If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

If I could have dinner with someone I consider a real leader it would be Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador because of the way he gave his life in service to his faith and the freedom of his community.

What motivates you to create social impact?

A belief in the goodwill of people and our collaborative power to create a healthy society, one person at a time.

Host Site Overview

The mission is to provide life-changing apprenticeships to youth in underserved communities across the United States

Host Site Project

The New Sector RISE Fellow will focus on program development and delivery, specifically the High School Transition and Mentorship Programs. Our program team coordinates the implementation of Spark’s core mentorship program for 7th grade students: the Spark apprenticeship. Through this program, students are matched with a mentor to complete an interest-driven project through a workplace-based apprenticeship. The Fellow will support the weekly execution of these apprenticeships. Additionally, the Fellow will support Chicago’s new initiative around the High School Transition with 8th graders, aimed to increase high school readiness and keep students on-track for future success. He or she will assist Spark’s overall efforts through internal and external communications as well as program implementation. This work will help Spark better execute our programs, with more students and higher fidelity.