CivicSpark Fellows assist in building local government capacity to respond to community resilience needs such as climate change, water management, affordable housing, and mobility by completing projects on topics including sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, sea level rise, affordable housing, implementation of climate action plans, water efficiency, and GHG inventory and benchmarks. CivicSpark Fellows have provided over 518,000 hours of service to California’s communities and succeeded in a wide range local sustainability and resilience actions including:
community members engaged, including residents and business owners
Volunteers Hours Supported
community events held
Program Evaluation Reports
LGC contracted with LPC Consulting Associates, Inc. (LPC) to evaluate aspects of CivicSpark program to inform program implementation in 2016 and again in 2019. These evaluations examined aspects of CivicSpark’s impacts on local government capacity building and Fellow development. CivicSpark is currently undergoing another evaluation that will be available in late 2022.