Spark Philadelphia has created nearly 600 transformative mentorships since launching in 2013 as Spark's first east coast site. Spark currently partners with six schools in North and West Philadelphia and 20+ company partners.

With its innovative Spark Lab workplace program and support from local companies, organizations and institutions, Spark Philadelphia prepares students for success in high school and reduces the City's dropout rate.

Check out Spark Philadelphia's 2015-16 Impact Report to learn about how Spark helps more Philadelphia middle grade students stay engaged, on track, and ready for success!

See where Spark students were hosted during the 2015-16 program year!

"I want to thank my mentors for everything.  Spark was life changing.  I learned to follow my dreams and never give up."
                         —Spark student from John Barry


Support Spark Philadelphia

Spark Philadelphia is seeking investors to help us better serve our students and volunteer mentors. To invest in Spark Philadelphia:

  1. Make a donation on our website or send a check to our office at 1501 Cherry, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
  2. Partner with Spark as a Corporate Champion. Contact Deirdre Hake, Director of External Relations, to learn more.
  3. Celebrate our students at Discovery Night, Spark's signature annual event. Email Deirdre Hake, Director of External Relations, to learn more.

Contact Spark Philadelphia

School Partner and Program Inquiries:
Jim Schroder, Executive Director

Corporate Partner and Development Inquiries:
Deirdre Hake, Director of External Relations

General Inquiries:
Call: 267-519-4591

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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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