Girls Choral Academy

Giving Girls a Voice

GRAND RAPIDS, MI   |  www.girlschoralacademy.org

Mission

Girls Choral Academy is intentional about the mission of Giving Girls a Voice by providing: • excellent music education and choir participation • a safe and positive setting where girls can explore a varied repertoire of choral music and encouragement to excel as artists and musicians • opportunities for girls to collectively learn self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills while also building strong community stewards

Ruling year info

1998

Executive/Artistic Director

Lori Tennenhouse

Main address

2920 FULLER AVE NE STE 104

GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49505 USA

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EIN

38-3360855

NTEE code info

Singing Choral (A6B)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ARTS & CULTURE GOAL #1: Foster authentic artistic and cultural expression by diverse neighborhoods and communities, especially those that are historically disadvantaged. Our is intentionally located in an urban, under-served and under-resourced neighborhood of Grand Rapids. We seek to provide quality arts education and life experiences to these singers that would otherwise be out of reach financially. We intentionally choose music that reflects the experience of our girls - so that they can see themselves in the pieces we present. We help them understand that their stories, their songs are worth singing. ARTS & CULTURE GOAL #2: Assure affordable and welcoming access by lower-income and diverse individuals to a wide variety of artistic and cultural exhibits and performances through relevant programming and aggressive outreach. The GAGC includes a wide variety of cultural programming in our program year, including travel, attendance at ticketed events, and other experiences that our sin

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?

Grandville Avenue Girls Choir

Formed in 1999, the Grandville Avenue Girls Choir is a free after-school program designed for girls in third through fifth grade at Southwest Community Campus School, Cesar Chavez Elementary, or Buchanan Elementary (all within the Grand Rapids Public School system). The Grandville Avenue Girls Choir provides inner city girls with vocal instruction in a positive atmosphere. In 2019, this will expand into Burton Middle School, serving girls in grades 5-8

Population(s) Served

Campus Choirs are available for first through twelfth grade students, and draw from various school systems around the city. The Campus Choirs are audition- and tuition- based and include opportunities for small group work and private tutoring to attain the highest standards. Over a third of these girls rely on scholarships in order to participate. GCA is proud of its philosophy that it never has and never will turn away a singer because she could not afford tuition.

This program offers many performance, activity and travel opportunities to the members along with learning the lifelong skill of singing along with self-confidence, team dynamics, and personal responsibility.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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Girls Choral Academy

Board of directors
as of 7/19/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Courtney Flanagan

Hastings Mutual Insurance

Term: 2007 -


Board co-chair

Kim Mitchell

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Term: 2013 -

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