CHALLENGED SAILORS SAN DIEGO INC

aka CSSD   |   San Diego, CA   |  https://www.challengedsailors.org

Mission

Challenged Sailors San Diego provides therapeutic and recreational adaptive sailing opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance their dignity, well-being, and independence.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Ms. Carolyn Sherman

Main address

PO Box 6994

San Diego, CA 92166 USA

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EIN

47-2882798

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Adaptive Sailing

Challenged Sailors San Diego has a fleet of eight Martin 16 sailboats and one SKUD 18 specifically designed for adaptive sailing.

We can rig the boat with a special Power Assist unit to enable both steering and trimming of the sails via a small electric joystick (similar to those often used on power wheelchairs) or a Sip and Puff mouthpiece.

Our facilities are accessible and equipped with a lift for transferring sailors from wheelchairs into the boat.

We serve participants of all ages. Most disabilities can be accommodated, including: Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vision Impairment or Blindness, Hearing Impairment or Deafness, PTSD, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Cognitive Impairment, Stroke, ALS. All experience levels (from none to advanced) are welcome.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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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.), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Review and revision of website to enhance accessibility by vision impaired persons.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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CHALLENGED SAILORS SAN DIEGO INC

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Carolyn Sherman

Challenged Sailors San Diego

Term: 2020 -

Toni Turbyfill

CSSD

Gail Smith

CSSD

Carolyn Sherman

CSSD

Brewster Schenck

CSSD

Sally Beach

CSSD

Craig Dennis

CSSD

Ryan Craft

CSSD

Bill Gross

CSSD

Sue Taetsch

CSSD

Tamara Airhart

CSSD

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No