The Juneteenth celebrations were an opportunity for all of Asheville to celebrate the culture and strength of the black community. Vendors, food trucks, local artists and musicians came to honor their ancestors and to nurture community. As the Saturday evening celebrations came to a close, a shooting occurred between two individuals […]
Poke the bear for more of Kaylee’s designs Kaylee on the pitch as a Carolina Villain! “Between a rock & a healing place” – Kaylee paints Kindness Stones with SPARC’s Family Centered Treatment Team “Creativity can be all kinds of things. It’s not always an art thing,” says Kaylee Burgess, SPARC Family Centered […]
12 Months of SPARC – 2022 Click HERE to reflect on the year and connect with us to SPARC a more equitable, safe and just 2022!
Values of The SPARC Foundation Get to know us through our 8 Values – CLICK TO PLAY!
A Renaissance for Author Loren Clement Q+R time with Author and SPARC Team Member, Loren Clement: Question: Will you please tell us a little bit about yourself, Loren?Response: I’m a 30 year old native of Asheville. I graduated with an undergraduate English degree from Winston Salem State University. I went on to graduate with a master’s degree […]
Meet Patricia Waters Meet Patricia Waters HERE Patricia is an encourager in all she does! Health and wellness, including prioritizing her own self-care, is always in the forefront of her mind – in her work as a Visitation + Parent Coach with SPARC, as an entrepreneur with her son and Chill Cereal Bar, and as a […]
SPARC’s Equity Advocates Committee – Meet Jeff Whisenant
SPARC’s Executive Director Awarded with 2021 CoThinkk Ally Leader Award CoThinkk is dedicated to social change philanthropy by investing our time, talent and treasure to accelerate positive changes in communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Each year, CoThinkk honors local community leaders who diligently strive to advance communities of color in Asheville and […]
SPARCing Sustainable Careers Buncombe County’s INCLUSIVE Hiring Partners joined the great families and energy at Hillcrest! The SPARC Foundation team enjoyed the conversations, food and family fun with community members and partners. Thankful for this time to get to know our neighbors even better and to team with other local employers to successfully bridge opportunity […]
Celebrating 6 Years of SPARC! Celebrating with staff & community partners – take a look at the video! And make a donation HERE. Thank you!