Lumenary – Sidra Dudley

Smiles. It’s all you see, even through the protective masks they wear. Beaming from ear to ear, these young learners have returned to campus after more than a year. For some, like the Kindergarten students, it is their first time stepping foot on campus. The attending student body is at fifty percent capacity to accommodateContinue reading “Lumenary – Sidra Dudley”

Global Sustainable Development Goals

When considering the selection of our heroes to spotlight and support, we look to the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals for inspiration. These 17 goals were established and “adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals.” 1 HereContinue reading “Global Sustainable Development Goals”

The 100 Percent Model

In his book Thirst, Scott Harrison, founder, and CEO of charity: water, describes the 100 Percent Model as a commitment by his nonprofit organization to ensure all public donations go directly to the projects they run to bring safe, clean water to those in need. He explains that “Americans are known for being generous, but one inContinue reading “The 100 Percent Model”

Do You Have a Hero in Mind?

In our work to spotlight and support local heroes in education, we reach out to our connections across Los Angeles for leads on potential candidates. We search for educators, students, and others involved in schools that share the following characteristics. A Lumenary is an individual or group that: works at a school or supports anContinue reading “Do You Have a Hero in Mind?”

Lumenaries & SparQs

As we spotlight and support our local heroes, we place them in two distinct categories. The first category is for adults, be they teachers, administrators, or staff, performing a social good. We call them Lumenaries (intentional spelling to match our organization’s name). Support for Lumenaries may come in the form of financial assistance to further enhanceContinue reading “Lumenaries & SparQs”

Our Mission

“To spotlight and support our local heroes in education” LumenSparQ Mission Statement Here at LumenSparQ, our mission is to spotlight our local heroes and give support through financial, human, and material resources as best fit each situation. If we discover a local hero providing food and other necessities to families in need, we may supportContinue reading “Our Mission”

LumenSparQ, Why the Name?

Lumen – A measurement of light, the approximate amount of light emitted from one birthday candle. 1 Spark – a small fiery particle thrown off from a fire, a trace of a specified quality or intense feeling. 2 When brainstorming a potential name for the organization, we knew we wanted it to meet specific criteria.Continue reading “LumenSparQ, Why the Name?”