Spark Celebrates 10 Years of Igniting Successful Futures

Earlier this month, Spark celebrated its 10th anniversary in its birthplace of San Francisco. To commemorate the occasion, Spark held a reception to not only thank its Board Members, donors, mentors and other supporters, but to also share its vision for the future.  

In just 10 years, Spark has reached many milestones. The organization has grown from serving just 11 students in Redwood City, CA in its inaugural year, to reaching more than 4,000 students nationwide. The organization has also grown from one location to four total sites throughout the US.  “As we look back over a great decade of growth, impact and change, we are energized for the things ahead and eager to continue growing and creating impact,” said Jason Cascarino, Spark CEO. Read more about Spark’s accomplishments and impact here.


Spark inspires 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to succeed in high school and beyond by connecting them with mentors in leading workplaces and supporting their academic journey with skill-building and resources. By engaging working professionals and connecting businesses with local communities, Spark empowers the next generation to perform better in school, graduate on time and lead fulfilling careers and lives.

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