learning more about healthy communities and ways in which to disseminate that knowledge in their community. Through working out in the community, the Promotoras are assisting the community in its quest to become healthier by enrolling eligible family members into the SNAP program, then taking it further by teaching those families what healthier eating looks like. The Promotoras are not out to change the culture of the family, they are there to show them new ways in which to adapt recipes for eating better, healthier, and on a budget. Through a series of trainings and leadership seminars, the Promotoras will learn about how to take on a leadership role in the community to change the community's perceptions around health and what it constitutes to be healthy. Awareness of healthy communities by both the Promotoras and the community members they reach will spread throughout the area, focusing on healthy eating to improve health outcomes.
Long-Term Success New immigrants face not only many barriers to accessing health care, but are difficult to engage. A lack of preventive health efforts coupled with unmet medical needs in this uninsured population results in uncompensated hospitalizations. Promotoras de Salud is an innovative model that effectively reaches underserved populations by using members from within the community. The goal of this approach is to create systemic change at a grassroots level. Latinos, as a cultural group, tend to rely on relational ties within their network of friends or family for health information; therefore, word-of-mouth is a good vehicle for engaging them. Through this program, there will be an increase in Latino participation in broader community initiatives impacting healthy communities. The community as a whole will become better informed about what constitutes a healthy community and healthy community members.
Program Success Monitored By Program evaluation will involve all who are a part of this initiative. Evaluation will be a “reflect and assess” type where we can listen to. learn from, and respond to changes needed in the program as we go along, rather than waiting a set period of time to enact necessary changes. We will measure all activities throughout the program including participation, number of trainings, hours of training, pre-/post- at each meeting, along with asking the community for their input on the program and what they want to see. 
Examples of Program Success In the past year, the Promotoras have not only spread the word about healthy living, they have also been assisting qualified community members in enrolling for SNAP benefits. In the past two years, over 7,500 eligible individuals were enrolled in the SNAP program. Not only that, they have also engaged the community in learning more about how to spend the benefits wisely for their children and families, including how to purchase and use more fresh fruits and vegetables, and prepare healthy meals for a family of four on $5 or less.
Description El Centro’s Policy Advocacy Program has worked since 2002 to influence policy both in Kansas and nationally through our association with NCLR. Through education, training, and guidance, our policy program highlights the Latino perspective, develops community leaders around the state, empowers individuals to take part in the democratic process, and builds relationships between the Latino community and elected officials.
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success At the conclusion of trainings, those participants will become more aware of the issues facing their community, along with understanding the power of advocacy. This will prepare them for active participation at the table of community-planning initiatives.
Long-Term Success

For this program, the ultimate goal is to show that everyone has a voice and their voice needs to be heard. To reach that zenith, we will work on building relationships between those influencers in the community, and the community members themselves. We also look to train community members in civic engagement to create real, positive systemic change in their communities.

Program Success Monitored By

Program evaluation will involve all who are a part of this initiative. Evaluation will be a “reflect and assess” type where we can listen to and respond to changes needed in the program as we go along, rather than waiting a set period of time to enact necessary changes.

We will measure all activities throughout the program including participation, number of trainings, hours of training, pre-/post- at each meeting. For the civic engagement tier, we will measure the number and places of community activities, attendance shown through sign-in sheets, along with the number of civic engagement activities.

