Musical Miracles Association

Teach*Inspire*Succeed

TORRANCE, CA   |  www.musicalmiracles.org

Mission

We are dedicated to sharing the gifts of music, art and dance to underserved youth and supporting them in their dreams to succeed!

Notes from the nonprofit

We are a small organization, but our teachers have made a difference in the lives of so many children. Our schools tell us stories of children improving behavior, focus, and school work. And, it gives the children an opportunity to release emotions in a positive manner. We look forward to growing our organization, all while improving our policies and procedures.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder and Musical Director

Jane Lee

Main address

2941 ROLLING HILLS RD

TORRANCE, CA 90505 USA

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EIN

47-4983211

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Due to budget constraints, most of our public schools do not offer students any performing arts programs, such as music, art or dance.

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?

Music, Art and Dance

Our experienced and professional instructors go on-site to teach classes in performing and visual arts.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Music, Art and Dance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Starting March 2020 through 2021, no classes were offered due to the pandemic. It took a long time to get back in schools because they were not allowing or limiting volunteers on campuses.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We would like to provide art programs to children in elementary or after school facilities. Studies have proven the endless benefits of music exposure and education to developing minds. Not only does music use many parts of the brain and body in the ultimate multitasking exercise, it has also been shown to assist in the development of language, math, IQ, motor skills, and emotional health!

Musical Miracles offers choir classes to enrich after-school programs at community centers and classes as part of the daily school curriculm. We also hold an annual music showcase at a local theater that gives all the children an opportunity to perform for family and friends. As an all-volunteer board, we fundraise through the following platforms:
1) website and social media
2) apply for grants through foundations, corporations, and other philanthropic organizations
3) request sponsorships from corporations.

Our founder and Musical Director, Jane Lee, is a musician and owns Torrance Arts Academy, an art, music, and dance studio in Los Angeles. She is an experienced musician, teacher, and entrepreneur. She has taught music classes in private schools for many years, and now leads our programming. Jane Lee and our other experienced and professional instructors go on-site to teach classes in performing and visual arts. Our teachers not only instruct the students, they are also great role models and work extremely well with our youth communities.

In the short time we have been in existence, we have taught over 1000 students music and visual arts. Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to offer our weekly choral classes at elementary schools and after school programs, but beginning Spring 2022, we are back on campuses. We also will offer weekly percussion classes at an after school center. The music program includes a Holiday Performance onsite at the school and the Grand Musical Showcase in May, where all the children come together to perform for family and friends. Our goal is to have over 500 students in our program in the Fall of 2022.

So what's next you ask? As we grow our organization's marketing, and expand our donor base, we will be able to provide more programs to more schools and more children in Southern California. In today's volatile World, children need ways to release anxiety and stress. Music helps. Hans Christian Anderson once said, "Where words fail, music speaks."

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We receive informal feedback from Principals, Teachers, and Staff, and even the children.

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

    direct conversations,

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

    We don't actively use collected feedback,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We work as a team with our schools. Our programs are a success because of the relationships that our organization develops with the institutions we serve.

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

    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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Musical Miracles Association

Board of directors
as of 03/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sandra Chiappari Fuchs

Chinyarai Hamilton

Musical Miracles

Emile Mack

Musical Miracles

Mary Chung

Musical Miracles

Jane Lee

Musical Miracles

Sandra Fuchs

Musical Miracles

Noriko Ward

Musical Miracles

Kara Jassy

Musical Miracles

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 4/15/2021

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
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/15/2021

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Policies and processes
  • 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 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.