Philadelphia News

New Website & Brand On the Way

05.31.17: New Website & Brand On the Way

Learn more about Spark's plans for a new website and brand refresh!



Capturing our 2014-2015 Highlights + Exciting Updates!

07.09.15: Capturing our 2014-2015 Highlights + Exciting Updates!

What a year! Read about Spark's milestones and learn what's in store for next year! 


“Sparking” Change through Mentorship

04.27.15: “Sparking” Change through Mentorship

Many members of the University of Pennsylvania community volunteer their time to mentor Spark students. Read here about Spark mentor, Whitney and her student Jose. 


The Social Arena Promotes Sugar Rush

03.18.15: The Social Arena Promotes Sugar Rush

Thanks to The Social Arena for their pre-event coverage of our second food and wine tasting fundraiser!


WMMR Highlights Sugar Rush Event

03.18.15: WMMR Highlights Sugar Rush Event

93.3 WMMR showcased Spark's Sugar Rush event on its community calendar.


Spark Philadelphia Executive Board Member Amy Chen Recognized for Social Impact

03.10.15: Spark Philadelphia Executive Board Member Amy Chen Recognized for Social Impact

Read how Spark Philadelphia's Executive Board Member Amy Chen is Doing Good for the Bottom Line — and the World! 


Spark Joins Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Roadmap for Growth Initiative

03.03.15: Spark Joins Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Roadmap for Growth Initiative

Read how Spark Philadelphia is partnering with local businesses and organizations to develop a growth agenda for the city that promotes job creation and economic prosperity through 2020.


Wharton Social Impact - Call to Action

01.15.15: Wharton Social Impact - Call to Action

University of Pennsylvania's Social Impact Initiative encourages Penn community to mentor with Spark!


Technically Philly

01.08.15: Technically Philly

Featuring a game desgined by Spark students from William Dick Elementary at company partner RJMetrics! 


Wharton Magazine

10.10.13: Wharton Magazine

Read Spark Founder & CEO Chris Balme’s tips for quickly getting to know a nonprofit!  


WHYY FM

10.01.13: WHYY FM

Listen for Spark Philadelphia's PSA on this regional NPR station!


West Philly Local Helps Spark Recruit Mentors

08.21.13: West Philly Local Helps Spark Recruit Mentors

Spark Philadelphia brings its apprenticeship program to back to Philadelphia for a yearlong program this fall.  Local companies can help the organization combat the dropout crisis by inviting employees to mentor students in the workplace.


Generocity

12.13.12: Generocity

Spark is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Social Impact Initiative to bring apprenticeships to middle school students in Philadelphia, beginning in 2013.
 


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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