A Mayor’s Vision:
SPARC Ignites Fort Worth’s
When Mayor Price is finished with SPARC (Strengthening Programs through Advocacy, Resources and Collaboration), Fort Worth families will have a new resource for locating quality programs for their children when they are not in school. Ask any busy parent, and they can tell you how challenging it can be to find programs and activities before, after or during extended breaks.
The National League of Cities (NLC), headquartered in Washington, D.C., recently produced an informational video, which featured mayors and city council members from around the country speaking about their commitment to quality afterschool initiatives. Fort Worth's Salvador Espino, District 2 Councilmen, is featured in the video.
A slightly revised video was showcased at NLC’s national conference March 10, 2014 at a general session in front of more than 2000 people. It was also shown at the Afterschool Policy Advisors’ Network (APAN) Luncheon meeting.