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Sister Preschool in Zambia Launched in Partnership with Lincoln Park Preschool

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...

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08 February
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A Fond Farewell: Lucy Jodlowska

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...

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24 May
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Trip Wrap Up – “Hasta Luego Nicaragua”

Spark Ventures wrapped up its first ever Young Professionals trip to Nicaragua last week and we wanted to chat one last time with our trip participant, Young Professionals of Spark member and blogger, Jessica Dangles.   What were some highlights of the trip?   I have to say one...

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07 December
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Spark’s First Young Professionals Trip – Live from Nicaragua

With Spark Ventures’ first Young Professionals trip to Nicaragua taking place now, we are getting a first-hand look at the experience, through the eyes of Jessica Dangles, who also serves as a member of the Young Professionals of Spark (YPS). Read her first blog post...

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16 November
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Feliz Cumpleaños Las Tías – A Farm Field Trip

Sometimes Lucy, our Director of Social Impact Investments, spends her days in Nicaragua hiking up trails on our farm where you need a machete to get through the undergrowth. Sometimes she spends her days in meetings with distributors discussing purchasing agreements for cacao and honey....

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07 October
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