Spark Corps is a design non profit at the intersection of design and social impact. We believe in providing professional development and mentorship to young designers while also creating high quality design work for non-profits and social impact organization. To do this, we pull on our strengths in visual design, critical thinking and global awareness. This skill set allows us to communicate the needs and missions of our partners while also allowing us to develop designs that provoke thought and inspire change.
We also believe in providing services to all groups that produce work for social impact, regardless of social, religious, and economic identifiers. We find it important that the organizations we partner with also reflect these values.
Spark Corps is participating in Giving Tuesday on November 27th to raise funds to elevate our Design Education mission. Design Education provides opportunities for the next generation to solve the world’s problems through critical thinking and creative problem solving. We at Spark Corps strive to teach all children how to act with empathy through our Spark Your Design Creativity books and Creatovate game. We have started to develop a curriculum and hope through this campaign to raise the funds to complete our curriculum and share all of our materials to communities that otherwise would not be able to have this opportunity. One small donation can create something much bigger!!
Those who are interested in joining #fiilinthepixels for design education #GivingTuesday initiative can visit (https://www.facebook.com/sparkcorpsorg) For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.
During Spark Corps apprenticeships, senior designers work with emerging designers and creative to polish their design chops. We also provide apprentices opportunities for professional development andengagement with our partners.
We work with local and global change makers to attack social problems and design solutions that will benefit the communities our partners serve. We aim to build long term relationships with partners as we invest in their missions.
To measure the impact of our work, we document our process through our Sketchbook. This allows us to highlight the behind the scenes work of Spark Corps, as well as our works impact on our partners and the communities they serve.
Spark Corps Design Education Products + Services
Spark Your Design Creativity is an activity book that introduces kids to design while also helping them to build skills to foster creativity and 21st century thinking. This Summer, our design apprentices led a Kickstarter campaign raising over $7,000 to get our first shipment of 500 books!
Purchase Spark Your Design Creativity at the following retailers!
Work Featured In
The 2017 Spark Corps Year in Review
The 2016 Spark Corps Year In Review
Each year, our team crafts visual summaries of our work, achievements and future goals. We do this to both share our successes and challenges with the community as well push how nonprofits can communicate their programming in an innovative way. We are proud to showcase the 2016 review!
Over the 2015 year, we accomplished some truly incredible things. We build relationships with new partners, developed our design education beta curriculum and grew our impact in Atlanta.
In the summer 2015, Spark Corps welcomed its first class of corps members via an 8 week beta program. During the program, Orange Sparkle Ball shadowed Allie Miller and Grace Cha to document their experience.