Developing and sustaining relationships is at the core of our work and it is what fuels the impact our program has in the lives of our students. Spark the Journey is proud to work with a number of strategic partners to help increase opportunity and economic mobility for our students. From our school partners to our corporate community partners to our involvement with the Talent for Tomorrow Alliance, we are collectively working on behalf of and alongside our students to support them on their path to lifelong success.
Spark the Journey partners with 10 local DC public and public charter schools. We work collaboratively with our school partners to identify students from each school who are eligible for Spark’s programming. These strategic partnerships foster a college bound and career attainment culture, and community, for low-income students in Washington, DC.
Talent for Tomorrow Alliance
In 2020, Spark the Journey co-founded the Talent for Tomorrow Alliance consisting of Spark, Year Up, New Futures, Genesys Works, and Per Scholas. This partnership works with students who miss access to economic opportunity due to a lack of credentials, degrees, and perpetuated cycles of inequity. The Alliance leverages the strengths of each organization to support the student life cycle through to a career.
Our program is designed to be the point of convergence where everyone can participate in the collective success of our students. Working with our corporate partners provides a community of support for our program participants, giving them access to a variety of college resources and career exploration opportunities.