Community Sparkplugs

They say it takes a village to raise a child. 

But what does it take to raise a village to raise that child?

When a child can't safely walk to and from school because he missed the bus, learning doesn’t happen as it could. When she arrives at school hungry, learning doesn’t happen as it could. Our school and community partnerships start with the idea that citizens in the community can create an environment that gives children the opportunities they deserve. They end with results like walking brigades to and from school, mobile food banks, and neighborhood family book clubs.

These seemingly small but incredibly beautiful efforts are initiated by those who spark change—the everyday people we call Sparkplugs. They are everywhere. Their ideas matter. Their energy turns those ideas into opportunity. We provide the tools and know-how to help them bring those opportunities to life. 

750 Delaware Avenue, Suite 3

Delmar, New York 12054

Phone: 518.797.3783

Fax: 585-625-3698

info@rinstitute.org

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