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 […]

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 […]

Sparc Success Story – Taquon

Sparc Success Story – Taquon The eldest of 12 siblings, and the father of two kids of his own, 25 year old Taquon credits love of family as motivation for turning his life around. Taquon missed the birth of his first child because he was in prison for a string of car breaks-in. He served […]