All Children will have equitable access to excellent quality after-school programs that promote intellectual, creative and healthy development leading to engaged and productive citizens.
To strengthen after-school programs through Advocacy, Resources and Collaboration.
We have a children-centered focus
We have an ongoing strategic plan
We are committed to data-driven decision-making
We are committed to continuous quality improvement
We are committed to a diverse set of stakeholders
We continuously engage our stakeholders
We seek ongoing support from stakeholders and providers
To advance the safest and highest-quality service in after-school programs
To advocate for those we serve with honesty and mutual respect
To ensure quality programming through continuous learning and shared knowledge
To honor diversity and inclusiveness
To uphold the highest level of stewardship with our funds and resources
To be open, ethical and transparent in how we serve and operate
To be supportive and cooperative in all collaborations and partnerships
STAFF & BOARD
The innovative and dedicated professionals at SPARC come from a variety of backgrounds, but all share a passion for serving the children, youth and families of Fort Worth.
The Fort Worth SPARC nine member Board of Directors was established to represent the organization’s best interests within the community, to ensure Fort Worth SPARC is on track to meet goals and to develop policies in support of those goals with an end goal of serving A L L children.
Kathleen Powderly, MD President
Pediatrician - Private Practice
Pablo Calderon Vice President
Extensive experience working with non-profit, governmental agencies and citizen groups.
Molly Hyry, Treasurer
Educator and Community Leader
Vicki Ray, Secretary
Biotech and Pharmaceutical Professional, Community Volunteer
Nationally accaimed collegiate baton twirling coach
John Gales, Jr.
Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Event Coordinator, Motivational Speaker, Recording Artist
Workforce Solutions, Workforce Collaboration Manager
Fatherhood and Community Collaborator
Mary Emily Pardue
Occupational Therapist, Community Volunteer