SPARK Philadelphia


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  • Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible.


    Organization Name: Spark Philadelphia
    Organization Street Address: 1501 Cherry Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Organization Phone Number: 267-519-4591
    Short Description of Organization:

    Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what's possible.

    Program Street Address: 1501 Cherry Street
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: Yes
    If you answered yes to the last question ("l"), please list those partners.:

    Ballinger, Bluecadet, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Deloitte, Exude, Inc., Gentler, KieranTimberlake, Knoll, KPMG,LLP, M&T Bank, Message Agency, Pennoni, Seer Interactive, Sidecar, Steelcase, Stitch Data Threshold Group, University of Pennsylvania, Westin, WHYY, Bache-Martin School, Henry C. Lea School, George Meade School, John Barry School, S. Weir Mitchell School, William Dick School

    Accepting Mentors: Is your program currently accepting mentors?


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Somewhat
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Medicine and or Health
    • Robotics
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • After school


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply): 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    Spark works closely with our school partners to extend support to students who are in need of extra assistance.


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Yes we transport students using a bus or a van.



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