SPARC’s New Logo – Meet Designer Tony Delia

SPARC’s New Logo – Meet Designer Tony Delia   Throughout his 25-year career as an award-winning Creative Director and Designer, Tony has established breakthrough brand identities and strategically-focused creative campaigns —from health and wellness to packaged goods, entertainment, and construction. As a former agency creative at multiple New York shops, Tony is committed to delivering […]

Introducing Leasha Ogle

Introducing Leasha Ogle Q & A with Leasha Ogle, SPARC Foundation’s new People and Culture Coordinator Q:What should we know about you? A: I was born and raised in Asheville. I attended TC Roberson High School. Go Rams! I went on to get my Bachelor’s in Psychology from UNC-Asheville and my Master’s in Human Resources from Western Carolina […]

Jessica – SPARC’s Success Spotlight – Family Centered Treatment-Recovery

Jessica – SPARC’s Success Spotlight – Family Centered Treatment-Recovery “When I used to hear about someone losing custody of a child to DSS, I’d think ‘What is wrong with them? Why were they not taking care of their child? Who would do that?’ Until it was me. I did take care of my child. I […]

Welcome, Leasha!

Welcome, Leasha! For Immediate Release Media Contact: Pamela Wright Phone: 828-747-8257 SPARC Foundation Hires Leasha Ogle As People and Culture Coordinator New Position Created by Board of Directors to enhance DEI Practices (September 1, 2020, Asheville, NC) – The SPARC Foundation has hired Leasha Ogle, MSHR, to lead their HR Department as People and Culture Coordinator. […]

Ending the abuse: County domestic violence plan

Ending the abuse: County domestic violence plan An Asheville Citizen Times article from 2015 reports of Countywide efforts to reduce domestic violence, including SPARC’s role in the comprehensive approach.  A local nonprofit, The SPARC Foundation, has been partnering with law enforcement to implement focused deterrence for five years. The initiative works, says Jackie Latek, program […]

SPARCing Community Safety

SPARCing Community Safety The SPARC Foundation was awarded a grant by the NC Governors Crime Commission and was chosen to pilot this program for the entire state. Created and tested in Colorado since 2010, the Domestic Violence Risk & Needs Assessment has helped lower the risk of a batter reoffending, thus improving safety for domestic […]

Dr. Michelle Alvarez

Dr. Michelle Alvarez Dr. Michelle ÁlvarezLicensed Clinical Psychologist, Asheville MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTHDr. Michelle Álvarez offers insight, information and encouragement. Q: As a mental health professional, what would you like everyone to be more aware of when it comes to mental wellness? A: I think it’s important to remember a few things… and the first is that […]

Summer Updates 2020

Summer Updates 2020 Read our SPARCing Connections Newsletter HERE  SUMMER 2020