Our History and 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 underserved, low-income, non/limited English speaking communities through its programs.
Leadership Collaboration Guidance Technology Cultural-Inclusiveness
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. Formerly, Nuestro Canto de Salud, our health component, made its impact between 1995 to 2015 in chronic disease management/prevention through Promotores, Nurses, Dieticians, and Community Health Workers and remains committed to these principles as a Safety Net provider.
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.
Consumer Protection and Awareness
Consumer education, rights, resources and protection through outreach, education, resolution of issues in telecommunications for victims of marketing abuses.
Energy education & installation management
Customer education on conservation and necessary installs, including minor home repairs.
Education and Employment
Education and Training Opportunities. Provide entry-level educational opportunities to health and human service occupations, empowerment, and social enterprise/entrepreneurship.
Empowerment, and Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship
Non-profit incubator without walls that served as fiscal agent for Margaret Cruz Breast Cancer Foundation, Barrios Unidos, San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, Latino Community Leaders of Redwood City, Latinos Preparados, Chicana Foundation and Gente La de Ambiente (Gelaam).