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SPARK LA’s October 22nd Gala at Tiato (2700 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica) 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Written By: Marcelle - Oct• 18•15



SPARK LA’s October 22nd Gala, hosted by award-winning actress Judy Reyes (best known for her roles in Scrubs and Devious Maids) and promises to be an evening of music, magic and mentor celebration set to raise funds for the life-changing student mentorship program. What makes Spark’s 10-week program truly unique is that the program is acutely focused on 7th & 8th graders—deeming it an essential time to keep students engaged and inspired through real-world, project-based learning experiences.  The event takes place at Tiato (2700 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica) .

Spark LA, a division of the national non-profit youth mentoring organization, pairs 350 underserved middle school students with the city’s top companies including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Entravision, Google, Union Bank, Capital Group and Cornerstone OnDemand. The pioneering bi-annual apprenticeships combine mentoring with project-based learning, skill building and career exploration at a pivotal point in the student’s development. This fall marks their largest-ever apprenticeship program. Individuals and organizations are invited to purchase tickets at $300 or corporate packages that include various levels of visibility and recognition from $2,500 ( and the night’s sponsors include HBO, Sony, Hulu, Deloitte, Warner Bros., NBC Universal, United Airlines and Cornerstone OnDemand.

Spark a Dream Annual Gala Auction closes
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Spark a Dream Annual Gala


Each fall, hundreds of Angelenos gather to celebrate the students, mentors, and corporations that help make Spark LA’s life-changing apprenticeships possible. Come join more than 300 philanthropists, executives, and young professionals for great food, drinks, interactive student projects, live entertainment, silent auction, and more.

Music, Magic, & Mentor Celebration

It will be a night to remember! First visit our students and their mentors at their project booths, explore our exciting auction items, and capture the evening at our photo booth. Enjoy live music by Harvard-Westlake Jazz Explorers, be amazed by our Magic Castle magicians, all while enjoying a mouth-watering Asian-fusion supper and Veev cocktails!

Hear how our host, actress and philanthropist, Judy Reyes (Scrubs, Devious Maids), visited our program in action at Cornerstone OnDemand. Listen to our inspiring student speaker about the impact his Spark mentor made on his life.

Finally, network with our partners such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hulu, and Sony, and learn how your employees can ignite the curiosity of the middle school students we serve!


Event Information

Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Location: Tiato, 2700 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

Attire: Casual chic – Dress for the evening air

Parking: Complimentary valet parking

Sponsorship Opportunities & Tickets

Last chance to register for Spark a Dream 2015! Join our community of sponsors including Cornerstone OnDemand, Hulu, Capital Group, and Deloitte, and demonstrate your belief in the life-changing power of apprenticeships.




Start bidding on our auction items TODAY by texting Spark2015 to 24700 or registering here.

Event Details
Who: Spark Los Angeles
Where: Tiato
When: Thursday, October 22nd
Start Time: 6:30pm
End Time: 10:00pm
Purchase Tickets
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Starting at $300. Please purchase by credit card using the link above, or to purchase by check, please e-mail
Thank you to our Sponsors
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CONTACT: Marcelle Lee




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