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St. John Singers Inc

aka Sing St. John   |   St. John, VI   |  https://www.singstjohn.org/

Mission

To provide universally accessible singing for all ages on St. John, fostering cultural awareness, a meaningful sense of community, and resilience.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Kristen Carmichael-Bowers

Main address

Box 37

St. John, VI 00831 USA

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EIN

66-0549743

NTEE code info

Singing Choral (A6B)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Performing Arts (A60)

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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?

St. John All-Island Children's Choir

The St. John All-Island Children’s Choir is an in-school program that involves 260 St. John Children in Kindergarten through Fifth grade, from the island's three elementary schools:
Julius E. Sprauve School, St. John Christian Academy, Gifft Hill School, and the island's homeschooling community.
An all inclusive choir, we sing in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, languages of the African continent,
and other world cultures.

Population(s) Served
Children
Preteens
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
People of Caribbean descent

Ocama! is the Taino word for “listen.”
​Ocama! is an after-school select choir for children grades 3-8. This experience builds vocal, musical, and social skills and strengthens community relationships as the choir sings out for community events.

Population(s) Served
Children
Preteens
Economically disadvantaged people
People of African descent
People of Caribbean descent

St. John Recovery Choir,
is a choir for men and women, formed in the aftermath ​of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Open to all abilities and learning styles. Members are provided with recordings, lyric sheets and sheet music. We perform holiday music, Motown, Civil Rights songs and songs that celebrate our local culture in concerts and community events.

Population(s) Served
Preteens
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people
People of Caribbean descent
People of African descent

Two levels of interactive video conferencing classes open to adults with internet access across the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of African descent
People of Caribbean descent
Economically disadvantaged people

Created in response to the lack of interactive activities for seniors living in the Virgin Islands. In episodes aired twice weekly on Virgin Islands Public television WTJX, they sing Virgin Islands favorites, teaching the harmonies and vocal warm-ups in addition to reminding viewers about posture and breathing. This keeps seniors moving forward and engaging musically, until such time that we can safely come together to sing. After speaking with some of our senators, we realized that learning all the same songs across the Virgin Islands raises the possibility of singing together in future Virgin Islands-wide senior events. What a celebration THAT will be!

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors
People of Caribbean descent

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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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.

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Financials

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St. John Singers Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jason Bowers

JB Technology Consulting

Term: 2022 - 2023

Amy Roberts

Melody Smith

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 ? 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? 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 9/13/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/13/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 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.