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“There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

~Amanda Gorman

Paying It Forward

After experiencing an enjoyable hands-on lesson on the use of color through clay and paint, as taught by our Ember Project student, Zoë, the fourth-grade students at Buford Elementary School had a desire to share their newfound knowledge with others. Using surplus clay from their time with Zoë, students from Ms. Lewis’ 4th-grade class prepared an…

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Spreading the Joy of Art

Zoë, an eighth-grade student from Westside Neighborhood School with a love for art, shares her joy, excitement, and talents with fourth-graders at Buford Elementary School, in Lennox. Our first Ember Project recipient provided carefully curated art supplies in a kit for each student to use during her lesson. Read her full story here.

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Heroes in the Making

In our search for Lumenaries (educators) and SparQs (students), we seek out individuals doing incredible work for communities in need. Most often, the projects these heroes engage in are long-lasting, working with these communities year over year and touching many lives. As we share their stories and good work, we catch but a glimpse of…

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Here at LumenSparQ, our mission is to spotlight our local heroes and provide support through financial, material, or human resources as best fit each situation. When we discover a local hero giving food and other necessities to families in need, we may support them with the person-power to package and distribute supplies. Support may also take the form of purchasing specific goods they may lack. If a local hero is providing after school classes for parents, we may help them with funding for new learning materials or through in-person professional development and coaching.

Because each hero’s story is unique, we stay flexible to support in ways where our strengths are the most impactful and our existing resources most helpful.

This website, along with our related social media outlets, shares the good work. We hope to inspire others, like you, to get involved. Come join us on this journey.