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Author: Spark Ventures

  |   business development, community programs, nicaragua, organization, report from the field, socent, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social good, travel   |   No comment

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words…

Spark Ventures partners with local organizations that help vulnerable children, with current partnerships in Zambia and Nicaragua. Spark's unique partnership model focuses on sustaining the organizations it works with. Spark's partners receive on-going training and consultation in areas of personnel management, infrastructure, organizational growth and...

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06 June
  |   community programs, healthcare, nutrition, public health, report from the field, zambia   |   No comment

North Park University Students Venture to Zambia to Host Clinic

A team of nursing students from North Park University have just completed one of the biannual clinics at our partner organization in Zambia supported by Spark. The nursing students, working alongside a Zambian doctor and nurses treated over 350 children from Hope House Orphanage and...

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04 June
  |   Board of Directors, chicago, news, non-profit, nonprofit, NPTalk, organization, socent, spark, spark ventures   |   No comment

New Directors Join Spark Board

With only four full-time employees, Spark’s board members play an incredibly important role in expanding our capacity as an organization. That’s one reason we are very excited to have added four new directors in the last year. Let us introduce you to them….Jeff Plaisted has...

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08 May
  |   community programs, education, nicaragua, partnership trip, report from the field, travel   |   No comment

Transformation Stories: Allison

One of the incredibly important activities, included in every Partnership Trip Spark facilitates, is what we call a "Transformation Story." In Nicaragua, this is an opportunity to visit one of the beneficiaries of Las Tías in their home. Their generous families invite our travelers into...

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27 April