A bi-annual clinic is an incredibly critical piece of the work we support through our local partner in Zambia. Providing basic healthcare services to the students and staff at Hope Community School is part of our work to empower them with the resources and opportunity... Read More
Aaron and Roxanna Anderson traveled to Zambia with Spark Ventures on our very first trip in collaboration with North Park University and later returned for longer portions of time to work directly with our local Zambian social impact partner. They returned from Zambia engaged and... Read More
Mr. Thompson Silungwe has always taken great pride in his work. But now, thanks to a generous grant from the Dewan Foundation, he can do what he loves with greater efficiency and care than ever before.
“You ask, ‘what is my favorite part of the job?’”... Read More
Matt Freund is a founding member of the Associate Board and will attend The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business in the fall. His involvement in Spark Ventures has helped shape the direction he hopes to take his professional career, so we asked Matt... Read More
At the end of this month the Spark Ventures team will bid farewell to Lucy Jodlowska, our Director of Social Impact Investments.
After more than four years of significant contributions to the Spark Ventures mission, Lucy is moving on to explore new opportunities. Lucy has... Read More
On our Impact Trips to Zambia, the days are packed. But without fail, during each day we spend with our partners at Hope Community School, there is one hour of time where everything gets quite still. If you were to join us for just that... Read More
For those who have traveled with us to Zambia, the one-on-one reading time spent with students at Hope Community School is always a highlight - an experience we again featured after our most recent trip in July. We’ve seen how successful and how fun reading... Read More
We are thrilled to announce that on the upcoming Nicaragua Women's Leadership Trip our travelers will be joined for a day by Gloria Callejas, Country Director for United Airlines in Nicaragua. Gloria will provide her personal perspective on corporate life in Nicaragua, women and girls... Read More
On our summer trip to Zambia, a good chunk of time was dedicated to taking a photograph of each and every student at Hope Community School. We told you about this project while we were traveling (excerpt the from this original blog post below) -... Read More