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Caribbean With Purpose

Turning the page on literacy

McKinney, TX   |  https://www.Caribbeanwithpurpose.org

Mission

Caribbean with Purpose mission is to build reading literacy among early childhood and primary school-age students in underserved and under-resourced schools that lack literacy resources in the USA Title 1 schools and throughout the Caribbean. Alleviating illiteracy by connecting education to the future. We're dedicated to creating a transformative impact on USA Title 1 schools and the Caribbean communities by supporting pre-K to 6th grade students in achieving their dreams of becoming successful students and leaders.

Ruling year info

2022

Founder

Sonja Hunt-Gray

Director

Desmond Hunt

Main address

1821 N Lake Forest Drive Suite 700-412

McKinney, TX 75071 USA

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EIN

83-2108025

NTEE code info

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

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

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

Caribbean With Purpose is a non-profit organization that works to eliminate illiteracy in the USA Title 1 Districts and throughout the Caribbean by collaborating with local communities and schools to boost students' reading and academic accomplishment. We are firm believers in the educational and developmental benefits of immersing children in a literary world in ways that support creativity, confidence, and imagination.

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?

TRAVEL AND BUILD BOOK COVE

The Book Cove is a place of inspiration, exploration, and discovery. Each Book Cove serves a multi-functional role of library, technology hub, and science lab complete with accommodations for workshops and presentations.

The Book Cove aids schools and educators in the pursuit of literary competency and fluency. This is achieved by providing access to a variety of engaging literary text, useful resources, and modern technology that extends beyond a traditional library.

Each Book Cove is created to accommodate flexibility in learning centered around literary comprehension, and extending to science, math, and practical technical skills.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Work status and occupations
Christians
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

READING POWER! Reading block that promotes effective strategies to help students think as they read. Build a 5-day reading plan that provides powerful opportunities that encourage higher-level thinking skills, comprehension and writing about the text like never before.

Population(s) Served

The Science Mash-Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. Tap into that curiosity by blending Science into literacy and math instruction. In this session, lots of fun, hands-on ways to integrate science into your daily learning by doing the “Science Mash”.

Population(s) Served

Exciting and engaging vocabulary instruction can set students on the path to a lifeline fascination with words and reading success. This program provides a research-based framework and practical strategies for vocabulary development that will enable students to tackle villainous vocabulary words with ease.

Population(s) Served

Learn ways to promote problem solving skills that will help students learn mathematics with understanding. This session is packed with strategies and games that will engage and develop Math Super Solvers!

Population(s) Served

Learn to be a technology Rock Star in your classroom! Turn up the volume and rock out by integrating technology into your curriculum with easy-to-use tips and tricks. From iPad apps to digital story-telling, and the knowledge to help teach 21st century learners.

Population(s) Served

Share tips and tricks for setting up a successful writers workshop in the classroom. Writers’ Workshop that engages every child and provides the framework of writing instruction. From mini-lessons to rubrics

Population(s) Served

Engaging students in fun & collaborative STEM challenges. Hands on activities & challenges that inspire them to think critically, reflect, and problem solve. Leave with instruction guaranteed to motivate, inspire, & empower littlest engineers to STEMfinity..and BEYOND!

Population(s) Served

READING CHALLENGE Test your reading endurance. (Marathon Reading) Scholarships, "Book Camp Cove" , fun and surprises an entertainment in MAY/JUN/JULY

Population(s) Served

This program engages students with summer reading books and STEM kits for continual fundamental learning necessary to be successful in the classroom for the new school semester. Local Authors enhance the experience by providing "Read Around the Isle" (read out loud) book immersion.
Through corporate social responsibility sponsorship, community grants and individual donations, we can provide pre-assembled backpacks filled with essential school supplies and reading books specifically on students grade level in Title 1 districts.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Academics

Where we work

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're dedicated to creating a transformative impact on Caribbean communities by supporting pre-K to 6th grade students in achieving their dreams of becoming successful students and leaders.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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

  • 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Caribbean With Purpose

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sonja Hunt-Gray

Caribbean With Purpose

Term: 2018 - 2030


Board co-chair

Desmond Hunt

Bank of America

Term: 2018 - 2030

James E Hunt

City of Delaware

Marilyn Jackson

Meriqua Daniella White

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Desmond E Hunt

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Deatra Starlings-Kinard

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Susan Moore

Verdie Watkins

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/27/2023

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/27/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.