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  |   community programs, education, nicaragua, non-profit, organization, partnership trip, report from the field, spark, spark ventures, travel   |   No comment

It’s about the little things

If you are familiar with Spark Ventures, you likely know that our Partnership Trips provide the opportunity for Spark Investors to meet our international partners first-hand. Partnership Trips are an incredible way to join in cultural experiences, form new friendships, bond with the children...

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12 March
  |   chicago, community programs, nicaragua, non-profit, partnership trip, spark, spark ventures, travel   |   No comment

Escape the Polar Vortex with Spark in Nicaragua!

Tired of battling the cold and hearing words like "polar vortex" on a daily basis? Consider joining us on an upcoming Partnership Trip to Nicaragua. We will be traveling to visit our (tropically located) partner, Las Tías, on April 21-27, 2014.In addition to an escape...

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24 February
  |   business development, community programs, education, healthcare, nutrition, organization, partnership trip, report from the field, socent, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social good, travel, zambia   |   No comment

Lab Coats and Chickens

On our Partnership Trips, we spend the vast majority of our time with the children at Hope Village. Their smiles and laughter and friendship are so very powerful and memorable. But, there's another piece to the Spark story here in Zambia that we are overwhelmingly...

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26 January
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Preventative Maintenance Day at Hope School

When I arrived at Hope Community School mid-afternoon for the second day of computer training with Teacher Lewis and Teacher Angela, I found the students just leaving their classrooms and heading out to the big open yard in front of the school to participate in...

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17 January