1
Jun

Spark House Spotlight: Felicia A. Henry

The Spotlight Series is a monthly series profiling poets, educators, and organizers doing transformative work in the fields of arts and education. This month, the spotlight shines on Felicia A. Henry who speaks with us about her sense of urgency and calling to youth work as poet, activist, and restorative justice social worker. What excites you most about poetry? To quote one of...
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10
May

Master Class Inspired by inspirED Youth Leadership Lab

3 Scholars from Frederick Douglass Academy III attended the inspirED Youth Leadership Lab in February and developed a change idea to improve the climate and culture of FDA III. In response to this idea, Spark House conducted a master class for scholars to explore their culture and take pride in their identities. Their hope was for their learning community to create...
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4
May

Spark House Spotlight: Altagracia Montilla

The Spotlight Series is a monthly series profiling poets, educators, and organizers doing transformative work in the fields of arts and education. This month, the spotlight shines on Altagracia Montilla who speaks with us about her role as Community School Director, love for art, and vision for radical education! What makes you spark? On the surface, I’m an educator. Beyond that, I’m...
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1
May

Scholar Spotlight: Osiris O.

FDA III scholar Osiris O. (10th grade) takes us on a journey through heart ache in his poem “Darkened Heart.” Read below: Darkened Heart This is how you darken a heart: 1. Lead him on. Amaze him into believing that someone like you beautiful, fun, and exciting could exist. 2. Text back like you actually care. Tell him...
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26
Apr

Upcoming Event: the series.

the series. is a monthly gathering of thematic performances and workshops designed to give voice to the lived experiences of people impacted by the criminal justice system. The performances use spoken word as the main medium, but also include a variety of other art forms such as vocals, interpretive dance, live painting and multi-media visual arts....
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19
Apr

651 ARTS Master Class

On Tuesday, April 18th, Spark House partnered with 651 ARTS to conduct a master class with their New Media Arts Fellows!  This years fellowship encouraged fellows to explore the works of Black Brooklyn artists, build their own platforms, tell their own stories, and critique and review work that speaks to them, all while considering how art can have major impacts on...
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13
Apr

Scholar Spotlight: Terrance J.

Terrance J. (10th grade) reminds us of the terrifying beauty we may find when we take a good look inside ourselves in his original poem “Imagine the Unbelievable.” Take a look below: Imagine the Unbelievable we are the voices of those who can’t be heard misunderstood for who we are what if we are all...
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10
Apr

Beotis X Button: Book Give Away Recipient

Beotis Creative & Button Poetry are celebrating National Poetry Month with a book giveaway! We’re happy to announce Spark House was selected to receive $75 in Button Poetry Books for our scholars. Many of these poets are taught in our classes, so we’re excited to gift our scholars with their complete collections. Thanks to all who nominated us and thank you,...
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