Background on Founder & IDEAL

Pastors Carlos & Amparo Rincon have been the senior pastors for 31 years at Centro de Vida Victoriosa Church in East Los Angeles. Rev. Carlos graduated (Summa Cum Laude) from Vanguard University with BA in Management and Leadership. Carlos has planted churches in Mexico and the USA. He is also part of the clergy council for LA Voice in Los Angeles. Finally, Pastor Rincon is also the founder of COPALA which works with community leaders, faith leaders, financial institutions, local Politicians, and other corporations on behalf of the Latino Community. 

About 7 years ago the they are pastoring decided that it was time to move and buy a home to call their own. After months of searching, their son Josue found the property they are currently in and when they went to check out the property they felt they were home. Even though they knew that purchasing the building seemed almost impossible but he trusted God and shared the vision to the church members. The church members were bought in and started to work hard to reach their financial goal.

Fast forward and the building is bought and is now where they call home. A few months after having bought the church Pastors Carlos and Amparo Rincon decided to go to door and ask the community what their needs are. They noticed that there was a lot of poverty in the community and even though he provided the Spiritual Guidance, they wanted to be able to do more than pray for the families.

They decided to research and find ways to help the community and transform East Los Angeles. That is when they signed up for the Faith Leaders Institute at the Cecil Murray center at USC. After a year of training and coaching they decided to launch IDEAL CDC (2015). 

Three years later and now we host small business workshops, one-on-one financial coaching, financial capability coaching, leadership development, and speak on behalf o the immigrant families we serve.


Who are We?

Vision Statement

 Low-Moderate Income Latino Families in Los Angeles will be financially literate, thriving and raising the next generation of leaders.

Mission Statement

  We exist to advocate for & create programs that empower Low to Moderate Income Latino families to become self sufficient & thriving members of our East LA community through education & building financial capability.