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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

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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Lifelong Warriors

Yesterday, March 26, the LumenSparQ board joined El Camino College students, faculty, administration, and community members on the “CommUnity Walk Against Hate” to support the fight against hate, racism, and intolerance. While the focus was on recent anti-Asian hate crimes, the event emphasized inclusivity and unity with people from all backgrounds. Before the walk, we…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

I come from Mexican, Indigenous, Puerto Rican, Spanish, Portuguese, African, and Jewish mothers. My DNA test surprised me and made me think of all the women that existed for me to be here. Each of these women had their unique way of looking at life. I can imagine the hardships that many had to endure…

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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, will share the good work. We hope to inspire others, like you, to get involved. Come join us on this journey.