SUNSHINE GOSPEL MINISTRIES

Seeking the renewal of the city

Chicago, IL   |  sunshinegospel.org

Mission

The mission of Sunshine Gospel Ministries is to seek the renewal of the city through ministries of discipleship, mercy, and justice. We seek to engage and empower youth, families and guests of our community to thrive and lead fruitful, healthy lives through faith, connectedness and opportunity.

Ruling year info

1947

Executive Director

Kimberly Salley

Main address

500 E 61st St

Chicago, IL 60637 USA

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EIN

36-2317631

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Economic Development (S30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Outreach

Youth Outreach endeavors to create lasting change one life at a time through intentional programming centered on Christ, Compassion, Consistency, Connectedness and Community. Our after school and summer programs provide active learning opportunities, internships, tutoring, life skills education and practical Bible application for children, teens and young adults as they build stable and supportive relationships. Through Bible teaching, music, dance, science, art, urban gardening, college readiness and financial literacy and other educational and affirming opportunities, Youth Outreach endeavors to carry our children from elementary school through to higher education, the workforce or entrepreneurship. The renewal of our city begins with a commitment to our youth.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

We are all on a journey seeking to understand the broken world around us. We all have bias and stereotypes that we must confront. BridgeBuilders is the place where many begin their work in these areas. BridgeBuilders is a 20-year-old experiential service-learning program that invites participants from all over the country ranging from high school age through Adulthood to engage in conversations and experiences surrounding faith, race, and justice. Along with these life changing conversations our guests serve alongside our resilient Chicago neighbors through various work projects.

Population(s) Served

Familyhood’s mission is to restore hope in families and renew communities by embracing and embodying God’s desire of wholeness for the family. Familyhood walks alongside families by providing practical training, support where needed, and facilitates spaces where parents and children can come together to abound in love, reconcile and grow as strong family units. We accomplish this through offering small group training, family outings, family dinners/activities, men's groups, discipleship, referrals to community services, life-coaching, and spiritual enrichment. We understand that strong, thriving families provide a critical foundation in communities, and Familyhood programs are a part of that vision coming to life.

Population(s) Served
Parents

Flourishing Community Initiative offers a trauma-informed approach to addressing gun violence through; Individual Support in the form of referrals from hospitals to our case managers, Community Collaboration through developing support systems with other community partners to provide wraparound services, and Advocacy as we join community leaders to influence city-wide policies that effect the multi layered dynamics between the police and the community

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults
Children and youth
Young adults
Family relationships

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SUNSHINE GOSPEL MINISTRIES

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Richard Wilson

Jay Schommer

Joel Hamernick

Sunshine Gospel Ministries

Wendell Davis

Kim Lodewyk

Cathy Stein

Rebecca Gutwein

Richard Wilson

Peter Kisluk

Tuan Huyhn

Kimberly Salley

Sunshine Gospel Ministries

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/27/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/27/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.