Examples of Program Success Through this program over 55 informational sessions/training have occurred with more than 450 total participants. Although not all participants have gone on to take on leadership roles as of yet, they now have tools to allow them to engage in leadership roles in the future. 
CEO Comments El Centro has just celebrated 40 years as an organization. Through our 40th Anniversary celebration and gala, we are reengaging those who have “walked the halls” as staff members to create new partnerships and collaborations. We are also beginning the process for building national relationships as a way of diversifying our funding streams, as we did with our recently concluded and very successful three-year capital campaign (SWAP). This new strategy will enhance our financial capabilities to enhance and expand those programs and services needed by our community.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Irene Caudillo MPA
Term Start Dec 2013
Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Experience Irene Caudillo holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and extensive experience leading non-profits, most recently with Swope Health Services and formerly with Catholic Charities. Under her leadership, staff are invested in the success of their department and the organization as a whole. Community partners look to El Centro as an expert in social service delivery to Latino and new immigrant communities. Irene is the ideal professional to expand and increase El Centro's impact on the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Mary Lou Jaramillo Feb 2007 - Nov 2013
Mr. Richard Ruiz Jan 1976 - Feb 2007
Senior Staff
Title Director of Finance
Experience/Biography Rob has been an employee of El Centro for over 20 years in the Finance Department. He holds a degree from Kansas State University and is extremely experienced in the operations of the Finance Department.
Title Chief Program Officer
Experience/Biography  Cielo Fernandez-Ortega has worked assisting in the development and empowerment of communities for more than 30 years. In Mexico she completed a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition with emphasis in Education. As a research fellow in Mexico, she worked for the National Institute of Nutrition and the National Institute of Public Health. In 1996 she began attending UCLA School of Public Health in Los Angeles California where she completed a Master’s in Epidemiology and 5 years of studies towards a Dr.PH. Cielo is also part of the Healthy Lifestyle Leadership Academy. She was also the initial Manager of the Promotores de Salud Program and worked with that program for over seven years.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 27
Paid Part-Time Staff 5
Volunteers 175
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 27
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Other (Please Specify) 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 29
Male 3
Not Specified 0
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 Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
  • University of Kansas-KU Medical Center
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Johnson County Health Department
  • Donnelly College
  • Hispanic Economic Development Corporation
  • Kansas City Kansas Police Department
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Kansas Workforce Partnership
  • Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
  • Olathe Public Schools
  • Johnson County Health Partnership
  • United Way 211
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - Affiliate1990
United Way Member Agency1978
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)2008
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation2015
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Midwest Regional Affiliate of the YearNational Council of La Raza2005
Annie E Casey Fdn National Family Strengthening Award WinnerNational Council of La Raza2005
Affiliate Advocate of the YearNational Council of La Raza2003
Hall of Fame InducteeMidwest Education Hall of Fame2002
Neighborhood BuilderBank of America2004
Hunger ChampionHarvester's The Community Food Network2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments El Centro has just celebrated 40 years as an organization. Through our 40th Anniversary celebration and gala, we are reengaging those who have “walked the halls” as staff members to create new partnerships and collaborations. We are also beginning the process for building national relationships as a way of diversifying our funding streams, as we did with our recently concluded and very successful three-year capital campaign (SWAP). This new strategy will enhance our financial capabilities to enhance and expand those programs and services needed by our community.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. J.D. Rios
Company Affiliation Kansas City Kansas Public Schools (ret.)
Term Aug 2017 to July 2020
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Micki Buschart Attorney-at-Law
Dr. Gene Chavez Webster University
Mr. Chayan Dasgupta Overland Solutions
Ms. Ellen Hanson Retired KCK Police Chief
Mr. Kieth McGovern BKD
Ms. Chaquita Miller Kansas State University
Ms. Katia Munson McCaffree-Short Title Company
Archbishop Joseph Naumann Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Father Kent O'Connor Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Ms. Gina Ortiz BMO Harris Bank
Mr. Brian Patrick Kansas City Kansas Community College
Ms. Judith Paulette City of Overland Park
Ms. Geri Reece Community Volunteer
Ms. Theresa Reyes-Cummings Jackson County Mental Health
Mr. John D. Rios USD #500 KCK Public Schools
Ms. Maria Villa Hallmark Cards
Mr. Tony Villegas Community Member
Mr. Bryan Wempen Assessment Research & Development, LLC
Mr. Eric Wymore V Wealth Management
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 7
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 60%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 82%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 18%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Investment
Human Resources / Personnel
CEO Comments El Centro has just celebrated 40 years as an organization. Through our 40th Anniversary celebration and gala, we are reengaging those who have “walked the halls” as staff members to create new partnerships and collaborations. We are also beginning the process for building national relationships as a way of diversifying our funding streams, as we did with our recently concluded and very successful three-year capital campaign (SWAP). This new strategy will enhance our financial capabilities to enhance and expand those programs and services needed by our community.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,056,900
Projected Expenses $2,238,371
Endowment Value $5,112,648
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.  
  • 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$747,347$745,930$702,227
Government Contributions$285,774$152,239$215,601
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$285,774$152,239$215,601
Individual Contributions----$0
$146,551$119,942$0
$282,369$434,733$531,974
Investment Income, Net of Losses$214,390$1,088,177$633,878
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$2,340$1,100$0
Other$31,798$2,993$162,139
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,523,281$1,389,293$1,544,611
Administration Expense$153,258$192,296$200,901
Fundraising Expense$178,030$184,300$199,472
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.921.491.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%79%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%18%22%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$7,872,979$7,956,848$7,383,430
Current Assets$840,459$1,080,899$5,501,625
Long-Term Liabilities$98,431$117,806$0
Current Liabilities$133,973$144,169$340,433
Total Net Assets$7,640,575$7,694,873$7,042,997
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.277.5016.16
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%1%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $156,058 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $86,349 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $84,500 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments El Centro has just celebrated 40 years as an organization. Through our 40th Anniversary celebration and gala, we are reengaging those who have “walked the halls” as staff members to create new partnerships and collaborations. We are also beginning the process for building national relationships as a way of diversifying our funding streams, as we did with our recently concluded and very successful three-year capital campaign (SWAP). This new strategy will enhance our financial capabilities to enhance and expand those programs and services needed by our community.
Organization Name El Centro, Inc.
Address 650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 661012806
Primary Phone (913) 677-0100
Contact Email aroberts@elcentroinc.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Irene Caudillo MPA
Board Chair Mr. J.D. Rios
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kansas City Kansas Public Schools (ret.)
Year of Incorporation 1977