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“From a little spark may burst a flame.”  ~Dante

project little spark provides opportunities for children in the U.S., including those who are vulnerable and with special needs, to give supplies as well as support to their global peers.  An organic by-product of project little spark‘s activity is the development of self-confidence in children through giving to others.  When children help others they realize that they are important and not alone in their challenges, have something to offer to others, and are valuable members of their world.  Our intent is that participation in one project (“the little spark”) ignites the desire to continue giving throughout one’s life (“the flame”) whether through a smile, words of encouragement, financial support, etc.

project little spark‘s activity is supported through a grant provided by The Pollination Project as well as seed funding from individual donors.  We are grateful for our supporters’ generosity and look forward to continuing our work.  project little spark is currently under consideration for 501(c)3 status.

Jeanine Jesberg is a proposal development and grant writing consultant, Certified Research Administrator (CRA), and licensed clinical speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) specializing in work with academic institutions and non-profit organizations. web profile pic 2014Prior to establishing project little spark, her multi-faceted career included several positions, e.g., Program Director, Director of Research Operations, and Executive Director, at the University of Chicago as well as Manager of Research Administration at Northwestern University with knowledge that spans strategic planning, conference planning, program management, budget development, research operations, and research administration. She also has over 15 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in the roles of clinician, Clinical Instructor, Lecturer, private practice Founder/CEO, and speaker.  Contact:  projectlittlespark@gmail.com

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