Spark Central strives to bring creative learning to West Central residents but also serves the wider Spokane community.
The center has a mission to fill the achievement gap for low-income residents, many who can’t afford extracurricular activities, said Brooke Matson, Spark Central’s executive director.
“We’re a nonprofit focused on igniting creativity and imagination,” Matson said. “We’re focused on breaking down barriers to creative learning opportunities and to help people to grow in their skill sets, especially for youth.”
Spark Central at 1214 W. Summit Parkway in Kendall Yards offers a wide schedule for kids and adults with community events, learning and programs ranging from technology to the arts.
Guests will find programs such as robotics, Adobe InDesign, computer coding, painting, making comic books and writers’ group. Many activities are free, because of donations, but some workshops require a low-cost fee.
It also hosts open-station hours, to check out robotic materials or make projects. Some scheduled programs can take walk-in guests, but others require registration. “Our workshops and programs fill up very quickly,” Matson said.
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