Lumensparq Inc

Spotlighting and Supporting Local Heroes in Education

Gardena, CA   |  http://lumensparq.org

Mission

Our mission is to spotlight and support local heroes in education, with a focus on adults and students providing a social good to communities in need.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder and President

John Umekubo

Founder

Katya De los Rios

Main address

2630 W 157th St

Gardena, CA 90249 USA

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EIN

85-2932162

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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Lumenaries and SparQs

We seek to spotlight and support local heroes in education with a focus on those performing a social good for communities in need. As we select 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.

Support for Lumenaries may come in the form of financial assistance to further enhance or maintain the project on which they are working, say an after school program for parent education. Support may involve providing supplies a teacher needs to coordinate an after school event for students and families. Help may come through professional development to increase a faculty’s technology skills to improve teaching during remote learning.

The second category is for students, those that go above and beyond the regular school day to take on a passion project that impacts others in need.

We call them SparQs.

These students may be working toward a solution to a local community problem, like food insecurity, or helping to bring awareness to broader societal issues, like systemic racism or gender equality. Support for SparQs may include financial assistance to fill a gap in funding their project, providing materials needed as they engage in their work, or possibly hands-on resources through volunteer support.

We will best understand our heroes’ actual needs as we come to know their story deeply. Through this discovery, the details of their mission come to light, and we can determine our clearest and most effective path to support them. Every story is different, and every need is thereby unique. We remain flexible as an organization to assist these heroes in the most effective manner possible.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Students
Teachers

Where we work

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Financials

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Lumensparq Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Umekubo

Westside Neighborhood School

Term: 2020 - 2022

Katya De los Rios

Cal State Dominguez Hills

Armando Franco

Lennox School District

Christine Franco

Lennox School District

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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