Now

Continuing to adapt to an ever-changing world and social innovation landscape

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2017

Greater focus on igniting change and helping clients

As we move to the next phase of our work, Spark remains committed to that early vision of igniting meaning change through high-quality research, effective and inclusive engagement, and clear, actionable communication strategies. We continue to be distinguished by our focus on excellence and on creating actionable recommendations informed by those most affected by the problem. In 2017 leadership at Spark was turned over to Kyle Brost, who has reinvirograted and reinvested in our commitment to practice, adopting the motto “Good in Theory, Better in Practice

2006-2016

Growth and deepening of evaluation expertise

Founded in 2004 by Jewlya Lynn and Pilar Ingargiola in response to the need for expertise on cross-system issues in the service of visionary change, Spark Polict Institute has worked with partners across the country on a wide range of efforts. Originally, we called ourselves “Consultants for Systems Integration” with the plan of creating a loosely affiliated network of people who wanted to support visionary, systemic change.

2006

Integration of a systems view to our work

Just two years later, we were deeply invested in supporting systemic change in the fields of children’s behavioral health, juvenile justice, health disparities, education, water policy, and more. Through this work, our early team created a vision for an organization that can create meaningful change by helping to solve complex problems.

2004

Founded in 2004 by Jewlya Lynn and Pilar Ingargiola

Founded in 2004 by Jewlya Lynn and Pilar Ingargiola in response to the need for expertise on cross-system issues in the service of visionary change, Spark Polict Institute has worked with partners across the country on a wide range of efforts. Originally, we called ourselves “Consultants for Systems Integration” with the plan of creating a loosely affiliated network of people who wanted to support visionary, systemic change.