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Global Service Award Winner: Heather Duncan

At this year’s Fall Gala, we honored a very special member of our Spark family with our first ever Global Service Award. This award recognizes individuals whose service to the Spark Ventures community has gone above and beyond in unique and inspiring ways. For the...

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24 October
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How Zambia Shaped His Identity: Quinn Leach

For the past ten years, North Park University has partnered with Spark Ventures and Hope Community School. Every May, North Park students travel to Ndola to facilitate a 3-day health clinic for the students of Hope School. The clinic is meant to assess and treat...

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19 September
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Las Tias Update

One year after the political demonstrations erupted in Nicaragua, Las Tías is stronger than ever! We spoke with Candida, one of Las Tías' directors, to gain some insight into what life was like in the midst of the unrest and what's happening now that it's...

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19 March
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Introducing W.O.W. – Twapia’s Women of Worth!

The community of Twapia continues to be impacted across generations. We are excited to introduce you to W.O.W., Twapia's Women of Worth!     W.O.W. The Women of Worth, “W.O.W.”, Group was formed to fulfill nutritional, healthcare, emotional and social needs of Twapia’s elderly women and to help them...

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20 February
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The Spark Story, Now on Instagram

Our Director of Social Impact Investments, Lucy Jodlowska, also happens to be our in-house photographer extraordinaire. Thanks to her incredible skills, you are able to see our work in action in vivid detail - and since she's in the field so frequently, we get lots...

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09 June
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Why Travel With Spark?

Over the last seven years, Spark has developed a world-class impact travel program, hosting over 300 participants on trips to Nicaragua and Zambia.   What do we mean by "Impact Travel"?   1. A first hand look at Spark's international impact investing via our business driven philanthropy model 2. Volunteering...

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19 March
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Nicaragua Thrills – See for yourself!

When people ask us about Spark Ventures' business driven philanthropy model or the impact this model has on hundreds of children in Nicaragua and Zambia, we often find ourselves saying at some point in the conversation: "Come and see for yourself!" Last week we had...

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17 February
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