Spark A Dream: Spark LA's annual celebration of mentors, students, and life-changing apprenticeships

Our Spark a Dream Annual Gala is a celebration of Spark LA's life changing work, and a chance to honor individuals from our partner schools and organizations.

To become a patron or sponsor please complete the form in this Sponsorship Packet or register here. For more information you may also contact Yoon Choi at

"I can't think of a better way to support our students and community."

Aaron Meyerson, Board Chair


Past Highlights

Previous Spark a Dream Honorees include Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and Perry Wallack, Co-Founder and CFO of Cornerstone OnDemand.

We were proud to be sponsored by companies such as NBC Universal, Hulu, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, HBO, Sony, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and more.



Event Details


A celebration of mentors, students, and life-changing apprenticeships

Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:30pm–10:00pm

Tiato, 2700 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Starting at $300. Please purchase by credit card using the link above, or to purchase by check, please e-mail

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join our community of sponsors and demonstrate your belief in the life-changing power of apprenticeships.

Whether you become an event sponsor or make an in-kind donation, you will be supporting apprenticeships for 7th and 8th graders throughout Los Angeles. 

  • Help Spark LA serve 350 students across 6 LAUSD schools in 2015-2016
  • Connect with a dynamic network of more than 50 LA corporations from a variety of industries throughout Los Angeles
  • Align your brand with Spark LA and show your belief in the power of mentors and career exposure














Spark’s mission is to provide life-changing apprenticeships to youth in underserved communities across the United States. Spark, a national nonprofit with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, offers a unique program that re-engages middle school students in their education through hands-on apprenticeships and a Leadership Curriculum. Spark partners with schools and workplaces in cities coast-to-coast to match underserved 7th and 8th graders with mentors working in career fields aligned with the students’ strengths and interests. Spark’s parallel in-school curriculum reinforces the link between classrooms and careers while helping students build skills necessary for success in high school and beyond. After creating and supporting thousands of apprenticeships since 2004, the results are clear: Spark students consistently gain confidence, key skills, and positive relationships, and have a graduation rate above the national average.

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