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, […]


TEMPORARY SOCIAL WORKER The SPARC Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission of keeping residents of Western North Carolina healthy, safe and out of institutional care. We contract with the Department of Social Services in order to hire and support Social Workers in their important work with families and individuals.  SPARC’s core values are: […]


NEUTRAL FACILITATOR Do you have excellent listening and conflict resolution skills and a passion for serving families? This may be the career for you! Neutral Facilitation is a service provided to our local Department of Social Services and their families. Neutral Facilitators support families and Social Workers by guiding meetings, establishing ground rules, ensuring goals are […]


SUPERVISED VISITATION SPECIALIST Are you passionate about serving children and families in your community? Do you want to positively impact children and families? If so, this could be the career for you!The SPARC Foundation’s mission is to ignite connections to education, employment and mentorship to strengthen the well-being and personal freedom of people and families […]

Mental Health QP Staff for Families 

Mental Health QP Staff for Families Are you looking for a company that provides needed services to the community and who also focuses on each employee’s professional development and self-care? SPARC Foundation is looking for those individuals who want to have a positive impact on the people served, helping clients address past trauma or learn […]

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 […]