At every home game, the Los Angeles Sparks recognize one of their valued Community Partners through in-game promotion, nonprofit messaging, and via jumbotron capture.

The Sparks view community as a flashpoint for positive change in all populations, and the engine for creating a healthier, more inclusive future for our youth. As a member of the Sparks family, our Community Partners are forging closer connections with other leaders in the Los Angeles community, and are also providing their constituents with unique Sparks experiences year-round.

The Community Spotlight is a chance for the Sparks to bring attention to the excellent organizations making great strides to improve the lives of the thirteen million people living in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. We know how great our Community Partners are, and we want all of our fans to know too in an effort to build a safer and more inclusive community.

See below for our 2018 Community Spotlight groups:
Gage Middle School & Elizabeth Learning Center, in Huntington Park, inspire life-long learning and aim to prepare all students for the challenges of college, their careers, and the 21st Century.
Boys 2 Gentlemen, a program in Watts that offers mentorship, and assists boys as they work to become confident, caring, and competent gentlemen.
The Arc of South Bay’s mission is to promote the well-being of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Chucos Youth Justice Coalition is a movement assisting previously incarcerated youth find employment and help them get back on their feet.
Touching the World, a faith-based organization inspires, motivates, and loves all people in the spirit of true community UNITY.
Shepherd’s Door, a Domestic Violence Resource Center, assists and supports victims of domestic violence, and looks to end the cycle of domestic violence through education and awareness.
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is one of the largest health care facilities within the Department of Veterans Affairs and offers comprehensive services to Veterans in Southern California.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete.
UCLA HHMI Pathways to Success Program students are members of a special four-year honors level program.  They all boast A averages, conduct cutting-edge research with world-class professors and participate in high level academic workshops while taking their other classes. They are all on track for outstanding careers in the sciences and medicine.
The WOW Flower Project helps young people make a positive impact in their communities through education, etiquette training, pageantry, and local and world travel.  They live the make youth say “Wow!” — for “Wow!” is prevention. “Wow!” is empowerment. “Wow!” is for hopeful futures.
GLSEN, a national network of students, educators, parents and community leaders works to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ students.  The LA Sparks take a stand with them today and everyday. All children deserve to feel safe at school.
LEAP – Learning Enrichment After-School Program – has serviced thousands of underprivileged students and their families since its inception in 2004.  Every day, from the close of the school day until 6p, LEAP programmers deliver safe environments, nutritious meals, homework support, creative enrichment classes, and academic tutoring – at no cost to parents.
Eleven year old mini-activist, Khloe Thompson is on a mission to spread love and inspire other kids to do the same through her nonprofit she created at 9-years-old, Khloe Kares, where she distributes hand-made “Kare Bags” to those who are less fortunate. Khloe proves her age has nothing to do with her ability to impact the world and is even taking her second trip to Ghana later this year to empower villages through leadership workshops for young girls and water pump installations.
Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles is a non-profit that helps girls grow up strong, smart, and bold.  Their programming focuses on building life skills, increasing resilience in the face of obstacles, and living productive and fulfilling lives.
It’s On US is a movement committed to helping create a culture of consent, bystander intervention, and survivor support. The organization looks to ensure that all victims or survivors voices are elevated every step of the way. It’s on US to stop sexual assault.
The Pasadena High School Learns Orchesis Dance Team is an after-school enrichment program that promotes teamwork and leadership through the performing arts.