SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge) Flossie Pack Center for Lifelong Learning

The SPARK of Learning something new starts here.

Kansas City, MO   |  spark.umkc.edu

Mission

SPARK's mission is "to provide lifelong learning opportunities through intellectually stimulating, cultural and social experiences which enhance the quality of life for SPARK members".

Ruling year info

2000

Coordinator

Lori Williams

Main address

4825 Troost Ave Suite 113

Kansas City, MO 64110 USA

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EIN

43-1859626

NTEE code info

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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Educational Opportunities

The key role of SPARK is to provide lifelong learning non-credit, high quality, and modest cost classes to people 55 and older. Classes are scheduled four quarter a year. Classes meets for two hours once a week for four to six weeks. Humanities classes may include: History, Current events, Music, Literature, Art, Religion, Philosophy, Science, Theater, Law and Health. While most courses include texts or other printed information, there are no tests or exams in  SPARK classes. Instructors of SPARK classes are volunteers passionate about their subject and are often members of SPARK.

Since May of 2020, much of SPARK's programming has had a virtual access component. This allowed members to access classes safely during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and continues to benefit members who are home bound or who have moved out of the Great Kansas City area.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Students
Teachers
Retired people

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Financials

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SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge) Flossie Pack Center for Lifelong Learning

Board of directors
as of 11/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. William Webb

Retired

Term: 2019 - 2021

Judy Kirk

Community Volunteer

Linda Wade

Community Volunteer

Baila Goldstein

Community Volunteer

Bill Hirsch

Retired

Jan Parks

Community Volunteer

William Webb

Retired

Gary Hindman

Community Volunteer

Nancy Powell

Retired

David Jeter

Retired

Barbara Dooley

Retired

LeeAnne Hays

Retired

Shirley Marshall

Retired

Alan Perry

Retired

Carolyn Rowe

Retired

Diana Taylor

Community Volunteer