SPARC Creative Market 2023

SPARC Creative Market 2023 JOIN US!!  Let us know you’re coming and help spread the word HERE!   MEET OUR MARKET SPONSORS! Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty – Premier Sponsor 4th year in a row! Cassy Electric – longtime SPARC Foundation supporter! Biz Radio.US Asheville – our NEW Media Sponsor this year!  If you’d like to participate as a VENDOR or a VOLUNTEER or […]

Guest Essayist Keynon Lake – My Daddy Taught Me That

Guest Essayist Keynon Lake – My Daddy Taught Me That      For nearly a decade, Asheville City Schools have been labeled as having one of the country’s worst achievement/opportunity gaps. The gap between the test scores of black and white students has been so wide that leaders have declared a state of emergency to […]

Meet SPARC’s Board Chair – Lissa Brown

Meet SPARC’s Board Chair – Lissa Brown Above – Lissa Brown with SPARC’s ED, Jackie LatekBelow – Post Board meeting fun with Board Treasurer, Veronica Edwards + new SPARC swag!    What brought you to Western North Carolina?In 2016 I was looking for a next good place to live. After visiting Asheville as a possibility, […]

SPARCing Employment & Second Chances

SPARCing Employment & Second Chances Tony Shivers, Case Manager at The SPARC Foundation, shares with WLOS News 13 some of the lessons he’s learned while making the most of his own second chances following incarceration.  Now supporting and mentoring others as they do the same, Tony describes the challenges and what it takes to succeed […]