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The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation announced a grant of $50,000 to strengthen its strategic partnership with Spark Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s investment unlocked a $25,000 matching grant from Focusing Philanthropy, who partners with nonprofits to enhance fundraising and increase impact. Together, their grants will fuel Spark’s mission to inspire 7th, 8th and 9th graders from underserved communities to succeed in high school and beyond by engaging them with mentors and future careers.
Spark's corporate partners bring mentorships to life! Meet Spark students and their inspiring TrueCar mentors. From video games to the medical field, these mentorships have fostered a world of possibilities.
Spark is proud to recognize Sam Powel, a volunteer in Los Angeles, as one of four recipients of the Excellence in Mentoring Award!
Spark Los Angeles asked Fatima, a student at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy - Kayne Siart, a few questions about her experience in the Spark Program.
Education Week's "Career Prep Moves Into Middle Schools" discusses the importance of real-world experience for younger students and touts mentoring and corporations as important resources.
Spark is pleased to announce the promotion of Spark LA's Yoon S. Choi, Ph.D., to Vice President of California Regions role
Wells Fargo employees give back through Spark's workplace-based mentoring program to help students build new skills and explore careers!
The Los Angeles Times features Spark Los Angeles' "Discovery Night" event and profiles Spark students and their projects.
More than 250 students and their volunteer mentors from LA’s top companies showcased their career-based projects at Spark Los Angeles’ “Discovery Night” on December 9 at Dodger Stadium’s exclusive Stadium Club.
Eleven Spark LA students previewed the Oscars Winning Envelopes thanks to support from Marc Friedland Couture Communications!
The Challenge of Being A Good Nonprofit
Do Good LA celebrates Spark for being at the forefront of social change. Check out how we’re getting it right!
Ryan Malone is a Southern California Golf Association eClub Member and a Spark Los Angeles Advisory Board Member and mentor. Read about what motivated Ryan to get involved!
An article by The Foundation Boys in the Huffington Post calls for a "culture of education" in the US to give children what they need: opportunity. "By providing our kids with the tools they need to reach any goal they can imagine for themselves, we ensure that our country maintains its technological and economic strength and its innovative and competitive edge." The article references Spark as a creative solution to America's K-12 educational challenges. Learn more about The Foundation Boys on their website.
AIA|LA and Spark partnering on amazing architecture apprenticeships in LA, featured in Form Magazine
Pitches, partnerships, and possibilities - see what's new at Spark LA!
Hear from Spark Co-Founder Chris Balme, Spark Student Luz Moreno, and 20th Century Fox Spark Mentor Jonathan Helfgot.
Santa Monica Daily Press visits Spark students from John Adams Middle School at their Activision apprenticeships.