Summer may only be halfway through but we're already thinking about 2018 travel. We've added a NEW trip date to our line-up - a Women's Leadership Trip in February. As we planned those dates, we checked back in with one of the women who was... Read More
We are so thrilled to introduce two new Spark Ventures board members - Lisa Madonia and Doak Elliott. Check out this interview to learn more about what they're most passionate about.
What drew you to Spark Ventures and our work? What motivated you to get involved?
Lisa:... Read More
Over the last year, our leadership engaged in a strategy initiative to prepare for the next decade. Spark supporters have been uniquely drawn to our organization for its partnerships and focus on business driven philanthropy. Will anything about these two important aspects change? Our Marketing... Read More
From chairing our Board of Directors to managing our grassroots, community partner organizations, women are in key decision-making roles and will continue to lead the charge as we move into our second decade of impact. We are excited to feature a few of these incredible... Read More
One of the key pillars of a Spark Ventures impact travel experience is the opportunity to give back. Many times we get questions about what this looks like, and we thought we could unpack it a bit here. Let's start with what we believe is... Read More
New textbooks!! Thanks to our partnership with Lincoln Park Preschool & Kindergarten, Hope School has brand new textbooks and teaching resources. The books arrived in April and were immediately put to use - this was a huge need and the teachers and students are thrilled.
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We sat down with one of our most recent Impact Travel alumni, Lesley Brindle, to capture some of her immediate reflections on our recent March trip to Nicaragua. Check out our interview with her here, and consider joining us on one of our upcoming Impact... Read More
, business development
, social good
, spark ventures
, women's empowerment
We've collaborated before with the intrepid ladies over at Wanderful where their goal is to empower women travelers to explore the world and to connect with each other. We're all about experiential travel and making powerful, personal connections. So, we were thrilled when they reached... Read More
In 2010, Shankar Iyer and his family donated the funds to name the newly built classroom building in Zambia in memory of their niece, Shelby Goldstein, who passed away at the age of four. Recently, Shankar and his family were able to visit the Shelby Goldstein... Read More
Sharon Kozek, Owner and Founder of Lincoln Park Preschool and Kindergarten, along with members of her team have enthusiastically joined with Spark Ventures to help launch a new preschool in Zambia. Early childhood education is critical to any students' future success in the world, but... Read More