As if LEGO bricks could get any cooler...

As if LEGO bricks could get any cooler...

...here come Mindstorm Robotic Legos! They're not exactly new, but here at Spark, we've only had one set to work with. One one is awesome, but it also came with some limitations. Like, if someone wanted to build a robot, they couldnโ€™t really save their work since they had to put it back for the next person. And we also had a dream of a room full of people working on Mindstorm projects, helping each other out. So we asked our local Rotary 21 if they could help us out. And they did! So now we have SIX.

Supporter Floodlight: Inland Northwest Community Foundation

Supporter Floodlight: Inland Northwest Community Foundation

This article about Spokane and hope and basketball (I'll let you make the correlations) has Spokanites up in arms! Here at Spark Central, we're taking the chance to see respondents wax poetic (and sometimes aggressive!) on the many flourishing communities and loads of awesome stuff to do in Spokane.

Like this hilarious article from Shawn Vestal, who donates his times and writing chops to Spark Central from time to time. Or this call and response article in the Inlander, written by Daniel Walters. It has us thinking that Spokane is, dare we say it, a pretty neat place to live? The most important component of thriving communities is, of course, you!

Youโ€™re the ones who are starting groups and making stuff and dreaming big and being kind and supporting cool stuff. All of the things that make superb communities.

Stories to Inspire: Girls Rock Lab

Stories to Inspire: Girls Rock Lab

At Spark Central's Girls Rock Lab, girls who have never picked up an instrument before find their inner rock star. The girls go from being unsure about touching an instrument to making some serious noise, writing their own song with their band, and performing confidently on stage with the help of women mentors in the local music industry. Help support this amazing Spark Central camp for girls!