HISTORY/MISSION El Concilio of San Mateo County (ECSMC) is a non-profit, community-based organization incorporated in 1980, is committed to increasing education, employment and access to quality of life services to underserved communities in San Mateo County. It has responded to the well documented racial and ethnic health and education disparities that include all un/derserved, low-income, non/limited English speaking communities through its programs. PRIORITIES 1) Community Health, Wellness and Safety Net Services - Individual, family & community health – using principle of health being physical, mental, spiritual. Provide access to health and human services through information, referrals, advocacy and emergency provisions. 2) Environmental Impact - Decrease negative environmental impacts caused by high-energy use and limited water supplies, and promote the positive impact San Mateo County communities can have to ensure a clean and healthy planet through energy/water conservation education and free or low cost home weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades. 3) Consumer Protection and Awareness - Consumer education, rights, resources and protection through outreach, education, resolution of issues in telecommunications for victims of marketing abuses. 4)Education and Employment - Education and Training Opportunities - Provide entry-level educational opportunities to health and human service occupations, empowerment, and social enterprise/entrepreneurship. STRENGTHS Leadership Collaboration Guidance Technology Culturally inclusiveness VALUES Inclusion – Actively engage in and promote practices that demonstrate a respect for the diversity of our employees, partners and constituents. We embrace differences and involve people affected by issues to partner with us in our work. Advocate for Change – We support public policies and programs that reinforce equal access to resources, provide equitable opportunities and improve the quality of life in the communities that we serve. Social Justice - We encourage an open forum to proactively raise awareness about trends, issues, policies, or strategies that adversely impacts the communities we serve. Cultural Integrity - We assist partners and stakeholders in becoming more sensitive to and aware of culturally appropriate methods for achieving community impact. Partnership and Team Work – We build and maintain partnerships that help us meet our commitments to each other, key constituents, and partners. We serve as a bridge to getting resources delivered that will make San Mateo County communities a better place for children, parents and families in need.