Iowa Civil Rights History

Why Aren't They Reading? - Akil Ali Clark (Spark Foundation)

January 30, 2022 Erick Nganyange Episode 13
Iowa Civil Rights History
Why Aren't They Reading? - Akil Ali Clark (Spark Foundation)
Show Notes

Founded in 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa.  Spark Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that every student in the community is able to obtain books that they are personally interested in, free of cost. Spark is also, focusing on reducing the reading achievement gap between high and low-income students and summer reading loss by ensuring every student has the opportunity to build their very own personal library. 


In this episode, I got the opportunity to talk to the founder of Spark Foundation, Mr. Akil Clark, our conversation was centered around the past, present, and future of the Spark Foundation. The fight to reduce/eliminate the illiteracy problem among young black boys and how to inspire children to read. 


To find more about spark go to https://www.sparkfndn.org/ or check them out on their Facebook page

For any questions or suggestions, please email Erick @ iacivilrightshistorypodcast@gmail.com